The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Frame for Your Print


Choosing a frame for your print can make all the difference in how it looks on your wall. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. This guide will help you navigate the process and choose a frame that complements your artwork and enhances your decor.

When you visit Yorks Framing with the item you wish to frame you’ll be given a full consultation. We’ll help you pick the right mount and frame that suits your image.  However, if you’re looking for some helpful information here’s a few pointers.

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Consider the style of your artwork.

When choosing a frame for your print, it’s important to consider the style of the artwork itself. Is it modern and abstract, or traditional and realistic? The frame should complement the style of the artwork, rather than clash with it. For example, a sleek and simple frame may work well for a modern print, while a more ornate frame may be better suited for a traditional piece. Take into account the colors and textures in the artwork as well, and choose a frame that enhances these elements.

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Think about the room where the print will be displayed.

Another important factor to consider when choosing a frame for your print is the room where it will be displayed. Take into account the existing decor and color scheme of the room, and choose a frame that complements these elements. For example, if the room has a lot of warm, earthy tones, a wooden frame in a similar color may work well. If the room has a more modern, minimalist aesthetic, a sleek metal frame may be a better choice. Ultimately, the goal is to choose a frame that enhances the artwork and fits seamlessly into the overall design of the room.

Decide on the material and finish of the frame.

Once you have considered the colors in your print, it’s time to decide on the material and finish of the frame. Common materials for frames include wood, metal, and plastic. Wood frames can add warmth and texture to your print, while metal frames can create a sleek and modern look. Plastic frames are often more affordable and come in a variety of colors and finishes but are cheap and don’t live up to conservation standards. When choosing the finish of your frame, consider the style of your print and the decor of the room where it will be displayed but also the build quality, cheap frames do not protect your art work. A glossy finish can add shine and sophistication, while a matte finish can create a more subtle and understated look. Ultimately, the material and finish of your frame should complement the style and colors of your print, while also fitting in with the overall aesthetic of your space.

Don’t forget about the mounting.

Mounting is an important aspect of framing that is often overlooked. A mat is a piece of paper or cardboard that sits between your print and the frame, creating a border, separating the art from the glass and adding depth to the artwork. When choosing a mount, consider the color and thickness. A white or off-white mat is a classic choice that can make your print pop, while a colored mount can add a unique touch. The thickness of the mat can also affect the overall look of the framed print. A thin mat can create a sleek and modern look, while a thicker mat can add depth and dimension. Experiment with different matting options to find the perfect combination for your print and frame. Don’t forget that a good framer can double or even triple-mount your art work, adding even more colour and style combinations.

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