Professional Picture Framing Tips Part 2 of 2

5th Apr 2016

Retail stores offer several framing tips that make homes look professional. Additionally, these tips are excellent for wedding photographers and interior designers. This article is part of two of two and offers more great advice to help keep homes and office spaces looking top notch.

  • Vacation Art – There is no better time to buy art than when on vacation. Artwork is easy to rollup and transport home, while providing years worth of memories. Whether it is a piece of artwork that captures the area’s local history or culture or simply a piece that speaks directly to the soul, there is no wrong type of artwork to purchase while on vacation.
  • Opposites Attract – Interior designers specialize in knowing that opposites attract. Instead of making a home match too well, mix objects to give homes a unique feel. Even a uniquely placed object can give an interesting appearance and vibe to any room.
  • Taking Frames to Stores – Consider taking frames to stores when interior decorating. This helps designers find the right fabrics and furniture to match artwork and photographs.
  • Hanging Pictures – The general rule when hanging pictures is to place them approximately 4.5 feet from the ground. Most inexperienced homeowners hang pictures higher than this, which fails to create a dynamic focal point.
  • Avoid Direct Sunlight – Even superb conservation framing can still compromise the integrity of artwork overtime. Organic material eventually decomposes over time. The timing behind this depends on a number of elements, such as temperature, UV rays and exposure to moisture. This is precisely the reason why museums do not have windows and do not want people taking pictures of the artwork.
  • Neutral Paint – Painting walls a neutral color helps highlight artwork. Light color walls also help make rooms appear larger and more attractive.
  • Protect Paintings when Moving – When moving, wrap frames individually using bath towels, bed sheets or newspaper to help prevent dents and small scratches.
  • Pivot Points – Always hang pivot points close to the top of a frame. If the pivot point is raised, the center of gravity is also raised. This helps the frame hang against the wall. Additionally, if the artwork needs to tilt towards the flood to help reduce glare, lower the pivot point.
  • Corrugated Corners – Frames are often sold with protective corrugated corners. Keep these, as they are ideal for storing or moving a frame.
  • Hinge Artwork – Only hinge artwork using tape at the top. As the frame hangs, gravity will eventually pull it down. This will also help reduce the chances of the artwork buckling under higher humidity or temperatures.

Professional businesses, art consultants, wedding photographers and interior designers understand the importance of using high quality antique round picture frames, wood oval picture frames and even unique-style convex glass frames.