By Lucy Bartlett
One ancient proverb says a picture is equal to thousand words.
What about picture frames. The main function of a picture or
photo frame is to protect and highlight the content it holds.
beautiful work of art can be made to look drab by framing it
improperly, using wrong materials. Similarly an excellent
can definitely enhance the beauty of the picture it holds.
There are frames and there are frames but to select which is
most suitable for the picture or photograph it is going to be
very difficult job. A wrong choice and you lose the contented
feeling you get when you look at a work of art.
Occasionally, pictures are abnormal in size so you need custom
picture frames which are quite expensive. To complement the
picture, to get a perfect look and merge with ambience of the
room where the picture is display one should be willing to
commission a professional to build the perfect frame.
Picture and photo frames of standard sizes are not expensive
and they can be bought from your neighbourhood shop. To suit
our individual style and also to enhance the quality of the
pictures, care should be taken to incorporate these factors
when we select standard picture or photo frames.
Picture frames come in hundreds of colours, different shapes
and a wide variety of materials which will complement the
The photo frames are made of pewter, stainless, ceramics,
composites and crystal. Your budget is the only criteria to
select the best available design and material.
Picture frames can be artful in their own right with wide
borders, bright and bold colour. Try to avoid a picture frame
which overwhelms the image it carries.
For the contemporary home select metal frames in darker shades
such as black, copper, gold or silver. To get a Mediterranean
style select bold white frames. To create an antique Victorian
look ornate gilded frames are the best choice to highlight
beautiful art and special prints.
The children’s room will get a youthful atmosphere by using
plastic frames in vivid colours.
Avoid metal frames to encase valuable pieces of art. They are
priced moderately and sold as kits with their backs open. This
makes the contents exposed to dust and moisture.
With proper tools and after little practice you can make your
own wooden picture frames and it is a correct choice for
original arts, limited edition prints and other valuable
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