If you have ever wandered around in an art gallery, you may have thought about how nice it would be to have that much beauty in your own home. The good news is that there are a few things you can do to get that art gallery feel at home that don’t entail buying hundreds of pieces of artwork. Here are a few tips to help:
- Custom Framework – It is likely that much of the art you now have could be improved with custom framing to give it that museum-quality appearance that actually gives power to the artwork. The wrong frame can actually detract from a piece’s beauty and block the character it was meant to present.
- Gallery Lighting – Also known as museum lighting, it is a method of providing illumination to your artwork that highlights the important features in it and provides a clear view by eliminating shadows and reflections. Ideally, this lighting would encompass color, distribution, intensity, movement and angle qualities of light, but without a gallery lighting professional, which may be cost-prohibitive, you can create a dramatic result with a few well-placed artwork lights. Be sure to go with LED lights because they emit less UV light, which can damage artwork.
- Additional Artwork – You don’t have to buy dozens of pieces to give a more art gallery feel to your home. A few special pieces located for maximum effect can do wonders.
Here at Frameworks Gallery and Frame Design, we can help you with two of these endeavors. We are the oldest frame shop in the Raleigh, North Carolina area and have one of the largest frame selections on the East Coast. Our custom, high-quality workmanship ensures a museum-quality result that will accentuate your current artwork. We also have a gallery of artwork from featured artists in the area and within the state that were chosen for the uniqueness of their approach. Feel free to come by to browse, and if you fall in love with any of the one-of-a-kind pieces, we recommend you act quickly. We look forward to helping you create an art gallery feel for your home.