How to Pick The Best Frame For Your Artwork

How to Pick The Best Frame For Your Artwork

Our Guide To Choosing A Frame For Your Masterpiece

You might not think it, but one of the most important things to consider when buying a piece of art, is actually choosing what frame you put it in! Of course, the picture itself is the crowning glory, but you should never underestimate just how much of an impact the perfect picture frame can have on the overall piece.

Here at Art Frames, we know better than most about the importance of matching the right kind of frame with the right kind of art, and we want to share our expertise with you. We have been providing picture framing on the Sunshine Coast for many years and here are our tips for how to choose the best frame for your piece of artwork.

Follow Your Instincts

Like most other things in the world of art, you should really just sit back and let your gut guide you to a frame. You will know when something feels right and looks right, and if that happens to be a choice that others don’t agree with, the main thing is to listen to yourself, because it’s your art after all!

Match Your Frame To Your Art’s Style

If you really want to make an impact with something ornate, then going old and vintage is always better than buying something brand new and imitation. If you have an original artwork from a certain time period, it is always a good idea to try to find a frame from that same era, as the two will be harmonious and fitting together.

Consider The Right Size Frame

Consider the size of the frame compared to the artwork. It’s perfectly ok to have a small picture in a large frame if the setting is right. Think about the mount too. The mount and the frame should suit the art. A picture should never feel too big for its frame.

Don’t Take Protection For Granted

Don’t forget, also, the job of a frame is also to keep the painting as safe as it can be. Of course, you want something that is going to look good and emphasise the highlights of the art, but you also want something that you know will be able to stand up to a bang or two if anything should ever happen to the piece. Thankfully the combination of style and safety is a common one in art frames.

Get In Touch With Us For Art & Picture Framing Advice

If you need help with picture framing on the Sunshine Coast, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. There will always be a team member with heaps of training and experience ready to help you out with whatever situation you have.

We stock a wide variety of frames that will suit all and any types of artwork that you might have. We very much look forward to being able to put the finishing touches on your favourite piece of art!

For more advice on framing and art supplies on the Sunshine Coast, read our previous blog on the benefits of painting during difficult times.