White is the “it” colour in design right now and I’m not surprised why. It can create depth, drama and completely alter the style of a room. Because of this colour’s versatility, the white frame has made its way into my decorating go-to’s. Here are a few simple tricks to show you how to incorporate the versatile white frame into your décor to achieve your dream look.
Drama: Everyone loves a little drama in their lives so why not add a touch to your home. By painting your walls a fun colour, the white of a frame will pop! Use multiple white frames and you instantly create interest. If you're feeling brave go that extra step and play up the lines of your white frames with the addition of white molding. The molding and white frames together achieve a dramatic outline to your art that is an undeniable showstopper.
Another way to utilize the white frame for a little extra oomph is by choosing mats for your main attraction in place of art. This may seem a bit strange at first but this approach lets you play with the graphic elements of colour and pattern. Think of it as designer building blocks to build a little drama into your room!
Contemporary: Right now big artwork is trending. Join big art with our “it” colour, white, and you've got an awesome and current combo. The white frame helps master the contemporary look by adding sleekness to your piece while still allowing the artwork to take center stage. Whether you decide to blow up a large black and white photo or colour print, go with all-white framing and a wider white mat to give your piece a modern feel.
The subtlety of the white frame really allows you to get creative with mat size and proportion without making your room feel chaotic. Position your art to the side, upper or lower ends of a mat rather than the traditional middle placement to modernize your piece and add a touch of contemporary edge to your décor.
Gallery wall: The beloved gallery wall is perfect when made up of white frames. You can explore colour, texture, size and design without much worry of overdoing it. The all-white frames bring the wall together and the simplicity of the colour is visually appealing. This makes it a bit easier to step outside of the box and have some fun with your gallery displays. Think a mirrored gallery wall or even a wall of empty white frames for a unique and inspiring look.
I often hear people voice concerns about over-crowding a hallway with too many wall hangings, but one piece is not enough to adequately fill the space. Use clean-lined white frames and mats to solve the long-hallway dilemma. Your gallery wall of art or photographs down the hall will be uniform, easy on the eyes and not overwhelming.
Simple and airy: Sometimes it’s nice to have the frame blend into the background to give your room an airy feel. White frames on a white wall do just that. The frames seem to melt into the wall creating a sense of weightlessness.
I hope these ideas help you incorporate the versatile white frame into your next project.
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