“There really are no rules about what size a frame has to be. I sometimes have a very, very wide mount around a small drawing, photograph, or etching. A very large painting can look terrific filling up a wall in a small room. Or you can fill it with a whole lot of small black and white photographs, drawings, etchings all in black frames and hang them close to each other. Old frames can be painted to match the more modern clean cut ones. Carved frames from Vinnies can look fantastic painted in shiny or matt black, white or red depending on what you are putting together.
A row of framed colourful children’s drawings/paintings with coloured mounts hung in a row down the hallway or hung tightly in groups of four and more works makes an impact in any space. A “French Style Gallery Hang” where a mix of frames and works are hung close to the floor up towards the ceiling level with the doorframe height to carry the line across the wall makes another statement. You can hang a small art work or a pair of framed photos very low just by your bedside lamp, or have a row of 4 large framed work striding across the wall over the bed - remember not too high! They need to look as if they complement, belong together.” Babette Hayes