blog Just another WordPress site Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:01:52 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Colour Trends 2019 Mon, 11 Feb 2019 15:05:39 +0000 With so many colours out there, it can be difficult to determine which to choose when you're decorating. Which is why we're delighted to present a run down of our top colours for 2019. Including (most importantly) how to incorporate these colours into your home without spending a fortune. Whether it's through use of framing, paint, art or accessories, we've got some ideas to share.

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Earthy Tones

In 2019 shades reminiscent of the those found in dirt, moss, trees and rocks will be a popular choice for the home. These earthly colours will help to bring the outside in and with it a warm, homely vibe. We provide a range of frames with a natural wood finish, perfect for jumping aboard this most desirable trend.


You may have heard that Coral is Pantone’s 2019 colour of the year, therefore its only natural that this particular shade will form a key part of interior decoration trends over the next 12 months. The pin board below features some stunning examples of artwork which has been created using this beautiful colour. Used wisely, it can really elevate the design pedigree of any given room.

Dark Green

Building upon the Earthy Tones above, Dark Green is once more leaning upon this trend of bringing the great outdoors inside, with nature becoming a large part of the home. It can work in any interior environment, blending particularly well with the more neutral tones. This type of colour is essentially a timeless choice, it will age wonderfully within any home. Complement this look with a botanical themed print like these ones from Etsy.

Misty Blues

Blues have been popular for a few years now, and 2019 promises to continue the trend, albeit featuring those with a softened hue. It’s easy to see why they’re still so popular, with their calming presence that promotes a more serene energy within the home. The colour blue is proven to help promote free thinking, making it the perfect option for a study or creative environment.

Did you know that misty blues will work particularly well with the current Pantone colour of the year, Coral

Bold Yellows

In 2019 colours associated with optimism will become ever more popular, bold yellows and orange tones will start to appear in more aspirational interior designs, inspiring others to follow suit. The rich colour and inviting nature of yellow mixes perfectly with beige and blue colour palettes. Check out a selection of our yellow frames.

You may not be ready (or brave enough) to paint your walls in such a bright and bold colour! As an introduction to bolder shades, why not pick up some vibrant interior accessories from somewhere like MADE.

Yellow wall with vase


Many people are beginning to return to cream after many years of a somewhat grey dominance. Creamy tones inherently suggest simplicity and can be manipulated by experimenting with different types of lighting. White and cream frames work wonderfully with this style and add to the minimalistic experience you are hoping to create.


Playful and more extreme colours will prove popular in 2019… think bold lime greens, stunning yellows, heavy orange, and eye catching pink! We have a range of frames which can work with this most exciting interior décor trend! if you are feeling extremely bold our bright frames might be what you’re looking for.

Mindful Grey Undertones

One of our bestselling frames is grey, therefore its no surprise to see that this colour of impeccable choice will prove yet another popular colour in 2019. Grey can help promote tranquility within the home.

Grey is the perfect neutral. It looks fresh and modern. It goes with every other colour on the wheel. It can be dark and dramatic, or pale and Nordic. It’s perfectly suited to Scandi chic or industrial glamour and will bring a little edge to a chain-store sofa or a hint of urban cool to a buttoned-up Chesterfield. There’s no doubt about it, grey is the shade of the moment.

– Kate Watson Smyth
Grey wall with stemmed flowers in clear vase

Almost White

Few designs are more classic than the all white set up to complement your home, admittedly there are a few considerations with regards to keeping white walls clean, especially when you have children. However a white frame choice is simple, and will continue to be popular in 2019 and beyond. Perfect for those desiring a minimalist room which still feels dynamic. Dulux provide a fantastic selection of white shades which will do justice to any home, helping bring your vision of a clutter free existence to life.

Muted Purple

The colour purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power and ambition. It has long been a popular choice in interior design, in 2019 the rich purples will be dialed down in intensity, making this popular colourway all the more versatile within the home. Few designs are more classic than the all white set up to complement your home, admittedly there are a few considerations with regards to keeping white walls clean ith rich purples being dialed down in intensity, making this popular colour way all the more versatile within the home.

The 2018 Pantone colour of the year was Ultra Violet, in 2019 this will remain a popular choice for the home.

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Valentines Gifts for Her Fri, 25 Jan 2019 10:51:01 +0000 Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us and we have assembled a thoughtful gift guide inspired by the highly bespoke service we offer. A picture frame can help mark the occasion and make it extra special. This particular gift guide relates strictly to suggestions for the lady in your life and will help provide you with an idea of how to pick the perfect customised gift for a loved one.

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Framed Polaroid’s

A popular type of photo over many generations, polaroid’s can help capture that nostalgic feeling from bygone years. Why not frame your cherished polaroid’s in an eye catching picture frame that attracts the attention of all guests. We’ve put together a comprehensive table that outlines the print sizes for the most popular instant cameras..

Instant Film Range Camera Model Total Print Size Image Size
Polaroid Originals 600, i-Type Polaroid Originals OneStep 2, Plus previous Polaroid 600 cameras. 10.8 x 8.8cm 7.8 x 7.68cm
Polaroid SX-70 Film Polaroid Spectra 10.7 x 8.8cm 7.9 x 7.9cm
Polaroid Originals Spectra / Image Polaroid Spectra 10.3 x 10.2cm 7.3 x 9.1cm
Fuji Instax Wide Fujifilm Instax 300 Wide Format 8.6 x 10.8cm 6.2 x 9.9cm
Fuji Instax Mini Fuji Instax Mini 9, Mini 70, Leica Sofort 5.4 x 8.6cm 4.6 x 6.2cm
Fuji Instax Square Fuji Instax SQ6 7.2 x 8.6cm 6.2 x 6.2cm
Leica Sofort Leica Sofort 5.4 x 8.6cm 4.6 x 6.2cm
Standard print sizes for popular polaroid cameras

We can’t cut frames sized less than 8.9cm (89mm). So if your polaroid picture is smaller than this you’ll need to make sure you order a mount with your frame.


That shoebox full of things you’d kept (but didn’t know why) is about to become your best friend. It’s hopefully full of little items that’ll look amazing on your wall. Here’s some of our favourite ideas based on things we’ve framed in the past:

  1. Holiday ticket

    Perhaps you have kept a memento from your past together. A first plane ticket, or a token from a special holiday. Framing a keepsake like this can be a highly personal gift. Anything with sentimental value to you both is perfect for gifting.
  2. First date memories

    A popular first date option is the cinema, if only to avoid awkward silences as you get to know one another at a steady pace. If you still have the cinema tickets, or a poster from the movie why not get it framed?
  3. Gig ticket / wristband

    If you have visited one of the big music festivals in the UK or abroad why not frame your entry ticket or wristband? We suggest a frame and mount with a multi aperture which displays your favourite festival getaways from start to finish.
  4. Love notes / cute mementos

    Are you traditional romantics? Have you salvaged any love notes, or a simple post it note that really made you laugh, or cheered you up during a difficult day. Why not frame some of these moments? However, if you are on the younger side and don’t use pen or pencil for your messages, screengrabs of romantic WhatsApp’s could be a very 21st century idea.

Framed Maps

Perhaps you are one of the lucky couples who are well traveled and have explored interesting parts of the world together. A framed map pinpointing places you have visited can be a wonderful callback to your adventures with one another. We absolutely love these by Louisa Elizabeth. The maps are dry-mounted onto foam board and framed ready for you to remember your special destinations.

Louisa Elizabeth Pin Map, Nlack

Something Old in Something New

If you happen to be married, framing your wedding memories is a wonderful way to showcase your commitment to one another. Framing these is super easy to do and forms a permanent memento of your special day.

  1. Wedding photos
    • The groomsmen group
    • The groom getting ready
    • The reception
    • The groom and his dad
  2. Your vows
  3. Invites
  4. Best man speech

Our wedding collection has a combination of white, silver and gold frame styles that our designers have handpicked. They’re perfect for framing your wedding bits.

First Selfie

Similar to the more traditional couple’s photo, this can be a fun variation on the age-old format. The rising popularity of selfies means it’s unlikely you haven’t taken one during your time together! Frame your perfect selfie with our easy photo upload tool… Filters are optional!

We honestly think selfies look amazing framed. To make sure you’re taking the best possible photos try these tips.

Gallery Wall

The perfect way to tell your story, the gallery wall is a selection of picture frames displaying precious moments. A thoughtful gallery wall can be the perfect gift to tell your very own personal story, from the very first date, to the present day.

The Staged Photo

Arguably the most the most simple idea of all, but one that will really stand out with the right frame. Upload a picture, customise your perfect picture frame, and pick a mount to make your special image pop. Staging this photo next to a cultural monument will provide that additional wow factor to your pose with one another. Inspiration for landmarks to catch within this photo could be but are not limited to the Eifel Tower in Paris, or the Grand Canyon in Arizona! This powerful image can be a real statement piece for your home.

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