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I love playing with colors in my home. Changing the color in my living room used to be a big job. I used to have to repaint the entire room to change the color scheme but have since learned to keep the walls and flooring neutral. Using accent colors in the room can make it very easy to change the overall appearance of the room without going to the expense or work of repainting. My blog will show you what you can do to change the color in your rooms without having to go through the process of painting the entire room.

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A Designer's Guide To Buying Custom Picture Frames Online

Martin Horton

The custom framing shops of yesteryear are quickly becoming a thing of the past in many places. Today, online merchants offer the same services for customers that allows them to choose the frame they want all from the comfort of their own home. If you have pictures or artwork that need a custom frame, here are some important things to keep in mind when you place the order on the web.

The Size Of The Molding

The molding on a frame is essentially the part that makes up the frame itself that will be featured around your photograph or piece of art. Molding comes in several different materials, colors, and thicknesses. If you choose a molding that's too heavy, it could weight the picture down and cause it to fall off the wall or pull the picture away from the frame's backing. On the other hand, molding that is too thin could take away from the visual appeal of the artwork and may not be able to handle the weight of the glass or plexiglass that covers it. Consider a thinner frame molding size for small pieces that can be attached to the wall with a single nail. Medium width molding can handle anything that needs two to three nails and will be stronger for moderately sized pieces. Thick molding can handle heavier items, but keep in mind that it is costlier and the picture will need to be mounted on a stud in the wall and use around six nails to keep it secure.

Frame Color

Custom frames today come in hundreds of styles and colors. Even brown is now available in different tones ranging from a plain, unfinished look to a rich and deep cherry colored finish. Some frames utilize bright and vibrant colors, while others are neutral in black, white, or gray tones. Be sure the color you select doesn't overtake the artwork or photograph. Black and white are both good choices to keep the artwork as the visual centerpiece. You should also think about where you plan to hang your frame. If you want to select a bright color, make sure it will fit in with the rest of the room's decor. There may also be other frames already there, so you don't want it to compete with what is already hanging on your walls. 

Picking The Mat Board

Some people opt to use matting in their custom frame order, but this is usually not used with oil or canvas paintings. Matting gives your artwork or picture an extra visual appeal. It helps to create a nice, smooth transition from the frame to the center of the frame, bringing the eye towards the middle of it. Mat choices come in plenty of colors as well, but neutral white is an optimum choice to make sure it doesn't "swallow" the piece like a brighter or darker color might. For photographs, white is definitely the best choice since it helps make the photo stand out and stay clear. Be sure the matting you choose has a thick enough border or it will look awkward and create an empty space between the matting and the artwork. When in doubt, see if you can contact the custom framing website for advice based on the size and content of the piece you want to have framed so you can be sure you get the absolute best custom frame for your special artwork. 

If you're looking for a custom framing company, visit Washington Framers' Workroom.


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