What Type of Frame Should I Buy?
The type of frame you choose will depend on the size of the image, the room, and your taste.
- Know the image size that you want to purchase the frame for.
- Decide if you would like the frame with or without a mount, as the mount will impact the size of the frame you will require.
- Think about the design that you would like. The décor in the room should help you decide what style would suit you best.
What Size of Frame Should I Buy?
What Style Should I Buy?
How to Achieve a Look
These guidelines will help you get started, but you should adjust your decorating according to your tastes and preferences.
THE BEDROOM MINIMALIST
The wall above the bed is the most visible.
The frames should occupy no less than two-thirds of the area above the headboard but not extend beyond its edges unless you have bedside tables. In the bedroom, groups of 3 frames work very well. It is good if the three images are related in character or colour scheme.
THE LIVING ROOM GALLERY WALL
Frames should be hung six-nine inches over a significant furniture piece. When choosing your frames, consider an arrangement of about 36 inches wide above a couch.
When in doubt, the bigger the collage of frames, the more impact it will have.
THE KITCHEN TRADITIONALIST
When hanging a single piece on a wall, the centre of the picture should be about 60 inches off the ground, which places it at eye level. Try to position picture frames away from direct light and high humidity.
How Do I Hang My Frame?
Recruit a helper to hold the frame on the wall while you evaluate its placement using the following guidelines:
- The centre of the frame should be at eye level, approximately 60" from the floor
- Leave at least a 3"- 6" gap between the top of a sofa and the bottom of the picture frame, and 4"- 8" from a tabletop
- Treat a collage of frames as a single unit
- Centre the frame or grouping within the available wall space or over the piece of furniture below it
- Position pictures away from direct light and high humidity