As someone who works for a framing company, I always like to say, “Empty walls are sad walls.” Or, put another way, “Full walls are happy walls.”
Studies have actually shown that surrounding yourself with beautiful art has emotional benefits, stimulating the same parts of the brain that fire up when you look at someone you love.
If you’re reading this and realizing you’re not quite that enamored with your current wall décor situation, there’s no need to run out and buy a whole new batch of photos, paintings, and screen prints. Chances are, you already have a treasure trove of begging-to-be-framed items hiding in your house right now.
A frame and mat can elevate those meaningful artifacts currently tucked away in drawers—tangible embodiments of our passions, travels, memories, and life experiences—into works of art that will brighten up your life every day.
Get ready to see seven objects that you probably already own in a new light.