When it comes to home decor, attention to detail can make all the difference. While choosing the perfect artwork or photograph is important, the way it is presented is equally crucial. Enter natural wood picture frames—a timeless and versatile option that can truly elevate the look and feel of your home. In this blog post, we will explore how natural wood frames can enhance the aesthetics of your living spaces, adding warmth, elegance, and a touch of nature to your cherished memories. We’ll also look at different framing options you can consider, each of which have their own unique characteristics, wood tones, and styles.
5 Ways Natural Wood Picture Frames Can Enhance the Look of Your Home
1. Timeless Appeal
Natural wood picture frames have an enduring charm that effortlessly complements various interior design styles, from rustic and farmhouse to modern and contemporary. Their classic appeal transcends fleeting trends, ensuring your framed artwork remains visually captivating for years to come. Whether you're showcasing family photographs, fine art prints, or travel memories, natural wood frames provide an organic and authentic touch that stands the test of time.
[Pictured above is a 32”x44” Clear Maple Natural Wood Framed Print. Photo credit: Ashley Izsak]
2. Warmth and Natural Beauty
One of the most prominent advantages of natural wood frames is their ability to infuse warmth and natural beauty into any room. The unique grain patterns, textures, and earthy tones of wood lend a sense of character and depth to your pictures. Whether you choose the gorgeous Canadian ashwood used in our Gallery Frames, the rustic warmth of our Barnwood Frames, or the honey-coloured White Oak or lighter hues of the Clear Maple options in our Natural Frames, the organic elements of wood effortlessly create a cozy and inviting atmosphere, making your home feel more welcoming and comforting.
3. Versatility and Adaptability
Natural wood frames offer remarkable versatility, allowing you to adapt them to any space or style. They seamlessly integrate into diverse colour schemes and interior designs, acting as a neutral element that complements various wall colours, furniture, and decorative accents. From minimalist Scandinavian interiors to eclectic bohemian spaces, natural wood frames provide a harmonious balance, enhancing the overall aesthetics without overpowering the focal point—the artwork or photograph itself.
4. Showcasing Artistic Expression
The right frame can significantly enhance the impact of the artwork it holds. Natural wood frames have a unique ability to accentuate and highlight the artistic expression of the piece within. Whether you're displaying an abstract painting, a black-and-white photograph, or a vibrant landscape image, the earthy tones and textures of the frame can amplify the emotions, textures, and details of the artwork, creating a captivating visual experience for anyone who gazes upon it.
5. Sustainability and Eco-Friendliness
In an era where environmental consciousness plays an essential role in our choices, natural wood frames offer a sustainable and eco-friendly option. Opting for frames made from responsibly sourced wood supports the use of renewable resources. By investing in natural wood frames, you contribute to the preservation of forests and reduce the demand for synthetic or non-recyclable materials commonly found in alternative frame options. It's a small yet meaningful step towards creating a more environmentally conscious home.
Natural Wood Frame Options
If you're looking for a natural wood frame with a mat, you can choose from any of our Framed Print styles. They all include an acid-free matboard and framer's acrylic glass. You can choose from a variety of different frame styles, each offering their own unique characteristics and style. You can view available options from the product page, but some of the more popular styles which really highlight the wood’s natural grain and texture include our Gallery Frames, Barnwood Frames, and, of course, our Natural Frames.
Whether you’re looking for an extra large frame for a feature wall in your living room, or you want to create a gallery wall showcasing several of your favourite photographs, our Framed Prints are available in several different sizes, making it easy to find the perfect piece for your home.
For a natural wood desk decor option, our Woodstand Prints are perfect. Your photo is printed on a 1/4”-thick rigid board which comes in either 6”x8” or 7”x7” and then slides into a solid maple wood block that’s been hand-cut and sanded in-house from our Toronto print shop. These Woodstand Prints look incredible displayed on shelves, desks, mantles, and tables.
For a truly unique piece of art, our Wood Prints are definitely worth checking out. Every Wood Print we make is totally unique and full of character. They’re made using only the finest Canadian birchwood, which is a certified renewable resource grown specifically to be harvested. This means we are never harming old growth forests. The hardwood boards are ½-inch thick and extremely durable. The wood’s natural warm tones and grain become a part of your image, creating a beautiful effect that lends a subtle vintage feel to your photo. The gorgeous 12-layered hardwood edges are left natural, providing a uniquely artisan look. Because we’re printing your photo directly onto the wood’s natural surface, the colour of the wood will show in areas of your photo that includes white or low saturation.
Elevate the Visual Appeal of Your Living Space
Natural wood picture frames have an innate ability to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home by adding warmth, timelessness, and an organic touch to your cherished photographs and artwork. Their versatility, adaptability, and sustainable nature make them an excellent choice for any interior design style. By embracing natural wood frames, you not only elevate the visual appeal of your living spaces but also bring a sense of connection to nature into your home—a timeless testament to the beauty that lies within the details.
[Pictured above are 18"x22" Light Walnut Gallery Frames. Photo credit: Thalita Murray]