Sorority and fraternity members can document all of their unique experiences and memories artfully with Greek picture frames. The summer is a good opportunity to organize and arrange fun college mementos, which remind students of the good friends that will be there waiting for them when they return to class. Meanwhile, alumni can use picture frames to decorate new homes and offices with images collected from their alma maters, such as graduation photos.
The wall space behind low pieces of furniture is perfect for an array of picture frames. When there isn’t anything standing on the furniture that could compete with the frames, they can be centered on the wall above. If other objects do share the space, balance things out by situating the picture frames on the opposite side. Make things even easier on yourself by placing pictures on shelves, where they can be interspersed with knickknacks and books. This low-key strategy contributes to a homey, intimate atmosphere.
Decorate a blank wall with a collection of picture frames. To do so, test different arrangements on the floor first before committing. Move frames around on the ground until you’ve designed a layout attractive enough to hang permanently. Remember to position most of the pictures at eye level so the view is ideal. Group photos and frames based on common themes or aesthetic details.
Try to create vertical or horizontal alignment, which can form columns or even shapes. Consider the layout of the room and what look would be best for it. Picture frames lined up horizontally can make small rooms appear longer. Alternately, ceilings can appear higher thanks to vertically-oriented frames. Arrangements of frames in squares, rectangles, and ovals introduce multiple elements of design at once. You can even frame a frame, surrounding a centerpiece with smaller pictures.
Picture frames of various sizes can complement one another if another common feature ties them together. If you do have multiple pictures of the same size, however, place them close together for a more dramatic look that creates rhythm and unity. For instance, you can arrange them in a larger square to make an impact or a diagonal line along a stairwell.
Avoid placing pictures in direct sunlight. Long-term exposure fades photos and frames. Instead, the right artificial light can call attention to your favorite pictures. Choose energy-saving bulbs and incandescent lamps, as opposed to UV lights, which are too strong for fragile photos and frames.
Photographs aren’t the only objects that picture frames can hold. Display pieces of fabric, programs, cards, and many other kinds of material with frames. There are so many different kinds of mementos that figure into the Greek experience that the possibilities are endless! Get creative and crafty by using frames to elevate chalkboards, dry erase boards, cork boards, memory boards, etc. There are so many ways to repurpose frames that they can be used again and again in different capacities throughout your life. Even empty picture frames can make a statement, so this décor will be valuable no matter what you do with it.