The Remarkably Powerful (Yet Small!) Decor Tweak Anyone Can Make
Want to refresh the look of a room with a minimal amount of money or effort? Focus your attention on the one element of your decor that can have a surprisingly refreshing effect on your home: the way your art is framed. These GIFS show off the simple but effective ways you can alter, add, change and renew your frames.
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Paint your frames with bold color
One of the easiest and most affordable ways to change up the way your artwork looks is so give your existing frames a new coat of color. And because a frame is much smaller than a wall, you can switch up the color quickly and often to make your room feel fresh.
Original room image above from → Kristen’s B&W Chicago Loft
Use black to add graphic drama
Natural wood is a lovely way to frame a favorite photograph or painting, but layering on a coat of black can make your art pop and add drama to the entire room.
Original room image above from → Katy & Todd’s Musical Mash-Up
Add color to some frames in a wall collage
If you have a collage of art pieces and they all have the same frame color, try adding some bold color to just a few of the frames. It’ll be a visually vibrant surprise.
Original room image above from → Eric & Patrick’s Design Playground
Make an art collage cohesive with one color
Part of the fun of incorporating a wall art collage in your home is the breezy, casual energy it brings to a room. But if the frames in your collage are all a different color — and you’re craving a little more consistency — use one color to create collage cohesion.
Original room image above from → Heloise’s “Ever Changing” D.C. Apartment
Forget the frame, choose a colorful mat
It’s not just the frame that can have a big impact on an art piece, changing the mat color can renew a room.
Original room image above from → A Light & Breezy, Mid-Century Inspired Beverly Hills Apartment