Artwork can change the feel of a room and once you’ve selected one you love, you’re next step is picking out the right frame. With so many different options available, it can be overwhelming to pick the right color and style. Here’s what to keep in mind when choosing a frame for your artwork.
Choose Your Color and Style
It’s best to keep things simple, so the focus remains on what’s inside the frame. Thin wood gallery frames in blacks, whites, and natural wood finishes are always a good choice as they work well with any type of art. If you like something a bit extravagant, try metallic frames.
Consider a Gallery Wall
Avoid frames that are matchy-matchy as gallery walls look better with frames that look like they were added over time.
For most artwork, you’ll want to frame it, but there are always exceptions like stretched canvas pieces or old oil paintings. If the piece is valuable, frame it to keep it safe from air and the elements.
Choose the Matting
Make sure you keep the matting simple by using a white backdrop. For darker pieces, forgo the matting and stick with a black frame to make the piece look frameless.