Make the Most of Compact Garden Buildings with Multi-Photo Frames
With Spring in full swing, the sun is shining, temperatures are rising, and people are getting to make the most of their garden space. Some people are taking the time to construct garden outhouses, whether it’s a simple garden shed, or a complex summerhouse. Those outdoor extensions to your home, no matter how compact the space, can benefit from traditional interior design tips to truly transform the space.
Art is used to inspire creativity, reduce stress and provide a mood-enhancing effect in work environments. The same can be achieved in garden outhouses letting you subtly create the environment you need, be it for a haven for relaxation, an escape room, somewhere for musicians to practice or write song lyrics, poetry, draw or paint.
Whatever you plan to use your garden room for, the walls needn’t be bare. Compact spaces can benefit tremendously from multi-aperture frames by using them to decorate compact rooms where space really is at a premium.
Preparing the Walls of Garden Buildings for Hanging Frames and other Decor
The most common garden structure is the timber shed, but in recent years, across the UK, there has been a steady increase in garden offices and studios being installed in gardens around the country. If you have a garden office/studio, you’ll most likely have drywall or some type of hardwood partition and have no problem hanging the art.
For those using a garden shed for anything other than storage, the interior of sheds is suitable for hanging frames throughout the summer, however, in winter months, it’s best to bring them indoors where the temperature and humidity changes aren’t as drastic as they are in outbuildings.
For hanging your framed art inside a timber garden shed, the interior can be insulated by installing wall insulation between drywall panels secured to the joists of the shed frame, and then secure your frame to the drywall using the appropriate hardware.
For shed interiors that don’t have drywall or plywood partitions installed, but rather are relying on securing the frame fastenings to the timber panels, lightweight frames in smaller sizes would be more appropriate. They can be hung with strong Velcro or other non-invasive methods of hanging to keep your timber intact so as to prevent any risk of water penetration damaging the timber, and the art you put on display.
Making the Most of Art in Compact Spaces
Where space is at a premium and the walls lacking strength, multi-aperture frames can be truly transformational. With just the one frame, you can curate a collection of your favourite art, drawings and photos, to create bespoke collections to show your prints, and finish the frame in a colour you want.
A creative way to curate photos, prints, paintings or drawings is to stick with a palette of just a few colours. Spring colours that are uplifting are warm ambers and yellow, and greens mixed with lighter shades of brown to represent nature. In smaller spaces, it can be easy to overdo it with overpowering colours, such as warm reds, purples and bright pinks.
With multi-aperture frames, colours can be balanced by framing bright spring photographs, holiday postcards and family snaps taken outdoors with vibrant colours in the background and toning those down with more neutral coloured picture mounts such as ivory, beige or paler shades of any colour to balance palettes, so it doesn’t overpower compact spaces. You can also use larger window openings to increase the spacing between the items in a frame.