5 PLACES TO BUY NICE PICTURE FRAMES

 The home of William Pye a great example of mixing up photo frames

2018 is set to be all about mega art.  Going as big and as bold as you can to create a real statement on your walls with huge canvases.  A great option if you have mega bucks to spend but I don't see the good old gallery wall going anywhere soon either; an eclectic collection of smaller prints on the wall is always a joy.  

On this note I thought it might be useful to share a few places to buy nice picture frames which I've stumbled across lately, in case you were having the same trouble as me, and that is finding nice and inexpensive frames! I'm down with the art, after discovering Society6 and turning my hand to painting canvases myself,  I have no shortage of stuff to frame, it's just the frames themselves that I need to buy to finish the job.  

Before I get going on some frames I've found, I've also popped a link to my dedicated arty Pinterest board at the bottom of the post which has some ideas on how to arrange framed prints and art.   Also, if you're after an antique frame then it's well worth checking out your local auction house where you can pick up some absolute gems (advice on how to work an auction house can be found here).  You can get some amazing gilt and embellished frames which can make even a humble postcard or magazine cut-out look a gazillion dollars.  

WHITE FRAMES - Use white frames for bright and colourful or black and white art which will make the colours pop.  Creating a larger mount around your picture can also give a really nice clean and fresh look like this frame below from the White Company - I'm a big fan of their fine wood frames and they also do a set of 6,  handy if you want a nice selection of all white in different sizes for a gallery wall. 

 
 White Company art frame

White Company art frame

 

BLACK FRAMES - I think green and botanical based prints look great inside of a black frame, the black and green make a lovely contrast.  I found this pretty slim black frame from Trouva below which is £23.50 for an A5 size but looks great quality. 

 Trouva picture frame in black

GOLD FRAMES - Almost anything will work inside of a gold or brass frame, such a versatile and warm colour will bring out the best in anything.  H&M have an amazing selection of brass and gold frames and mirrors like this selection below, well worth checking out online HERE - also how gorge is this pink wall with the gold! 

 H&M Brass frames

WOODEN FRAMES - Again a lovely warm colour to frame with, a great option for black and white art and light sketches.  I love a light wood colour which is a bit more contemporary than the many orangy stained wood frames out there.  The best I can find is from MADE.COM who in fact have a lovely selection of frames and are well worth checking out.    

 MADE.COM frames and picture frames for art

COLOURED FRAMES - I actually love red photo frames, they remind me of Italian restaurants in the 1980's and inter-placed with gold and black frames can add an extra layer of colour.  If you don't fancy picking up a plain frame from IKEA and painting it your colour of choice with a paint tester pot, then check out Picture Frames Express who have a great selection of colourful frame options and sizes. 

 Society 6 red picture frame

If you are stuck on art then I recommend reading THIS for links to some nice online art shops.   You'll also find many online art print shops offer framing as an added extra.  If you need a customised frame then do check out Frames.co.uk for some affordable options. 

Head to my dedicated Pinterest board below for some more inspiration and gallery wall ideas and I'd love to hear how you get on with your art framing projects! 

 
 

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Cover Image via Skonahem