Mothers Day 2018: Photo frame ideas that will suit every taste
Picture frames are an easy way to pull together your interior décor, but they can also add that extra-special, personalised touch to photo gifts. From traditional wooden frames to modern aluminium panels, you can choose Mother’s Day photo frames that best match her personality and interests.
Textured photo frames
Make a geometric statement with a textured frame. Some of the most visually appealing options surround your image with patterns and touchable 3D designs. If your mum loves collecting unusual objects and enjoys an eclectic style, this can be a good match for her. It’s best to choose a photograph that’s relatively simple to avoid clashing too much with the frame.
Lightweight and portable, a small metallic frame is a simple yet elegant choice for showcasing that special portrait. The benefit of a minimalist frame is that it really puts the emphasis on the photo. Because the frame is glossy, it’s best to order a matte finish for the photo itself to allow for some contrast. If your mum prefers traditional home interiors, she can proudly display a small framed photo in her home office or a side table.
Another option is to forego the frame altogether, printing out your photo on a personalised canvas. Mother’s Day canvas ideas could include a chic, black-and-white print of your baby, or a multicoloured family photo with a pop art finish. You can order canvases in an array of sizes, including statement pieces for the living room. Short on space? A smaller canvas that’s mounted on a wooden frame is just the right size for proudly displaying on a desk or shelf.
LED photo canvas
If you want to create an eye-catching focal point for the bedroom or living room, try mounting your most cherished family photos in a collage-style LED photo frame. This can be a show-stopping ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ frame for the more glamorous mum who loves everything sparkly. LED lights illuminate the frame, adding brilliant flash to the usual family album. These types of gifts can hold several photos, so it’s best to choose a theme to get started whether it’s a recent family holiday or a montage of you and your mother together.
A wooden frame looks understated and fresh all at once, allowing you to play with texture and tone to really make your photo pop. Choose sustainably sourced or reclaimed wood if your mum is eco-minded, and anti-glare glass so that the covering doesn’t compete with the frame for attention.
Is your mum a bit artsy? Does she love everything vintage? A more abstract shape could be a good fit for mounting your gift. You’ll find unusual silhouettes beyond the traditional rectangular option, such as hexagonal or heart shapes. For a first Mother’s Day photo frame, mount a sweet mother-and-baby photo in a round portrait-style shape reminiscent of a locket.
Another feminine, retro-inspired theme is to choose frames covered in soft fabrics. The style will vary along with the fabric you choose, so you can find a colour and pattern that fits your mum’s personal sense of style. If you want to go the DIY route, choose simple metal or wooden frames and customise them with a fabric that’s meaningful to her – your first baby blanket, quilt scraps or a pretty vintage scarf.
Do you have too many photos to choose from? There’s no need to select just one as a gift. Look for collage-style frames that juxtapose a series of different sizes and shapes to create a gallery-like effect on the wall. Just be sure your mum has enough wall space to handle your work of art.
Wood photo panel
A wood photo panel looks sleek, contemporary and minimalist, offering an alternative to the usual desk frame. This is a great option for easy DIY Mother’s Day gifts for working mums, because they are well-suited to the home and office alike. The combination of natural materials and modern design gives a timeless sensibility to your favourite photo.
Whether she prefers a vintage-styled or modern aesthetic, find personalised Mother’s Day photo frames to suit all tastes.