This year is shaping up to be an exciting one for the picture framing industry with upcoming trends likely to appeal to all tastes and budgets.
Fashion has an influence
While the link between fashion and framing choices isn’t obvious to most, there is one. Consider that what you choose to wear and have your photo taken in will eventually need to be put in frames that complement the fashion of the day. So keep your eye on the catwalk for inspiration in regards to your framing options.
Building a new idea
Recent building trends such as homes with more windows and coloured walls will also influence choices home owners make in regards to picture framing. Similarly, more homes, particularly in the Gold Coast, have lots of windows and open floor plans, this means there is less space to hang framed pieces.
To work around this new design trend, more people are displaying paintings on a floor easel in a corner or position smaller frames in bookcases. The options are endless when it comes to finding the perfect place for your favourite piece.
Simple ideas count
Meanwhile, experts are predicting simple frames and the elaborate white frame will feature as a popular picture framing solution, especially for those planning to put abstract art in their homes. I make it my goal to offer solutions that complement not dominate what is being framed and this is especially true when working with unique pieces.
In too deep
Deep set frames are also tipped to feature heavily this year with experts predicting 3D printing will explode in 2014. As a result, we’re likely to see the previously popular shadow box frame make a resurgence. However, it will depend on whether these deep picture frames will work with specific pieces of 3D art.
It’s expected there’ll be a continuation of a blended collection of the old and the new. This means that anything goes, especially when it comes to picture framing options.
I can’t wait to see what the new year brings and look forward to working with my customers to bring many of these trends to their homes or work spaces.
– Scott Dawson and the Compliments Picture Framing, Gold Coast