Things to Consider When Framing Your Family’s Portraits

Framing your family portraits is the perfect way to showcase special memories and add a personal touch to your home decor. Things to consider when framing your family portraits:

  1. Frame Style: Choose a frame style that complements both the portraits and your home decor. Consider the overall aesthetic you want to achieve, whether it’s classic, modern, rustic, or eclectic.
  2. Frame Material: My frames come in beautifully finished wood, there are classic, minimal and a little more ornate. With heavier or slimmer frame mold width.
  3. Frame Color and Finish: Consider the color and finish of the frame to coordinate with the colors in the portraits and the surrounding environment. The most popular being, off white, black or white.
  4. Arrange in a Gallery Wall: If you have multiple family portraits, consider creating a gallery wall to display them together. Arrange the frames in a visually pleasing layout, such as a grid or asymmetrical arrangement, and vary the sizes and shapes for added interest.
  5. Matting: Matting adds depth and visual interest to framed portraits. Choose a mat color that enhances the colors in the photos and provides contrast with the frame. Acid-free mats are best for long-term preservation.
  6. Glass Type: You can also opt for UV-protective glass to prevent fading and damage to your portraits caused by sunlight exposure.
  7. Mounting Method: My framed portraits are beautifully and securely mounted within the frame to prevent shifting or damage over time.
  8. Frame Size: Select frame sizes that are proportionate to the portraits and the space where they’ll be displayed. Consider leaving some breathing room around the photos for visual appeal.
  9. Personal Preferences: Ultimately, consider your own tastes and preferences when making framing decisions. Your family portraits should reflect your personality and style.

Have a look at the Framing Service page to find out more, or contact me directly here.

Things to consider when getting framed portraits