Notes on Framing Your Art

Our art prints are thoughtfully designed to be ideal for framing, making them a perfect addition to any home or environment. Each print is created with a carefully selected colour palette that not only enhances the artwork itself but also serves as a guide for choosing the most complementary frame.

When selecting a frame, consider how the colours and textures in the artwork can be highlighted by the frame's finish. A black, white, or natural wood frame provides a classic look that allows the vibrant hues and intricate details of the print to shine. For a bolder statement, choose a frame with a color, pattern, or texture that resonates with the artwork's tones.

The colours in our prints can also serve as inspiration for matching or contrasting with your home's decor. A frame that picks up on the dominant or accent colours in the artwork can tie the piece seamlessly into your space, enhancing the overall aesthetic. Whether you prefer a minimalist frame that lets the art take center stage or a more elaborate design that adds character and depth, our prints are versatile and adaptable.

By considering the color palette and the mood of the artwork, you can select a frame that not only complements the print but also harmonises with the colours and textures of your home, creating a cohesive and visually appealing environment.

How Should I Frame My Art?

Framing is a personal choice, unique to each client. Simple black, white, or natural wood frames often highlight the artwork beautifully. However, some of the most striking pieces are enhanced by bold frame choices that incorporate color, pattern, or texture. There's no wrong way to frame the art you love—choose what makes you happy.

A popular option here is the box frame. Its added depth makes a statement without overshadowing the artwork.

Can I Use Store-Bought Frames?

While frames come in various standard sizes, artwork often does not. Even if the listed image size seems standard, additional borders for framing, matting, or signatures can make it incompatible with standard frames. Sometimes, a standard-sized mat is used to adjust the artwork to fit into a standard frame.

A floating frame, which lifts the artwork slightly from the wall, adds depth and interest to the piece with just a bit of space.

Should I Use a Custom Framer?

You might feel comfortable framing your artwork or even making a frame yourself. However, if you opt for a professional framer, we recommend choosing a local one to see multiple samples in person. Many framers offer free consultations and can provide expert advice and options you might not have considered.

If you're unfamiliar with local framers, Avant Art provides a list of vetted framers worldwide, which can be a helpful starting point.

Make It Archival

Standard mat and mounting boards contain acids that can deteriorate the colors and integrity of the artwork over time. It's essential to ensure that the framing materials used are archival quality, especially if the frame will be the artwork's permanent home. Most framers offer archival options to prevent any materials or chemicals from affecting the artwork's longevity. It's also wise to discuss future handling options if you ever want to change the frame.

Hanging Your Art

Hanging oversized, large, or particularly heavy artworks often requires securing them to a wall stud or brick, depending on your wall structure. If you're unsure or need assistance, consider hiring art installers. They can make the process smoother and safer for both your artwork and your walls. While not always necessary, professional help can save time and ensure proper installation.