3.15.2009

empty frame decor

Most of the time I like the way that walls look when they are covered with photographs or artwork in varying sizes and styles but it can look a bit overwhelming. A brilliant way to get the same look without creating as much chaos is by hanging empty frames on a wall instead. It is also more cost effective than purchasing a variety of art pieces!

(via claudia bryant)

(via louisa grey)

(via louisa grey)

17 comments:

tanya said...

I'm liking this look especially when it's mixed with framed pictures like in the last image--lovely!

anonymously chic said...

you have really good examples of how this look can work. i've seen not so good examples that just look kind of cheap. i think the key is getting interesting, quality frames that end up creating a design w/in themselves. i agree w/tanya, i like the last example best b/c they're mixed in w/pictures.:)

summer said...

yay! i just picked up a nice, thrifted frame yesterday & was having a hard time figuring out what to do with it. maybe i'll just put it up by itself now!

Rachel Mallon said...

I was thinking about doing a post about this as well! You found some ones I hadn't seen before! If I decide to do it I am definitely linking to this post!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

i really love this look! now i just need to collect lots of antique frames! :)

words and photo booth moments said...

ooooo love love it!! great images, so fun...so much potential with a project like this...it's like endless possibilities, oooh love it! x chantal

Hayley Kathryn Designs said...

antique frames make such great designs! i am collecting them as well! i can't wait until i have enough to do a wall in my home!

Haven and Home said...

I have never thought of that really. I may have to try this out!

Joyce said...

This is a fun look! There are so many frames out there, that are pretty, they are art in themselves.

Heidi said...

How strange. I would have never thought to hang pictures on the way with no pictures in them. I think I like it though. Just might take me a little getting used to. Hope you had a lovely weekend. Happy Monday!!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Interesting. In general, though, I prefer frames filled, even if it's with something cheap like an illustrated page from a book or computer printout of a great picture.

Courtney said...

I agree that this look has to be accomplished correctly to achieve a 'put together' final product.

Your examples are lovely. I like how they've used the black and gold in the same space in the second two examples. Against the white it's quite dramatic.

Two Tall Girls said...

I totally agree. I fell in love with the look of an ornate oval frame that was empty of any picture but did still have the glass. It is lovely.

jess@thehomebound said...

I really like this look too. Plus, Amen to the cost effective part!

Georgia B. said...

i've always loved this idea. i even set up a few like this in my sister's place last week. just resting on shelves, sort of overlapping each other.

jen jafarzadeh said...

Nice roundup! I've loved the look of empty frames in a series since I saw it in a friend's apartment. I think it'd be fun in a bathroom — where you probably shouldn't put art anyway with all the humidity.

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