Here are some creative ways I’ve found to let beautiful frames take center stage in your décor (note: click on images to view original sources):
This first one is my favorite idea (from Pottery Barn Teen)…light up a beautiful frame for a dramatic display! Just wrap a string of lights around an empty frame, and hang from the wall with a decorative ribbon. This would be beautiful over a bedroom mantle with lovely candelabra inside the fireplace. Very romantic!
What about using color to make a statement, like this example from The Sleepy Time Gal?
Here’s a beautiful floating headboard from www.ApartmentTherapy.com:
Attach an empty frame (or cheat and use crown molding) to a wall, and paint the inside with chalkboard spray paint. This idea is from pinkandpolkadot.blogspot.com.
Create a collage of mix and match frames on the wall. Here are a couple good examples, first from Martha Stewart, and the second from The Inspired Room:
Or, how about a frame in a frame? Love how this idea from Countryliving.com plays nice with the apple display. The symmetry gives it a modern edge.
Looking for a unique way to bring greenery inside? Perhaps this idea from /interiordec.about.com will inspire you:
Hope you found some of these ideas inspiring! Let me know what you’ve done with empty frames!