A cluster of photos arranged on the floor of this staircase is a unique way to present family memories. The walls stay crisp and fresh, while the owner's personality shows through. Photos can be rearranged or replaced depending on the season, occasion — or just on a whim!
Update your standard bathroom mirror. Use molding to build a frame around your old mirror for a chic way to update your bathroom decor. Strips of tile are also a great option for mirror framing, especially if you can integrate it into a backsplash.
Influenced by Colonial and Victorian architecture, the uniquely American Farmhouse home style looks just right with tall, narrow, double-hung windows, bay windows and window groupings, and 2-over-2 grille patterns. Black exterior window frames add striking contrast for curb appeal.
Another splurge in the design was custom framing for the fine art photography. Black lacquered framing was chosen to coordinate with the black accents of the room, while an inset turquoise fillet — the accent molding that fits inside a larger frame and usually sits on top of the mat — helps highlight the blue tones in the art. Since the room receives ample sunlight, non-glare acrylic was chosen rather than glass to protect the art from UV rays.
Natural light illuminates this coastal guest bedroom. Black metal frames the windows, while white bed linens cover the gray upholstered bed. Turquoise pillows and a striped rug add pops of color, while white nightstands with glass lamps are positioned on either side of the bed.
In a living room where space is at a premium, there may not be enough tabletop surface to add framed photos or treasured objects. To inject personality into a living room without taking up valuable tabletop space, consider a gallery wall grouping. Here, a tall wall features nine oversized black-and-white prints of the family with a steel console placed below to anchor the space. When adding a console table to a living room, stick with a maximum depth of 18 inches to keep from impeding traffic flow.
Look for wall art anywhere and everywhere, starting with your school supplies. We found this geometric notebook divider in the office supply section for less than $1. It looks super sweet in a frame, right? The black frame pops against the white mat and background.
A black window frame is an exciting contrast to this updated farmhouse kitchen. Choosing white flows seamlessly with the stunning apron-front sink, cabinetry, marble countertops, subway tile backsplash and contemporary fixtures.
This painting of layered vases adds pops of color to the black and white background. The clean line of the vases add a contrast to the smooth movement of the marbled wallpaper. The silver picture frame blends in with the room allowing the painting to shine.