Small Pieces for Small Places
No room or area is too small for artwork!
Can you name all the small empty spaces in your home? Probably not, because there are more than you think. Take look around your home – do you see them now? How many of those small spots could use a touch of art?
How about that small piece of art you picked up on vacation? It works well in your powder room. It is simply framed, but the contrast between the art and the mat makes your eye go right to the image, creating a noticeable piece.
These small antique images are the kinds of photos you see sitting on a piano, shelving, table or desktop. The framing doesn’t need to be much larger than the photo already is, so forget the mat – just add a wide frame around it so it doesn’t get lost with all the others photos on the piano.
How To Frame Small Pieces
The key is to not introduce multiple elements, such as color, size or frills. Because this pocket watch is so small, it could have easily been over-powered. The frame is proportionate to the watch. Only one color of matting was used so that the watch didn’t get visually ‘lost’.
Paint Colors that Make a Room Feel Larger
Go Bold, Go Dark: Dark colors can actually make a space feel larger since they draw in your attention.
Make it Dynamic: Choose colors that change with lighting, such as Mint or Sage Green or a Pearl Gray
Classic Whites: White reflects the light and makes the walls recede, which makes a small space feel large and airy.