When framing a picture in a home, we always think Scale, Palette, Style. The scale of the frame and image/art should be proportional, and the colors, materials or design shouldn’t clash. Identify what frame fits well with your image or art piece, as certain pieces call for a rustic frame, others for a baroque frame, and others for a more modern/minimalistic frame.
When selecting a frame for a piece of art or photograph, always consider whether you want the frame or art piece to be the focal point. This can at times be a difficult decision to make but is also a good opportunity to play around. It is also important not to see art or a famous photograph for its “Name” but mainly for what it represents to YOU.
Simply put, putting an eccentric and over-the-top frame to a “Hirst” piece is just as valuable as framing a beautiful piece of art created by your 2-year-old nephew in an elegant white on white museum frame.