How to frame a picture?
Is there a house without pictures on the wall?
I don't think so... Photography has become one of the most popular decorations. Usually, most often they are images of loved ones, memories from holidays, family mementoes, but perhaps there are also works of professional photographers bought somewhere in a gallery or online.
If a given photo has a special value for us - emotional, artistic, or maybe investment - then it is worth making sure that it survives intact as long as possible. The way to protect a photo is the right setting.
It is obvious that in a well-composed interior, all elements - including decorations - should create a harmonious whole. The frames in which the photos are placed should also comply with this principle.
In elegant interiors, subtle frames, tastefully surrounding the photo, will be perfect - aluminium frames will look great, the simplicity of which will be an advantage in this case. Kept in subdued and universal colours, aluminium frames in black or white will be used in tastefully decorated rooms.
In an interior kept in a more casual style, wooden frames will certainly look good - their naturalness and universal design will perfectly complement both living rooms and bedroom interiors. Wood is a universal material, so it will work in any interior style - so you can place wooden frames as a decoration in rooms arranged in a retro, Scandinavian or even loft style.
In addition to traditional frames, based on aluminium and wood, there are also anti-frames - Borderless, thanks to which the photograph is maximally exposed. This reduces the risk of wrong frame selection, as this type of frame will work well with any photo.
It is also worth considering the use of a picture mount, a thin, flat piece of paper-based material included within a picture frame, which serves as additional decoration and to perform several other.
Colourful, family photos can sometimes look better without this additional frame, but it is good to remember that the picture mount protects the photo and extends its life. This is very important in the case of old photos or art photography that are unique.
This also means that the surface of the photo does not touch the glass directly. The picture mount should not be too narrow, it can be the same width on each side, but it can also be wider horizontally.
Appropriate selection of mount emphasizes the qualities of the print being framed. A bright frame, preferably a shade lighter than the photo, will optically enlarge it and attract attention to it, sharpen it. The black, dark frame creates an impression of depth and optically reduces our object.
The choice of glass is also important. Ordinary glass will protect the photo from dust, moisture, it does not distort the colours and even sharpens them, but it reflects the light and the photo will not be visible. Ordinary glass also does not protect the photo from fading, especially if it is exposed to direct sunlight.
If we have valuable photographs or our apartment or office that is very sunny, it is worth framing the photos in a special anti-reflective glass that will protect the work from the sun and do not reflect in the glass of the surroundings, thanks to which the work is always clearly visible. When choosing glass for a photo frame, you need to take into account its value and the conditions in which it is to hang - in darker rooms, can stay with the traditional glass.