You’re heading to Fastframe of Santa Monica, ready to bring your vision to life.
Pat yourself on the back – you’re taking the right steps! A seasoned framing expert can make all the difference in your project. But, don’t discount your own knowledge and input!
Your framer will likely ask you some questions to ensure your frame will complement your home, the piece, and your personal style. Here are some questions to think about before you get to your local FastFrame:
1. “How large is your space?”
You don’t want your frame to feel disproportionate to the space. The height and width of your walls will help determine the style, size, and shape that will best fit the space. Most homes have ceilings that are at least 7 feet high, but every home is different. Bust out the tape measure and take note for your framer.
2. “What color are your walls?”
Go beyond a generic description of your wall color to really paint the picture for your framer. Emphasize undertones and any other paint colors featured in your room. Pictures are a great place to start, but bringing in a paint swatch is even better!
3. “What wood tone is your furniture and flooring?”
Dark? Light? Cherry? This information will help your framer select the right frame to match or complement your room.
4. “How would you define your home décor style?”
Maybe you’re modern and trendy, or classic and elegant, or even shabby chic – no matter your style, your local FastFrame has hundreds of styles to choose from, and your framer knows exactly which ones will complete your look.
5. “Do you have any inspirations?”
Fabric samples, photos, paint swatches – anything! The more you bring in for reference, the better. Are there any displays that inspire you? Or concepts you’d like to avoid? Search sites like Pinterest and Houzz to find things you like and dislike.
Don’t know the answers? Not a problem.
Even if you don’t know where to start, FastFrame has you covered. Our framers can take you from vague concept to a beautiful completed piece. Framing is our specialty, and we have decades of experience creating the perfect piece for all kinds of spaces. So, don’t feel like you have to have all the answers! Wherever you are starting, come on in and let’s create something beautiful together.