A truly vintage or just bold picture frame sometimes doesn’t require any artwork – it’s an artwork in itself! Modern designers have turned using empty frames into a hot decor trend suitable for many styles, not just shabby chic or vintage as you can think. If you are interested in creative decor, it’s high time to have a look at some examples to decide whether it’s yours or not.
The use of an empty frame as a decoration is one of the simplest ideas to go for – you don’t need to puzzle over matching too much. Another advantage is that such decor allows you not to splurge on expensive artwork and make the frame an art piece itself – you may get this frame for a couple of bucks and renovate it or maybe you already have it in your garret. Frames are fine for many decor styles: shabby chic, vintage, rustic, contemporary, Scandinavian and so on. And don’t forget that if you suddenly find a decent artwork to hang, an empty frame can be always filled and get a brand new look changing your decor again.
a gallery wall of mixed empty frames and monograms looks very exquisite and adds style
take vintage frames from your grandmother's home and spray paint them in the same color for a wow look
add a refined feel to your living room easily hanging a group of empty frames
don't splurge on artworks, keep it simple with only frames hanging
create a cool chalkboard wall and add empty frames leaving some of them empty and chalking messages in others
a moody refined space highlighted with an arrangement of frames in black, white and gold
highlight the deep color of the wall with some frames in matching colors rocking them as art
hang some vintage frames in your entryway to soften the industrial feel of the space
Matching And Mismatching
Empty frames are mostly used in clusters and yes, they usually have a somehow unified look, at least a little bit. This may be the same style or the same finish or maybe two or three matching colors but still it’s not required: you may go for all-different frames and create a super eclectic look. Hanging frames in clusters isn’t the only idea, many home owners hang them on each other or inside each other creating very interesting looks. If you feel like something even more original, go for a with empty frames, monograms and artworks together, this is a very eye-catchy idea. If you have a special artwork that you want to emphasize, add an empty frame around its frame to highlight it even more. Take a look at the examples we’ve gather and find a couple of frames to spruce up your home!
a vintage bathroom done right with an exquisite artwork and some small empty frames
add a touch of personality to a simple contemporary space with a gallery wall of empty frames
a symmetrical empty frame arrangement spruces up the chalkboard wall
a creative mix of artworks, accessories and empty frames will add interest to any space
an all-white space can be infused with color with bright furniture and empty frames in the color that you like
adding a sophisitcated touch to your bedroom is easy with some gilded and grey empty frames
vintage rustic decor is highlighted with a group of frames in yellow, grey and white a monogram
a neutral shabby chic space is injected with color using aqua-painted frames on the wall
a super creative gallery wall using empty frames, monograms and even blooms in vases
a contemporary moody space with empty frames that bring pure elegance to it