The versatility of picture frames to decorate your home or office is really powerful and they can be found any place. Now with digital or electronic picture frames, the technology has give us a new age of the frame. These are found mostly at high end stores, especially gift shops, and sometimes a yard sales.
Over the years the styles of frames varied between traditional to modern and in the 1960’s came plastic frames to the electronic frames of today. Most of us enjoy, I believe, a nice wood frame made of cherry oak or something like that (for country anyway). Of course the shape of the frame to fit the picture perfectly is one of the most important features. Oval, circular, and even rectangular shadowboxes are various types of picture frames.
Where you can place picture frames is can vary between being hung on a wall to a table, easel or in various groupings. You can also use picture frames to hide ugly wall holes that never were fixed properly, breaker boxes and small nail holes. Yes, a paint job that can go south in spots, and if it fits, put a picture over it. Now a days, the trend is hanging empty frames in a grouping for a decorating idea.
Frames can protect cherished memories and mementos. Use to display a child’s artwork. Frame antique baby clothes to decorate a baby’s room. Small quilts can be framed and hung up in bedrooms to create a comfy and homey atmosphere. A great way to make a first impression in your home or office with artwork would be a display in an entryway.
Electronic or digital frames have been popular in the U.S. now for the past decade. Digital picture frames are the latest way to display your pictures in either your home or office. One advantage of the electronic devices is that you can display multiple pictures at a time, not just one picture frame by frame. Another feature is the option of adding unique transitions between your pictures as well as some that even allow you to upload music to enhance the overall experience.
Fortunately, there is not special training required to transfer pictures, its more like plug, choose folder, and upload. You have digital cameras that work the same way, so its not hard work. I really love these little wonders that are a technological phenomena. Some use these frames for business to, as they are very portable and light. As states, the ease of use is awesome, the one push of a button feature and your done. Choose what images, how they look, how fast, music and your done. The price range isn’t too bad either, you can find them for 50 dollars in many stores, or shop online.
Now a days, a budget is needed and picture frames may be low on the priority list. But find treasures and cheap frames and have fun doing it, is visit a local yard sale. You could walk away with some really neat frames for pennies on the dollar. Its not uncommon to find a nice set of picture frames for twenty-five cents or a batch for a few dollars.
More budget ideas for nice frames is sales at your local dollar store. As if dollar stores are not cheap enough, for some reason I always find deals on picture frames. I guess the modern day cell phones and computers caused a drought for picture frame makers, hence you can find tons of deals. Also craft stores work well for great prices too. Online is a great place to find deals, as merchants love online customers, they go out of the way to make you happy. OH, and never forget eBay.
Picture frames are a great way to decorate your home or office and make great gifts for weddings, graduations, and birthdays. So if you are in the market for a frame, either traditional or digital, and you don’t have a big budget, there are many places to find a great deal. A multipurpose tool used for decorating your home or office, marketing your business, or just preserving your cherished memories is something everyone can find value and purpose.