Different Ways to Frame Your Photos

By choosing red frames for classic drawings and bright blue paint for an antique style chair, designer Tobi Fairley throws boring right out the window.

Photo courtesy of Tobi Fairley Interior Design

Framing your photos can be a simple endeavor or you can get really creative with it. Photos are really a part of the furnishings in any home and bring a personal touch to your living areas. If you have lots of photos or only a few, these ideas could inspire you to put them up!

1.    Paint Your Frames – One way to brighten up a room and add a splash of color to your photos is by painting your picture frames. Even an old worn out looking frame can be given new life with a fresh coat of paint. Pair black and white photos with a brightly colored frame for a cool effect, or play off the wall color with corresponding frame colors to help your photo blend in. You can also create an eclectic collage of frames when you take different shaped and textured frames and paint them all the same color. This creates a unifying effect and looks awesome when hung together.

2.    Frame a Corkboard – Another idea for hanging lots of smaller photos like snapshots is to frame a corkboard. By adding a frame you give the corkboard prominence. Paint the frame to match your home’s décor and the corkboard will fit right in. Then you can pin and re-pin different photos to suit your fancy.

3.    Frame Metal – Like the corkboard, framing a sheet of metal is a great way to give your photos a modern vibe. Use magnets to hang your photos without damaging them and you can even feature your children’s artwork up there as well.

A better view of Tobi Fairley's Blue Painted Klismos Chairs

4.    Collage Frames –Collage frames can be found almost anywhere now and offer you the opportunity to group together photos in an appealing way. Try to create a constant look by picking one time, like winter or spring, or a particular activity like a day at the beach.

5.    Frameless Hanging –Another idea I found cool was a visual effect. By taking a thin piece of wood the same size as your photos, you can hang two pictures at once. Using equilateral triangular slats of wood; line them up and attach them to the wooden backboard. Then carefully slice your photos and glue them to the sides. One photo goes on the right side and the other goes on the left side of each triangle. Now when you hang it up you see one complete photo from the left and a different complete photo from the right. How cool!

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Interior Designer Anthony Baratta's designs have graced over 40 magazine covers, and is well known for his talent to integrate the bright colors in spaces with a strong sense of symmetry. This artist is that the interior design is a language that is the balance between patterns, color, history, luxury and modernity.

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