We ladies love all things design, whether it has to do with clothes, accessories, or even our homes and how we decorate our space–from every room in our house to our office to, well, just about anywhere that we can decorate (even our cars). So we’re starting a new feature at Lovelyish called Lovelyish Design, in which we’ll feature our favorite finds and inspiration concerning design and home decor. And today, we’re talking about frames.
I know, I know. Frames don’t seem that integral in our homes, but frames are so versatile that you can really do whatever you want with them to create whatever look you desire. And because there are so many different kinds of frames, from vintage frames to shadowbox frames, to round or odd-shaped frames, the possibilities are really endless.
And to make things as easy for you as possible, I’ve created a list of ways you can use frames in your homes and offices.
1. Decide what kinds of frames you want to use.
Frames are available at Michaels or other craft stores for very low prices, so you can buy many of the same frames or different kinds of frames.
All of these frames follow the same style with solid black frames and large white spaces that surround the displayed objects.
And these frames below are all different, yet somehow work together very well.
You just have to decide what kind of feel you want to create with your frames, and the first thing to do is to pick the frames.
2. Decide what you want to display.
Whether it be photos of family and friends, prints of movies or places or animals, art pieces created by loved ones, it’s really up to you. Because I love to collect prints of my favorite artists’ works, I like to frame the prints so they are displayed nicely.
Here is an example though of frames of children’s artwork.
3. Decide how you want to arrange your frames.
This is the last and perhaps hardest step. You have to figure out how you want to arrange your frames. Do you want to arrange them in a horizontal line? Or do you want to create a shape with your frames? This is the finishing touch of using frames in your space, and how you arrange them will have a lot to do with how people look at your displays.
This example of frames is very orderly: 3 rows of frames that cover the walls.
And this here is a display of frames that isn’t really a shape, but it does draw the viewer in, especially with all the other decorations around the frame.
Frames can liven up dead and bare walls throughout the house. Whether big or small, they can be used just about anywhere. And there really isn’t a wrong way of using frames; it’s all about what you want to do and how you want to do it!
What do you think, Lovelies? How do you use frames in your space? And what other features of design would you like to see in the future?