Frames As Fashion
Décor Trends Through The Ages
Picture frames aren’t often thought of as a fashion trend item, but they align closely with a time period’s decor tastes. Art styles change over the centuries and are reflected in the era’s architecture, design, décor, fashion…and framing!
Think back to the frames you have seen gracing everything from museum masterpieces to Grandma’s family photos…each has a unique look in accordance to its era. Here are a few examples.
Styles are always changing. Minimalism is the trendiest framing style currently. Simple, clean lines are the best sellers. We see many pieces that look almost ‘frameless’ and work well with modern home decor. Even if something appears frameless, it still needs a durable and attractive method of display. Gallery-wrapped canvas is extremely popular right now. If you have a canvas stretched on a wood frame, it still needs a frame to complete the design (just like a perfectly placed exclamation mark to finish off your statement painting). It also aides in warp prevention. Ask us how to keep that ‘frameless’ look for your canvas!
What Style Does Your Art NEED?
It’s fun to be trendy, but there is no one frame style that is right for your art. Always frame based on what your art needs, not necessarily what is popular. If the art calls for a fancy Baroque frame, give it one! If a sleek metal border is the perfect choice, don’t deny it. Framing to the art will create a timeless style that you will never grow tired of, even when the current trends change.