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 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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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 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?

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How to Hang Pictures – 4 Ways to Get Your Artwork up on the Wall

Many people wonder how to hang pictures correctly on their walls. There are several different ways to hang your images, picture frames, or custom picture frames, so they display in a nice attractive way on the wall.  Before you actually hang the pictures, measure everything so you know the exact size of the frames you need. You’ll need to look at the overall space and decide how you want to arrange things before you start hanging. It’s always a good idea to sketch out the overall arrangement before you hang the images to get a good idea of how you want things. Below we’ve listed the four main ways to answer the question of how to hang pictures on your wall.

this blog post shows you how to hang a picture

 

Also read: How to measure for a picture frame

Mounting Brackets on the Wall

One way to hang your custom picture frame is with mounting brackets. Visit our supply page to pick up some brackets to mount your images. Make sure you use a stud finder to ensure the picture is held in place securely. These brackets are usually quite sturdy and a good option for most pictures. Check out our instruction page for proper installation.

Attaching A Wire to Both Ends of The Frame

Another common option to hang a picture frame is to use a wire which attaches to each end of the frame. We offer several different wires for your picture frames. Picture wire is very easy to install. You just measure the frame from end to end, save some wiggle room, and then cut off the right length of wire for the frame. You’ll need some strap hangers to attach the wire to.

A Saw Tooth Hanger

Another option for lighter picture frames is to use a saw tooth hanger. Refer to our supplies page for saw tooth hanger options for all your custom picture frames. Make sure the hanger won’t be seen from above the frame so take care before you install it. The installation of a saw tooth hanger is quite easy. It’s best to install the hanger in the middle of the frame so the frame hangs evenly. You can make a pencil mark at the frame center point and align the hook with it. Some hooks have a mark in the middle which makes it easier to do. Use a hammer or a screwdriver depending upon what the hanger needs for installation.

Security Locks

If you want to know how to hang picture frames in the best way, take a look at our security locks. These locking systems have major benefits. They will secure the artwork in your wall, so it doesn’t fall off. It also prevents tampering or theft of the artwork. If you want your treasured artwork to be safe, security locks are the way to go. These locks are easy to set up and come in a ready-to-go kit, so you have everything you need to install them.

Summary

Now that you’ve seen the four best ways, you’ll never have to wonder how to hang pictures again. These are the best ways to install your picture frames and custom picture frames. Your frames will look great on the wall and you have several options for setting them up. Security locks are the best option as they have more benefits than other mounting techniques.

What option do you like the best to install your picture frames?

How to Hang and Frame Pictures Like a Museum

When it comes to hanging frames in your home, there are many things to consider that you might not even think of. For the best tips, look at what the pros are doing. You can gain a lot of insight about how to frame pictures from watching what museums do. After all, these experts have a lot of experience displaying frames in the most attractive ways. We have found some ways you can hang and frame pictures like a museum and listed them below.

frame pictures like a museum with these insider tips

Some Masterpieces Need A Built-Up

This one is counterintuitive, but maybe your best images shouldn’t be the first thing that people see when they walk into a room. They should be able to discover other images first before the big payoff of the most exciting image in your display. This will build up tension and anticipation of what will be discovered as you walk into a room. Museums do this all the time as they save the best images for later on in the display.

Subtle Colors Work Best for The Background

When it comes to your background, you want some subtle colors, so it doesn’t look too busy. These subtle colors will work best. Current color trends are blues, greys, and greens which are both popular in the museum setting and have many uses in home décor to highlight your pictures.

Uses Pieces to Complement Each Other

You should base your compositions on a theme or a style. For example, if you take a lot of flower images you can base the theme on a certain flower color. If you have images of sunsets you could create a theme using those images. Try to have groups of images that relate to each other instead of just random images as it will look better on a wall and add interest. This way, you can have both create the composition and frame pictures like a museum.

Avoid Damage

A painting might look terrific over the fireplace, but this area can get quite hot if you use the fireplace often and a delicate image may be damaged.  This can also be the case of the image is hung near a radiator. The canvas may melt over time and ruin the image. You should also be aware of exposing images to direct sunlight as they may fade over time. Museums take care when they hang images, so you must as well as they can’t be hung just anywhere in the home. For a more entry-level protection, consider our plexiglass option when composing your custom picture frame on our website.

Pick the Right Frame

It can be a good idea to get a custom picture frame for your artwork, so you can get things to look just the way you want. Museums use all sorts of fancy frames to highlight artwork and you can, too. There are many things that can add variety to a frame such as the right mat, so you have some decisions to make before you hang the images, but the easiest way to frame pictures like a museum is by putting a custom picture frame around it.

Also read: 5 edgy frames for your abstract art

Summary

Custom picture frames can make your images stand out. Take these tips from the pros at museums and use them to arrange your image display. You have a lot of options available to allow your own personality and style shine through.

Do you have other ideas for displaying picture frames in your home?

 

How to Enhance a Room with Custom Picture Frames

Whenever you do any interior design or decorating, you have many design decisions that you have to keep in mind. There are several ways to enhance a room and turn it from plain to extraordinary. One way to enhance any room in your home is by using custom picture frames. Below, we’ve listed some ways you can take picture frames and use them in any room in your home to showcase your design skills and overall style.

picture frames can truly enhance a room

Highlight an Image or Artwork

One way you can use custom picture frames to enhance a room is to take an image that you love and highlight that image in the room. When you use a nice picture frame, the image that you love is just going to stand out and it’s going to become a real highlight of the room where the picture is in. By leaving considerable space around it, you’ll draw even more attention to the frame. There are many different types of frames that you can buy which will match the style and design of the individual room that you want to change.

Read: 5 most popular wooden custom picture frames

Focal Point

If you want to enhance a room, you might want to create a focal point in the room. For example, this might be a nice leather couch and a matching loveseat. You might have a specific book case or another piece of furniture that is elegant and attracts the eye. Another way that you can add a focal point to a room is by using an attention-grabbing picture frame. This can be one of the first things a person sees when they come into the room. Their eyes are attracted to the image and the picture frame and this becomes one of the standard pieces of the room.

Fill a Plain Wall

One problem we often encounter when we’re trying to design a room, is that we can’t find anything to cover a certain wall. If you have a wall in one of your rooms that is plainly boring, you can spice it up by adding picture frames, or make a wall collage or gallery. When you add frames to the wall, you turn any ordinary wall into a place where memories and positivity are centered in your house.

Add to Your Theme

Perhaps you already have a room all laid out with a certain theme. You can add it to that theme in the room by using a custom picture frame that has the colors and certain design features that the room already has. This can make the room look much better, as everything is now uniform and you’re adding more visual appeal.

Showcase Your Love or Art and Images

You might be someone that simply loves artwork and taking photographs. You could enhance a room with a display of various picture frames which highlight certain images that you love. This will showcase your individual style and turn the room into a real talking point.

Summary

There are many ways to enhance a room. Using our custom picture frames, you’ll never run out of options to decorate and draw attention to the things you find most important in your life.

Do you have other ways that you like to use picture frames for designing a room?

 

Our 5 Most Popular Wooden Custom Picture Frames

Are you looking for wooden custom picture frames? There are many different wooden frames you can choose from, but it can be hard to find the ones that stand out. We offer a wide range of picture frames to suit your individual needs. To help you navigate our catalogue, we’ve listed the five most popular wooden custom picture frames. All the frames have various options available, such as Plexiglass, frame size, liner, and a mat.

image featuring the five most popular wooden custom picture frames sold on www.framesbymail.com

1. simple classic wood custom picture frame1″ Flat Top Black

Our top seller among the popular wooden custom picture frames is this classic, elegant, and simple flat top. It’s easy to see why this quality black border is so popular. It will go with many different interiors and is available for a great price. This basic frame will look great in any room of your home. If you want to make this basic frame a little more adventurous, you can play with the double mat to add some color or detail.

Also read: five mats to consider for your picture frame

2. 1-1/8″ Reverse Mahoganyreverse mahogany wood custom picture frame

Another excellent frame we offer is the 1-1/8″ Reverse Mahogany wooden picture frame. This frame has a more elegant feel due to the Mahogany and looks amazing in a classic environment. The color and design of this frame really stand out and the broader frame makes it perfect for bigger pictures or artwork.

3. rosewood thin wood custom picture frame1/2″ Rosewood

This slim rosewood frame is a middle ground between the elegant and ornamented look of the reverse mahogany and the classic straight lines of the 1” Flat Top Black. The rosewood looks simple but is very attractive for all your images. Because of the slim frame, it works very well for smaller images or a gallery wall.

4. 1black shaker style wood custom picture frame-1/4″ Black Shaker Style with Beveled Edges

Our 1-1/4″ Black Shaker Style with beveled edges is reminiscent of the shaker style furniture, with real wood and straight lines. The thicker frame balances out the straight lines, and the darker wood tones add a warmth to this frame. This frame is ideal for bigger pictures, but also works exceptionally well with a sizable light-colored mat with one small opening in the middle.

5. 7/8″ Natural Ash Clear Coatnatural ash wood clear coat custom picture frame

An absolute classic, and the most ‘wood’ looking custom picture frame we’ll find in this top five. The ash color is lovely on this frame and very pleasing. The natural color of the frame will highlight all your images and will work especially well with landscape images or images of nature scenes. The rugged look can be balanced out with a wider mat, but works very well with home decorations of bare or rugged-looking wood that are very popular these day.

Conclusion

These are the most popular wooden custom picture frames that we offer. But this is only the tip of the iceberg. We offer the largest selection of wooden custom picture frames of any online store and have many more that are worth a look. Use our handy art size feature to pick the right frame dimensions for your images, and customize the mat and other options to really make your frame your own.

Which of these five is your favorite?