Many people ask me about products and what's best for their wall. The answer to that will be dependent on a few things
- How Big your room is
- What kind of Decor you have
- What kind of image is in the photo
- The type of person you are
So lets address them one by one
- The number one rule is - the smaller the image the closer you have to be to make the most of it. So many school photographers and shop labs sell 6x4s and 10x8s as their most popular size. Although for an album this size is idea but the problem for the wall is that the can look lost unless you put a series of images and the smaller they are the more you will have to add to make it look like a feature on your wall.
Now on the other end of the spectrum we can assume that the larger the image the further away you may need to be to appreciate it as part of your furniture. Large pieces really work when you have a lot of space to fill. The size of the frame should be appropriate to the amount of wall behind it. If you see the image above you can see that an A4 frame would look lost on it's own on such a big wall.
- What kind of Decor? - Do you have an old rustic cottage or Victorian town house? then perhaps an ornate frame might be appropriate? or if you have a modern detached new build then either a plain wood frame or canvas might work.
- The content of the image - What's in the photo can determine the colour, type and size of frame. If you have a location photo shoot then the chances are there will be a lot of green in the image. If you walls are a colour that does not compliment the picture then a frame may be better. A frame that might compliment the wall space it's going to sit on.
The picture may be a large landscape with the subject being a smaller part of the picture. It would be no good putting it into a small A4 image as the person would look tiny.