How to Match Floating Frames to Your Room Style

How to Match Floating Frames to Your Room Style

There are endless ways to decorate a room, which means both total freedom and, if you’re aiming for consistency, difficult decisions. When it comes to hanging a picture, the choice is yours as far as frame style and colour go. But if you’re aiming to create a cohesive, attractive focal point for the room, that takes planning. Fortunately floating frames are a versatile option that you can match with your own taste in décor, enhancing the look of the entire room.

Whether you’re running an art gallery, making your office space more appealing or decorating your own home, framing protects your paintings from wear and tear and makes them easier to display. While they’re not new inventions, floating frames have been steadily increasing in popularity over recent years due to their chic and contemporary look. 

Mobile Frames 2 U specialises in providing framing services direct to your doorstep if you live in the Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or Toowoomba regions. If you’re wondering how to pick the right floating frame for your room style, Mobile Frames 2 U can offer you some tips.

What is a floating frame?

Floating frames are frames that create the illusion of your artwork floating within them. While traditional floating frames overlap with the edges of your artwork, floating frames leave a (usually 4mm) gap around it, making it look like it’s “floating” delicately inside a border. These frames protect your picture without the need for glass, draw people’s attention to the picture and enable them to see it clearer, and give the image some extra depth and dimension. They also make the picture stand out more, especially if the background of the canvas and the wall are the same colour.

Before being displayed in a floating frame, the canvas is stretched over a wooden stretcher frame and held in place with tacks or staples. This allows viewers to admire the entirety of the painting, rather than just the portion the glass reveals. Floating frames are ideal for paintings, sketches, photos and just about any form of visual expression, and are a common sight in art galleries and classy modern homes.

Tips for matching your floating frames to the styles of your rooms

While a floating frame is always an elegant choice, here is how you can most effectively match it to the décor and design of your own interior: 

Choose a frame that suits the artwork

Before coordinating the frame with the décor, it’s best to choose a picture frame that suits the style of your artwork. A black and white frame is a classic and simple option if you’re framing a black and white photo, but you can also choose a frame that matches one of the piece’s dominant colours. Make sure your frame complements the artwork without overpowering it. 

Consider the colour scheme

Colour matching is a good place to start in general: matching the frame to the room colour as well as the image colour. A black or white floating frame is versatile enough to always look good in a neutral coloured room. If your room has lots of bright, colourful décor, you can choose a frame that’s the same shade as one of the dominant colours. 

Suit your style

Is your room classic or modern? Does it have a timeless, elegant feel with a lot of old furniture, or it is modern and minimalist? The style of your room and the aesthetic it invokes can help you decide on your frame. An ornate frame with a little extra decoration might be perfect in an old-fashioned room full of antiques, for example. If your home has a more rustic mood, a thick, earthy-toned frame might be just what you’re after. 

Select the right size

It’s obvious, but the size of your frame depends on the size of your artwork or photograph. And where do you plan to hang it? A single large framed work of art looks good above the head of a bed, while a small artwork might go unnoticed on a larger-sized wall.

Floating frames with Mobile Frames 2 U

For floating frames that perfectly complement your space, contact Mobile Frames 2 U. 

We specialise in floating frames made from high-quality materials customised to suit your needs. We offer expert consultation, professional design and installation and frame customisation. We can stain your frames the desired colour and finish and ensure that they perfectly protect your treasured artwork and memories. 

If you live in Brisbane, Toowoomba, the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast, Mobile Frames 2 U can bring our framing services directly to your doorstep. We can show you through our full range of framing options, offer our expert advice informed by decades of experience and let you pick your favourite frame. We’ll assemble it for you in our workshop and deliver it at a time that suits you. 

With a wealth of experience spanning 25+ years, we take the stress out of framing. To find out more, contact the Mobile Frames 2 U team for a free quote.

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