Your bright print needs a fantastic frame! Here’s how you can get it.

Choosing frame material

The most common materials for frames are wood/timber or metal. The perfect frame for me would be wood/timber because of the texture. However, if you want a frame that is as thin as possible, choose metal. Maybe you’ve already got framed prints in your home, if so, you might want to match those frames - your local professional framer might be able to help you do this.

Choosing frame colour

When choosing the colour of your frame always consider the wall where you're going to hang your print. Also, consider if there any other paintings close by that have frames in a certain colour or shape. Try to make the walls, the other paintings and the furniture in the room harmonious.

A black frame will be more accentuated, and if the artwork is more on the light side with a lot of white space, then black might be the best option. White or raw wood/timber frames are a good option if you prefer a more subtle look or if your print is dark.

Choosing the type of glazing

If you have a dark print, I would recommend non-reflective glazing to get the best visibility possible.

Choosing a local framer

Shipping framed and glazed prints is not an easy job. They can easily get damaged in transport, especially the larger prints. With the potential for my customers to receive a damaged item, I decided not to sell framed prints in my shop, so I thoroughly recommend using your local framer. Getting a professional job done will make your piece stand out in your home and last a lifetime. If you don’t have a go-to framer yet, do a quick Google search in your area, and you’ll most likely find a good one.

Choosing ready-made frames

You can find ready-made frames at Ikea, or at other home furnishing retailers. Alternatively, if you live in Australia, you could try Frames NowArt and FramingFrame Today.

Choosing cheaper options

If you are on a budget, I can also recommend magnetic poster hangers. You can find these on Amazon.