Picture frames can help set the mood
of a picture. The right frame should enhance the colors and emotion of the
picture. It can also help set the decor of your home or office. More modern
homes can take minimalist frames, while frames made with antique wood
complement more rustic homes. No matter your choice, a well-chosen picture
frame can make a picture stand out. Antique
Unfinished antique or reclaimed wood
can add an old-world charm to your vintage pictures. You can purchase reclaimed
wood at craft or hardware stores, or you can pull it off of an old barn or
fence. Leaving the wood unfinished gives a rustic look. Simply hammer together
four strips of wood and attach a plastic or glass window to the back. You can
also distress new wood to make it look antique.
Another way to frame your pictures
is to display them between two pieces of unframed glass that have been clamped
together by a base. This minimalist approach essentially frames the picture in
negative space. Because there is no chunky frame to distract, the picture
stands out more. This type of frame is particularly appropriate in an office or
a home with modern decor.
You can purchase an unfinished
picture frame and paint and finish it yourself. This is reminiscent of pointillist painter Georges Seurat, who painted frames to echo his paintings.
You can paint your picture frame to look like your picture has extended beyond
itself into the frame. If a picture is intended for a child’s room, consider
helping the child paint the frame.