It's easy to get bored of your usual hanging photographs that you may find in and around your home. With that being said, it may be time to think about some new ways in which you can display some unusual items that you may find at home in picture frames.
Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of creativity and inspiration to breath back life into what was once a pretty ordinary display and completely overhaul your wall with some stunning creative design.
So, let’s try to recreate your feature wall and make it look spectacular. Of course, it will be far from the norm as to what you would normally find in any other ordinary family home. It’s actually very simple to think of unusual items to use that you may find at home. You can even think of ways that you can get the kids involved by creating pieces that hold great sentimental value.
It’s easy to find jewellery in and around the area that you live in. It doesn’t have to be anything expensive just something that catches your eye. However, be mindful, some antique jewellery shops often sell collectable items which can hold quite a hefty price tag.
Failing that, if you’re not prepared to pay out any sort of money to buy jewellery have a look around to see what you can find at home. you may be able to find an old family heirloom such as your grandmother's brooch... this would look perfect in a nicely framed art piece.
Instead of keeping your old jewellery locked away in a drawer, consider putting it on display inside a nice, well thought out, picture frame. Any item which has depth can be placed inside a standard frame without the need of using any glazing.
If you’re considering using jewellery that has small gemstones or other items such as diamonds that can come loose, consider using a box frame which can add the extra layer of protection to hold everything in place.
Antique brooches, watches and necklaces can look stunning when displayed against a neutrally coloured picture mount that fills the background.
Now I’m sure you can agree that a large number of us have old foreign currency notes lying around somewhere at home. Using foreign currency notes is an unusual way to display art, however, it is a fantastic way to complement some of those family holiday pictures that you may have taken when you visited your favourite place abroad. In particular, it’s a great way to highlight famous landmarks that you have visited on your previous holidays.
For example, a past customer visited the mountainous border of the Andes which lies between both Argentina and Chile. Whilst crossing the famous Hua Hum Pass, they photographed it from the Argentinian side. An Argentinian note would signify a view from the Argentinian side of the Argentina-Chile border. You could then take a picture on the Chilean side with their accompanying currency note to portray the border of two countries.
Another idea would be to create a story of the landmarks that you have once visited. Foreign notes can be a display piece used in multi-aperture picture frames to display various notes in one frame as a collection of all the different countries that you have visited during your life.
Origami pieces are simple yet fascinating designs that have been capturing people’s imaginations for thousands of years. Whether it be an origami flower, butterfly or any other popular design, there are many videos that you can find online that will allow you to master the art of making these fabulous designs. With a standard A4 picture frame and mount, you can mix up of lots of different origami designs which would make a gorgeous combination of different ideas together in one photo frame.
So have a think as to how you can portray different items in and around your home to make a stunning final feature wall. We have given you a handful of ideas but sometimes, it takes a little bit of trial and error to find out the perfect combination that works for you. If you do get stuck, have a look at some of our previous blogs on the Easyframe website where we go into detail as to how you can hang your artworks in different ways. If you want more of a visual idea, check out our Facebook and Instagram pages where we show examples of some of our client’s best work.
You'll want to frame whatever you buy. Any good framers will be able to show you a vast range of different solutions and advise on what might be the most suitable given the work and its proposed location.
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Article Posted: 14/08/2020 10:02:52