How to choose the perfect frame
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How to choose the perfect picture frame

21/03/2019

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Once you have found the perfect photo for print, the next step is to choose the right frame - one that enhances your photo and transforms it into true art work.

This step is often rushed or overlooked but the frame should be considered an extension of the piece you chose, art is not finished until it is framed.


With so many styles to choose from, it can be tricky to know which frames are best suited for your interiors and to achieve the look you desire. Before choosing your frame, consider the following points and you are sure to end up with not just a picture, but a finished piece of perfectly framed artwork.    

Style

A fundamental principle is that modern artwork is generally finished with a simple frame design. These clean lines work in most modern decor styles and draw your attention to the piece of art, rather than the frame.  

If you wish for the art to be the centre of attention, this may be a good path for you to take as well.


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If you are looking to create a look that is more eclectic or vintage in style, you might choose a more ornate, detailed or traditional frame for your modern art piece. Making the frame a part if the finished design in the room rather than just a functional frame to hold your print or canvas.

Colour

People often assume that the frame they choose should match the art being framed.

This is certainly one way to choose a frame, and the finished piece will rarely stand out as being framed badly when using this approach.  That being said, you can also use the frame of your piece to create contrast and interest in your space by selecting a colour that doesn't match your print or room decor so closely.

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For example, for an abstract piece of art in a modern room, a simple black frame is a common choice. But what if you use a silver or gold frame instead? In a room of black decor, this choice will stand out and create a focal point in your room, based around both, the art and the frame.

Size

The width of the moulding you choose also have a impact on the look of your finished piece.

If you want the art to be the focus, a slim or thin frame with a simple profile will keep the attention on the artwork and not the frame. A black or brown frame would probably work best in this case.


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Likewise, a wide frame on a small piece of art can make the frame  =stand out as part of your overall decor design.


This can be a great way to play with the colours of the room, whether you want to match your room or create contrast with your frame choice.

Mount

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Adding a mount to your framed print is a great way to increase the size or adding colour to your finished artwork.


White mounts are always a popular choice for colourful artwork to stand out. Using multiple mounts or colour ones (or both) is a fun way to add depth to your finished piece.

While there are many frames and framing options to choose from, you will always get a quality product with us at Neil Warner Pictures.

We are always happy to make suggestions and to offer you advice and support for all your art requirements. To contact us, click here


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Neil Warner Pictures is a Bristol based company offering a varied range of framed artwork for interior designers, hospitality, corporate, care homes and individuals. Bespoke art for whatever your needs may be!

Our services include frame design, mounting, manufacture and installation.

We offer a limitless choice of published art prints from print publishing companies alongside our extensive collection of unique images from professional photographers across the uk. You will not find these stunning pictures anywhere else but with us.

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