framecouchDecorating your home can be a time-consuming and expensive process. You want to get your ambiance just right but perfecting the look can be burdensome on your pocketbook. It has become popular to add personality to a room by turning inexpensive pictures and posters into exquisite artistic masterpieces. We’ve put together some informational tips we found at to help you get your home décor experience started right.

The first step in the process is to choose a picture or poster that will accentuate the room to your taste. Perhaps it’s a poster of a Monet print that you found at Target or a picture you took of the Chicago skyline that you had re-sized. Once you know the picture you will be using, you can begin to dress it up.

You’ll want to find professional-grade backing paper or a board. You can then hinge mount the print to the board using mounting tape as opposed to regular tape, leaving the poster hanging free. Once you have mounted the poster, you can pick the perfect frame.

The frame will be the defining feature of your print. Find one that helps to elicit the best characteristics of the poster or picture you’ve chosen. You’ll also want to make sure that it flows well with the design of the rest of the room. If you are trying to create a more serious look for a room like an office, try sticking to black and white photos and frames. For a more relaxed and inviting feel, experiment with pictures of nature and pastel or light-colored frames.

While store-bought frames may be convenient, you can also add a personal touch to your masterpiece by creating or designing your own frame. Most art supply stores carry little knick-knacks or tokens that can add definition when applied to a plain frame.

Another homemade trick to add flavor to a room is to frame flowers, leaves or other pieces of nature from your own backyard. A pressed lilac enveloped by a small, light-colored wooden frame can be a nice accent piece for places like bathrooms or kitchens.

Creating your own art can be a relaxing and rewarding experience. Not only does it allow you to personalize your home to your own tastes, but it also gives the bank a break. To get a firsthand perspective on how you can personalize your own custom or semi custom-built home at Seven Oaks, Make an appointment to visit us today.

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