Golden State Art Gold Metal Wall Photo Frame Set
Last updated date: July 27, 2020
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Gallery walls are a hot bit of interior design these days, and what better way to begin your own than with a set of matching picture frames that are proportionately designed to look nice together. Offering multiple sizes, this set of picture frames can be arranged myriad configurations to show off your photographs and art. In our analysis of 2 expert reviews, the Golden State Art Golden State Art Gold Metal Wall Photo Frame Set placed 4th when we looked at the top 6 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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From The Manufacturer
Love what you see on the wall, love how if feels on your wallet. Find frames that compliment your artwork from our collection. From simple and classy to elegant and sophisticated, we carry a large variety to complete any look. We are Golden State Art, an up-and-coming, innovative, and customer friendly company. Our goals are to provide customers with high quality art supplies and work toward a greener art community. Simply designed aluminum frames to go with just about anything. Aesthetic enough to compliment, understated so your art gets all the attention. Artists and photographers know Mat boards are the cherry on top. Not only do they give your art the pop that catches eyes, they also protect your art from sticking to the glass or water and heat damage. That's why we included a removable mat board. Our mat boards are: Buffered to a neutral pH so your art stays protected longer, 1/16” thick so your art stands out more, Bevel cut for a professional finish, A beautiful cream core. The glass we use is about 2x stronger than regular glass. And about 2x less likely to break. If heat-strengthened glass does break, it wouldn’t shatter like regular glass does. Instead the glass remains steadily inside the frame. Ready Out the Box. Preassembled and Easy to Hang: Comes with a preassembled sawtooth hanger.
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An Overview On Photo Frames
Displaying pictures and art in your home is a great way to share your memories, interests and design style with people who visit. Having your fond memories displayed in an easy-to-see location can elicit happiness and nostalgia.
Framing pictures and art is an easy way to enhance their appearance to either be more professional or perhaps simply more decorative and appealing. Framing a simple picture makes your picture pop more and brings attention to it through the contrast that the frame brings, often being a color or combination of colors that will make it stand out from your wall, but also to stand out from the picture within.
Some modern picture frames, though, are made from a clear acrylic material that is see-through but still thick and structural. You can place one picture facing one way and another picture facing the exact opposite direction, which makes a really neat looking effect. The frame is clear on both sides and simply sandwiches the two pictures together. This type of frame is great for areas like coffee tables where you can see the frame from various angles in the room.
More traditional wooden frames can offer a huge variety in styles that are sure to meet most peoples’ tastes. If you are hoping to have a rustic mountain cabin decor in your space, there are picture frames built specifically to fill that need. They will surround your pictures or art with the perfect warn-down wooden look that seems like it’s straight out of an old barn in the woods.
If you are working with a more gray-scale design style, you can’t go wrong with a black picture frame that has either a completely clear matting or a solid white matting. The matting is something that will ensure your framing job really does have a more professional look.
Matting can be seen around the picture in many professionally displayed pieces like you would see in museums, so think of it as a simple way to make people think you’ve spent a lot of effort and thought on making the picture look its best.
The size of your picture frames is relatively important and it usually has a lot to do with the place you want to hang it or even the piece of art or picture that you wish to put inside it.
A common picture frame size for small head-shots of your family members might be a 4×6 or a 5×8, where these numbers represent the length of the edges in inches. These smaller frames are great for shots of one object, like a face, since there won’t be a lot of room for a bigger shot of something like scenery.
For larger pieces where you wish to show off more detail, perhaps a photograph you took from vacation that displays a beautiful scene from nature, you will naturally have to look at bigger frames and larger prints simply for the reason that you’ll lose too much detail in the picture if you make it too small.
We would be remiss not to talk gallery walls and how popular they are right now. Some picture frame sets give you the easy-button by making matching frames that come in a variety of sizes. Often the sizes give you the option to hang everything symmetrically if that is the look that pleases your eye the most, but you can always turn them different directions and rearrange them to create a more unique and mosaic-like gallery wall.
Of course you don’t have to match all your frames when making a gallery wall. A couple of simple black frames can blend well with rich wooden frames or golden and metallic looking frames. The sizes of the frames often vary a lot, from one or two very large pieces down to smaller pictures and sometimes wall art is mixed in that is a different medium and won’t be a framed picture at all. The sky is really the limit with gallery walls but you just need to be realistic about how many frames you can actually fit on any given wall.
DWYM Fun Fact
Looking into a picture frame is like seeing something through the eyes of the artist. The framing of pictures can be traced back to ancient Egyptian times when there were stucco frames around pictures of pharaohs and other important figures. Artists over time would even paint borders around the edges of their scenes to help the viewer know where they are to look and how their gaze should be drawn.
The Photo Frame Buying Guide
- For frames that are 8×10 or smaller, you can easily print a picture you like on your printer and mount it in the frame. This gives you a cheap way to test out a few pictures before finding the one you like best. At that point, it will look much nicer if you print that picture professionally and frame it.
- Making a gallery wall is harder than you might think, but that difficulty is mostly in envisioning how it will look when it’s finally on the wall. Lay out all your frames on the ground and stand above them to get an idea of how their spacing and arrangement look.
- If you’re struggling to know what frames you want for your gallery wall, look online for inspiration and save a few pictures that mirror the image you’re going for. This jump-starts your process of building your own.
- Rotate picture frames to different rooms in your house to freshen up your decor every so often.
- Many frames can be hung in a portrait orientation or a landscape one so keep that in mind as you’re searching around.