How to Declutter Your House With Picture Frames [InfoGraphic]

Decluttering has gained in popularity over the past decade. More and more books and blogs teach you how to go through your home and keep what you want, while getting rid of the things that are unnecessary. Getting rid of the clutter in your home has shown significant effects on your mood and stress levels, but it also makes your house looks nice. But using picture frames, you can achieve all the same things, while also adding a positive element to your home.

In the infographic below, we have lined out four ways that picture frames can help you declutter and the benefits of using a picture frame. Whether it’s getting rid of sports pictures, your old diploma, or memorabilia around a special trip you made, a picture frame is the perfect spot to keep and honor the things you don’t want to get rid off. Keep reading below the image for more information on how picture frames can help you declutter.

declutter using picture frames

Save what matters

One of the problems with decluttering is that there are some things that just don’t fit your house, but you also don’t want to throw out the window- small things you feel an emotional attachment to. Now, depending on which method you use, there are different ways to handle those things. But if you’re looking for a good way to honor the small things you feel emotionally attached to, picture frames can offer the perfect way out. By framing your most treasured memories, you can almost have your declutter cake and eat it, too.

Turn clutter into memories

Not only does framing your treasured memories give you a chance to keep the sentimental while also clearing up space, if you’re proactive about it, you can make memories count where it matters. Because what good is a great photo album if it just takes up space in your book case?

Instead of keeping memories of a trip that you one day hope to turn into a photo album, turn a picture frame into a collage-style photo album. This way, not only do you keep your most important memories intact, you also display them where you can actually see them. And if you’ve got new memories to display, you can simply reuse the same frame.

Reduce stress

Full disclosure: using picture frames doesn’t reduce more stress than using another way to declutter your home. But for people who hate throwing away meaningful things, picture frames do make decluttering a little easier.

Improve your interior

A good picture frame adds to the aesthetics of your home. A good picture frame that’s well used does that, but also adds a sense of personalizing. If you hang your important memories where you can see them, your mood might be elevated every time you see them. And when it comes to decorating your home, shouldn’t that be a leading principle?

 

5 Frames That Make Amazing Wedding Picture Frames

A wedding is one of the biggest events in your life. It’s also the one event that’s most likely to be captured in photographs. There’s just as much of a chance that these pictures will be on your walls forever. Every reason to be as careful about picking your wedding picture frames as you are about picking your photographer. To help you select the best wedding picture frames, we have listed five surprising options below (and a bonus option for more inspiration):

Also read: 4 ideas for the perfect wedding anniversary gift

A black with gold frame This black with gold frame is one of the best examples of wedding picture frames

Although a black frame is very classy in itself, this wooden black frame with decorative golden band on the inside of the frame will elevate your wedding picture to a new level. Its eye-catching design makes it especially suitable for bigger pictures. With the golden band, this frame is also fitted for pictures without a mat.

Silver Compo Frame

This silver ornamental wooden picture frame makes one of the best custom wedding picture frames

This Silver Compo frame is just as much of an eye catcher as your wedding picture itself. With the ornamental edge and the classical look of the silver, it makes a great wedding picture frame. Especially for weddings in a very classical setting, with a black and white or sepia-filtered picture, this frame will make an endless highlight of your home that always reminds you of the wedding day itself.

Ivory with Moss Silver

this ivory frame makes a great wedding picture frameThis wooden frame in ivory doesn’t just have a bigger potential of matching the wedding dress to a tee, it also makes the most adventurous frame in this list. The moss silver adds something special to this frame that works great with pictures from an outdoor wedding.

Brushed Satin NickleThis metal satin custom picture frame is a great wedding picture frame

While less adventurous than the wooden ivory frame, this Brushed Satin Nickle frame is a very classic choice. The metal frame adds a classic and surprising touch, while the color makes the perfect match for a black and white picture. If the frame by itself is too harsh for your taste, consider adding a mat to soften the aesthetic of the frame.

Valucore Flat Black with Bevel LipThis valucore frame makes a great and affordable option for your wedding picture frames

This Valucore Flat Black with Bevel Lip is one of the more classic options for your wedding picture frames. The Valucore material makes this a remarkably affordable option, while still maintaining the perfect fit for your wedding picture.

Bonus options

For more options and great wedding gifts, our special ‘wedding and romance’ section can help you find even more!

 

 

5 Surprising Styles for Perfect Custom Poster Frames

Are you looking for custom poster frames? Poster frames can make your posters stand out to make them look even better and really attract people’s attention. That means you want a poster frame that is more than an ordinary frame. We feature several frames which look great and can help showcase all of your pictures. Our easy wizard will help you make a truly custom poster frame by selecting a precise size, and add options like backing, mat, and Plexi-glass. To make things even easier, we have selected five styles that you might want to consider for your poster frames.

Also read: 5 amazing ways to decorate a home theater

Classic Black Wood Frame


This frame is a classic black frame which looks great for all your posters. It would work well with a white mat to draw even more attention to the centerpiece, especially when you have a dark poster. For lighter posters, you could consider doing no mat at all. The contrast of frame and poster will catch everyone’s attention and truly honor the poster.

Vibrant Color Frame

If you have a poster that features a specific color, it can be a good idea to get a poster frame that highlights (or contrasts) that color. We feature several poster frames which have vibrant colors like blue, yellow, and red. Many frames come in standard white or black, but these frames all feature vibrant attractive colors that can help highlight your poster on the wall. You can pick the size and other options with our handy frame maker to really make it a custom poster frame.

Shiny Silver

shiny silver metal custom picture frameIf you want a frame that defies expectations, you should consider our shiny silver frame. This is an excellent custom poster frame that can help highlight your posters in a unique way and would match a modern interior.

Old Fashioned Frame Style

For posters that need a classic feel, you might consider our fancy dark-toned frame. This frame has an attractive classic style which can highlight map posters as well as other posters. It’s perfect for framing vintage movie posters or art posters that deserve some special attention. The ornate mahogany rope style really helps draw the eye to your posters.

The Wow-Factor Frame

Sometimes you need a frame that is just a cut above everything else. This frame features a distressed white style and looks amazing.  This frame gives your posters an old style feeling. It could highlight any poster that you have and make them look very attractive. Use the frame make to pick the various options you need to go with this frame.

Summary

These custom picture frames make great poster frames as well. If you have a poster that you want to showcase, make sure you get a high-quality poster frames. More importantly, make sure you use custom poster frames that perfectly fit your posters. And if the above five suggestions don’t suit you, browse the biggest online catalogue of custom poster frames right here.

 

3 Blog Posts We Loved in July

We’re always looking to provide our audience with the best information on the web about the visual arts, photography, and organizing. Each month, we assemble the most popular blog posts that we shared in that month. For this post, have a look at July’s most popular posts. And make sure to visit our Facebook page to never miss an update again. 

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Decluttering is all the hype these days. A lot of people find themselves with more stuff than they need or have room for. Decluttering is all about making room by using space more efficiently, or by strategically getting rid of stuff. This blog post combines the latter with a heartwarming gesture. Originally focused on ‘Give Something Away Day’, the message of this blog post is pretty much timeless.

Photography: how so many Instagram pictures look alike

Sometimes when you scroll through your Instagram feed, you can get the impression that a lot of Instagram photos look alike. You’re not alone in that. This Instagram account combines these copycat photos and combines them in one post, creating a wonderful visual effect.

Visual arts: How to make your pictures more realistic

Realism is in details. For beginners, it’s hard to find what details add the realism that seems so hard to grasp. In this blog post, the writer lays out five tips that will make your paintings seem much more realistic by focusing on the right things.

Also read: 3 Blog posts we loved in May

 

10 Truly Inspirational Art Quotes

On our Facebook page, we regularly celebrate art in many different ways. One of the favorite ways we do this, is by quoting others who celebrate art in their own way. We have listed some of our favorites below. Let us know in the comments which is your favorite and like our Facebook page to see more.

Find more inspiration here: 5 edgy frames for your abstract art



Which one did you like best? And don’t forget to click here to see our Facebook page!

5 Custom Frames for Someone with a Special Hobby

Many of us have special hobbies that we love. If (part of) your hobby can be displayed, you might to showcase something unique from that hobby in a frame around your house. With the custom frames we listed below, you can highlight your love of a certain hobby. For five different hobbies, here are some of our products that can help you celebrate a hobby:

Special Sports Mats

Let’s say you love practicing a certain sport like baseball or basketball. You could highlight a small piece of memorabilia with a special sports mat. This can make the item stand out even more and draws the viewers’ eyes to the item within the display. You could use a sports card, image, or any other small item and highlight it with a custom mat.

LP Display Case

You may have a love of collecting records and old record memorabilia, or music in general. One way to display those old records is with an LP display case. You can showcase all the records that you love on your wall. You might decide to arrange them by the various genres such as rock, blues, jazz, country, and so on and use the display cases as a gallery display of your favorite artists.

Baseball Display Case

Baseball is a hobby that many people love. By using a baseball display case, you can showcase all the baseballs you have collected over the years. Some of them might even have signatures, so this is a great way to highlight some of the signatures you have from your favorite baseball players.

A Movie Poster Frame

A custom poster frame can be a great way to showcase your love of movies. You could display the various movie posters that you love on your wall. One way you could go about this would be to spice up a home theatre room. You could display movie posters based on genres or come up with your own theme to make the display unique.

Also read: 5 ways to decorate your home theater

A Shadow Box

Another way to use custom frames is to use a shadow box idea. You could display small items in the box such as a picture, medals, ribbons, or other small items that you have. One way to use the box would be to display some type of award you have received or something that has sentimental value to your family. For example, maybe you won a small certificate or trophy at a sport. You could display this item in the shadow box. There’s many ways you can work with a shadow box, you’re only limited by your imagination.

Conclusion

You have many ways you can use custom picture frames. These frames can be used to highlight small items that you care about or create themes in your home such as pictures, posters, and so much more. By getting custom frames, you can use them to highlight your own design style and flair and to make your images and other items pop out at those that are viewing them.

5 Great Reasons to Get a Motivational Poster

Sometimes, we all need a little bit of motivation in our lives. One way to do this is with motivational posters. You can set them up in various places of your home, such as your office or living room. You can make the posters stand out even more with custom picture frames. If you want to inspire yourself, you should get a motivational poster and put in some place in your home where you can refer to it when you need a little boost of positivity. Here are five reasons why you should get a motivational poster.

As an Amazing Wishing Well Card

Sometimes we need some motivation to feel better. Instead of sending a cookie cutter ‘get well soon’ card or fruit basket, you send create an amazing looking card or poster with an uplifting message that the person will cherish long after they begin to feel better.

To Encourage Someone Going Through a Hard Time

In life we can have difficult times. When these times occur, it can put you through a lot of stress. You might want to get a motivational poster in this case and use a custom picture frames to make the poster unique. A poster can help you or a loved one rise above the challenge they are facing and feel better about themselves and the difficulty they have been confronted with.

When Your Significant Other is Studying Abroad or Deployed in the Military

It’s extremely challenging to be away from the people we love for extended periods. A good motivational poster can make you feel encouraged and help you get through the challenges of missing that person you care about the most in your life. The poster will help you through your day and make you smile as you think about the other person and when you’re going to see them again.

When Someone is Nearing the End of a Tough Project

Often in life we have challenge such as a project which takes up lot of our time. We can feel run down and discouraged as we work which may lead to a lack of incentive to complete the project. A good motivational poster can help keep you engaged in the project as you know you’re almost done, you just have to push a little bit more to get it completed. A motivational poster can be ideal if you have a deadline for a project that must be completed and just need a little extra push forward to finish.

To Get the Most Out of Yourself

In life we can need a small extra push to get things done. For example, maybe you’re giving up smoking or trying to lose weight.  The right motivational poster can help give you that little bit of extra incentive you need to rise above your challenge and push through to success.

Summary

Custom picture frames can help your posters stand out and look great. If you need a bit more incentive in your life a motivational poster is the way to go. And with our promotion, you can get a custom motivational poster that’s ready to hang for under $30.

 

 

An Introduction to Our Custom Picture Mat Designer

If you have a picture you’d like framed, there are several ways to make the picture and your custom picture frame work together better. Choosing a good mat is one of the biggest subtle changes you can make to the overall aesthetics of a framed picture. Our unique custom picture mat designer makes picking a great mat even easier. It even allows you to cut your own openings and combine different mats for a stunning composition. With our custom mat designer, every part of your custom framed picture is truly custom!

a picture with a frame and a picture mat to illustrate how to use our custom picture mat designer

Why use a picture mat?

A well-chosen mat will lead the viewer’s eye to the artwork. The mat creates a neutral zone between the artwork and the frame. Sometimes, the color of the mat enhances the viewer’s experience with the artwork as the eye is drawn to a particular color. The mat can also isolate the artwork and underline the artist’s vision. This way, nothing else distracts the viewer.

Also read: what are different parts of a custom picture frame?

The mat can also provide the function of protecting your artwork. The mat protects the artwork from any condensation. This helps protect from paper bulking, mildew or loss of color. Mats make sure the artwork maintains its pristine look for many years to come.

Our Single Mat Wizard

When you open our custom picture mat designer, you have two options. Each of these comes with its own wizard that guides you through the process. The first wizard we offer is the single-mat designer which is perfect for a custom picture frame with just one picture. You often use a single mat on posters, contemporary art, and abstract art as the single mat can give the work a fashionable, clean, and a sleek look.

To use this feature, you want to select the size you want for the mat opening.  You can choose up to three different mats on top of each other for a layered design. You can then pick the colors that you want for your mats. When you’re ordering a full frame, you’ll also see our other customization option, such as Plexiglass and backing.

Our Multi-Opening Mats

Our multi-opening mat designer is unique in the world of custom picture frames. This wizard basically allows you to use the mat as a canvas in which you can create a new artform in itself. The wizard guides you through the following steps:

  • Decide on how many openings you want in your mat
  • Adjust the size and shape of each of the openings
  • Pick the colors for the mat(s); you can pick up to three mats with the designer
  • Once the multi-opening mat is designed, upload your images
  • Pick a frame to finish your unique project

Special Mats

We also feature ready-made special mats such as a cutout word that you might desire for various images you have. These work well for special occasions like Father’s Day, Mother’s Day or holidays.

Conclusion

Our unique custom picture mat designer gives you the opportunity to truly customize every part of your custom picture frame. The mat designer is easy to use and helps you to get just the right look for all your images. Try the custom mat designer for yourself and let us know what you created!

5 Categories With Unique Custom Picture Frames That Might Tickle Your Fancy

Are you looking for unique custom picture frames? Our catalog offers many options that give you the perfect chance to find a unique custom picture frame. This way, your most unique pictures have a frame to match it. As always, you also have many options to make your frame even more unique, such as mats, liner, plexiglass, sizing and other features. Below we have listed five of our categories full of unique custom picture frames to spark your creativity.

Wood Veneer Frame from the blog post on Unique Custom PIcture Frames

Wood: Specialty Finishes

If you need a nice wooden frame with a unique and stylish design, be sure to check out our ‘specialty finishes’ category. These wooden custom picture frames are a cut above the average frame and give you many options and ideas for your pictures. There are many different colors as well as design you can pick from and by using our custom options you can add different matting, Plexiglass, get the right size and much more.

Wood: Stainless Steel on Wood

These frames give you the attractiveness of stainless steel over a wooden frame and are very unique looking. They would make an ordinary wall pop out and attract the eye to the images you are displaying. We feature many styles of stainless steel over wood for you to choose from. Be sure to pick your options to make the frame personalized to your tastes before you complete your custom picture frames order.

Wood: Veneer

Our veneer frames have a very rustic and antique look to them. They can be a real highlight on the wall as they have an amazing appearance. There’s several different colors to choose from and each frame is a standout. Your pictures will look very attractive when you choose one of these frames. Make sure you get the options you need like matting, liner, and Plexiglass before you complete your order.

Metal: Unique

In some cases, you may be looking for unique custom picture frames and these unique metal frames offer you a lot of variety. There’s many different colors and style options. For example, you may want a thick or a thinner frame for your pictures and you’ll find these with out custom metal frames. The unique designs are sure to showcase your pictures in just the right way. Be sure to pick your options like matting and Plexiglass before you finalize your order.

Wood: Bamboo

For a truly unique and special look, you might go with a bamboo custom picture frame. This sort of frame can match many different design styles you may have in your home and it gives you a very rustic look for all of your images. These frames have added detail and some of them are distressed looking to match your décor style. You can’t go wrong with these stellar bamboo frames. Pick your options before you buy to make them stand out even more.

Also read: our 5 most popular wooden custom picture frames

Conclusion

There are plenty of choices to find a great frame outside the mainstream. You have many custom picture frame choices. You’re sure to find several good uses with our unique custom picture frames. Your pictures are especial to you, so make them stand out with high quality frames.

What sorts of design ideas have you come up with for arranging your picture frames?

3 Blog Posts We Loved in May

We love photography and the visual arts. That’s why we’re always looking to find you the best blog posts. In this post, we give you an overview of the most popular blog posts we told you about in May. Take a look at our Facebook page to never miss one again. And if you’ve got a blog you want to share, just leave it in the comments below!

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Photography: 5 Easy Fixes for Common Posing Mistakes

Couple pictures can be the cutest thing in the world, but it’s very likely that it takes a lot of tries to get a picture just right…

With this blog post, you’ll improve all your couple pictures by remembering five simple tweaks. And if five tips are too much to remember, just remember that the closer you stand, the cuter the picture seems to get.

Visual arts: Stars of Night, the World Light Painting Mosaic

This piece of artwork is truly unique. It blends different art forms to honor one of the greatest paintings known. Light painting is a special photography form where you leave the shutter open longer. This captures the movement of light to create a new shape. This mosaic was created by cutting the original image into 456 ‘tiles’. Next, people signed up to participate in the final product. Piece by piece, this mosaic was completed to the point where all of the painting was reflected in 456 uniquely-made mosaic tile pictures. It’s an inspiring project on many different levels, and worth a visit.

Frames by Mail blog: 5 ‘Picture A Day Blogs’ around the world

Ironically, your favorite blog post this month was an introduction to five different photography blogs. These five picture-a-day blogs made for the most visited blog post in May.

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