We are surrounded by white walls. Does your home have white walls? If your living room has white walls click the 'like' button below this post as an informal survey. Or shout out the color of your walls in the comments. I think the results will be interesting.
More often than not when we move into a home the walls are white. Most of us don't do much to change that especially if we are living in an apartment. White has become easy and comfortable.
So what do you do if you like your white walls, but your art work is also white? You can choose matting and frames to make the photos stand out from the walls. However you want to be careful that the matting or the frame doesn't diminish the photograph. After all it is the photograph that you want to stand out and be noticed.
Using the photograph above I created two examples of frames and matting that enhance the photo instead of overpowering it. A perfect way to showcase your white photos are white walls.
Yes, it's true that Huey Lewis and the News sang a song by that title back in 1989. But I am referencing that phrase with regards to decorating.
Wall art such as photographs and painting are quite often in rectangular shapes. One reason for this, especially with photographs, is the common frame sizes. Unless you want to pay for custom framing you are pushed into the sizes that are easy to frame. Fortunately we now have some options that don't require framing. Photographs can be printed on galley wrapped canvas, metal and acrylic. None of these require a frame and all are quite beautiful.
So choose a square photo if that is what best fits your space and budget. It's a nice shape and a great option if you want more than just a rectangle.
Hi. I am Cheryl of Cheryl Day Photography. Stay tuned for my regular blog posts to keep you updated on what I am doing.