By John Linden
Interior design, furniture design, lover of all things chic in home decor.
When it comes to framing, the options are endless. You can frame your artwork with a simple black frame stock, encase them in an extravagant gold frame, or anything in between. Before you frame your work, take a look at these tips. A good frame should make your artwork even better and we want to help you do that.
Nothing makes an artwork pop quite like a custom frame. Don’t believe us? Next time you’re at the art museum, take some time to look at the frames on the paintings. Try to imagine what they’d look like without the frame and you’ll see what we’re talking about.
Frames serve several different purposes. For one, they help to create a barrier between the painting and the wall. They bring out certain qualities in the paint that might get lost otherwise.
And, they lend a sense of professionalism and care to the work. A framed artwork, simply put, looks far more legitimate than an unframed work.
👍 Rule of Thumb If you don’t have the money for custom framing, poke around a thrift store. You’ll find that most secondhand shops have a wide selection of empty frames. You can even buy other artworks from the thrift store and remove the art so that you can reuse the frame.
Our Recommendations for Custom Framing
Best Restoration + Framing
After over 150 years in business, Oliver Brothers is known the preeminent framer and restorer of classical art. If you need an old piece refinished, they are the best in the business.
Best Online Framer
Decent pricing and good customer service, if you are looking for something simple and like working with new companies online, they are worth checking out.
Best Brick and Mortar Framers
Staple of the California art scene, Voila! has you covered with a huge collection of gorgeous frames and custom framing services.
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