If you’re looking for a way to personalize your space and fill the empty walls of your Orillia apartment, artwork and photographs are the obvious choice. Picking the right frame is almost as important as picking the art to dress up your walls. Frames should complement their contents rather than overpower them. Planning out where you are going to put the selected piece will help ensure you pick the right frame size and style. To help residents of the Noble Towers Apartments and the Executive Suites make the right decision when it comes to their frames, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some tips and advice that will make your selection a breeze.
There are two important things to consider when selecting a frame. You must have a clear idea of what you are framing and you also must have an idea of where in the apartment you are putting this piece.
What You’re Framing
Consider Subject and Style
While one frame style might work perfectly for one type of art, it may not have the same effect on another. When it comes to selecting a frame, remember that every piece of artwork is unique and the frame that houses it should complement the work or photograph rather than take away from it. Most modern art pieces work best with a clean, minimalistic frame and sometimes no frame at all, whereas embellished and ornate frames are more suited to traditional works of art. If you’re looking for a striking contrast, mixing traditional frames with modern art and vice versa can yield interesting results. For truly unique art finds and frames, drop by Salvation Army located at 55 Wyandotte Street, which is a four-minute drive and 22-minute walk from the Noble Towers Apartments and a 10-minute drive from the Executive Suites.
While the frame and the subject matter should complement each other, there is no need to make each match each other perfectly. Try pairing your work of art or photograph with a colourful frame to make the artwork pop and become a focal point of your apartment. Pick up the frames, hanging hardware and craft supplies at Michaels located at 95 Murphy Road. The store is a five-minute drive from the Noble Towers Apartments and a 13-minute drive from the Executive Suites.
Avoid frames that overpower and under power the work of art and instead opt for a frame that shows off its subject matter. Large frames paired with smaller pieces can be a great way to create a gorgeous statement and draw attention. Use your intuition and make a judgement call by testing out a few mat and frame sizes at your local photography or frame store. Located at 125 Mississauga Street East, Custom Frameworks has a large selection of frames and their associates can answer any questions or concerns that you may have. The store is a five-minute drive and 32-minute walk from the Noble Towers Apartments and a 10-minute drive from the Executive Suites.
Where Is It Going
Be sure to take your room’s existing décor into consideration and choose a frame that fits with this particular style. Again, don’t be afraid to experiment and mix and match different looks. Ornate frames can look eclectic and fun in a modern, crisp room. For more one-of-a-kind artwork options, drop by Value Village located at 8000 Highway 12, which is a five-minute drive from the Noble Towers Apartments and a 14-minute drive from the Executive Suites.
The Room’s Use
Factor in the room and its function when it comes to picking a frame. It is possible to have the same piece of art and pair it with a few very different frames depending on where it’s going to go. The frame for a den will be significantly different from a frame for a baby nursery, even if the art is almost identical. Work around the room and its use and you’ll find the frame that fits the best.
To Group or Not To Group
There are times when artwork looks better grouped together and other times when one piece of art is all that is needed. Pick one style and stick with it. If you’re leaning towards showcasing one piece of artwork take special care when selecting the frame, as it will be the focal point of the room. Use ‘Home Guides’s’ How to Determine the Frame Size for a Wall Space article to help select the frame size that is right for you and your apartment
Make sure you have the perfect frame for your apartment’s artwork by following these suggestions. Located at 391 Barrie Road and 118 Creighton Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Orillia Apartments offer excellent customer service and high-quality amenities to all residents.