Start with the Art itself

The article which has to be framed has to be considered first. What is it? An autographed photo, a sport jersey, an autographed photo or an artist’s special edition work. Not every piece of art will have the same set of tips before going for framing.

• Bold shaped frames can be used for modern art and photography.

• Floater frames will be good for dramatic pictures.

• Carved wood frames will look amazing on traditional canvas paintings and artwork.

• Just remember that color can change the whole mood of the picture and can bring a drastic change in the presentation of the picture.

Where to Display it

The place where the artwork is going to be displayed also forms the basis for selecting a frame. Is it going to be hanged in your bedroom or is it going to be displayed in an art gallery? The place- residential, commercial or gallery will give a hint on which frame to be choosen. Frames for galleries have to be classic while those for home can be one which suits your style and personality.

There is a lot more than Style

Before thinking about the style, factors like budget, assembling, material should be duly considered. You yourself can better judge on these factors and come up with a solution. Better go for a frame which is both stylish and easy on your pocket. You have to go for a frame which is adding and spicing up the look of your picture, but at the same time fits in your budget.

Right Material Selection

Your frame has to protect your artwork from the various environment hazards. You should go with the right material which will help your frame stand through time. Depending on the importance of the artwork, frames can be choosen. Genuine and original material, costlier they might be, help protect your artwork for years to come.

Follow your Basic Instinct

When it comes to picture framing, your instincts are always there to help you out. Remember that you have created or choosen your artwork, so trust your instinct for frames too. Your personal taste and preference will never you down. Finding the right picture frame for your artwork according to your instincts is making your artwork even more special.

After riding high on all the homework you have done before going for the picture frame, next step is to find the service provider. There are quite a few professional picture framer present in the market like Michaels, Tuckerframe, Paint Box Art & Framing, FrameBridge etc.You can chose on of them according to your need and budget. Just remember one thing that there is no one-size-fits-all strategy in frame picking.You have to keep in mind that picture framing is a form of visual communication. The better your communication would be, the better it would be for your artwork.A better “finish” in framing is well worth the extra time and investment in the long run.

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