We love framing
17 October, 2022

One of my favourite parts of finishing a room or a project is hanging pictures, whether it’s a whole gallery-style wall or a bold, single image.

Hanging pictures is almost the same as dipping into your jewellery box and deciding what to wear.

Framing has two purposes, decoration and protection. Who hasn’t lugged around a favourite print only to find it torn by the time you feel ready to frame it?

Here are a few words of advice on which frames and how to frame them.

Be mindful of where the artwork is destined to hang to take full advantage of lighting and effect.

For original pieces, it is worth investing in wooden, handmade or gilded frames that will enhance your investment.

For posters and prints, we suggest thin, simple, gallery-style frames in black or white, depending on your decoration and look.

black and white celebrity pictures in frames

If you are going to group a lot of pictures together, you can mix up the frame styles to give a sense of an accumulated collection.

colour photographs in frames on a wall

Framing is always an unexpected extra but it’s worth budgeting for and getting it right the first time and loving it for a long time.

After 18 years in the IT industry, Doreen decided to surround herself on a daily basis by photography that she loves which led to the establishment of The Cow Artworks in 2004. In March 2006 she opened the gallery in Parkhurst and has thrived in this beautiful space. Her passion for travel affords her the opportunity to take photographs, particularly candid shots of street scenes, graffiti and architecture.