Art prints – to frame or not

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What better way to put wall art on your walls than using art prints? Of course, there are millions of other ways to fill your walls using any type of wall art like posters, plants, rugs, and the list goes on. But why not just use framed artwork? Sometimes simple is better. Of course, you can put photos you already have, but why not buy completely new art prints? They can be modern and fun and simply match the decor of your home.

Some people wonder whether or not to frame the artwork. Most would agree that professionally framed prints really worth it! If you really appreciate art, you should treat it like art. Choosing the right frame can enhance the artwork, while the wrong one can overshadow it. Apart from aesthetic features, there are many other factors you need to consider when choosing the right frame and artwork.

We are going to give you a small overview of the framing that could help you in your choice.

Maybe a lot of people didn’t know this, but framing is an art form in itself. The options are endless and allow you to add your own creative flair. The artwork and its setting are always considered together, which means they should always complement each other. For example, choosing a dark frame with light paint, which makes for dramatic contrast, can help set your artwork apart from anything else in the room. Apart from simple black and white, the prints have a spectrum of colors that can be easily matched with a frame that will give it a cool and modern look. Here are the basics of some of the most popular face-framing styles:

  • Floating style – this is very popular due to its “magic-like” features. This gives the impression that the painting is floating inside the frame. This style works best when the art has an interesting edge or any texture and floating it around will emphasize those details. Also, it works well with original works of art on paper and artifactual works such as handwritten notes, old photographs or a map.
  • Carpet – this option creates a clean and professional aesthetic. Using mats helps the artwork stay neat. Carpets are usually white or off-white in color. The mat is ideal for family photos, important documents and small photographs or prints that would expand the room and have a big impact.
  • Edge Framing – that’s how it sounds, and usually the cheapest option. The frame goes right around the art, and it blends perfectly with it. This style is ideal for fine art prints and large photographs.

First, when buying artwork, think about where you are going to place it. Consider some helpful tips for choosing the right piece for the right space, whether living room, bedroom or office. Keep in mind that sometimes keeping it simple and buying professionally framed artwork is the best and easiest choice. Putting artwork helps define the owner’s personality.

If you are planning to put more than one room in one place, try to think of the best ideas for it, because you don’t want your house to look like an art museum. Hanging wall art can be tasteless if you don’t know the basics, so try to learn more about what would look great.

There are a few key principles when it comes to hanging wall art. First, trace your display and trust your instincts. Also, don’t forget to use a tape measure! Use images to grab attention and set the mood. And don’t be afraid to leave empty walls.

You may also want to think about sunlight in your home. Depending on the artwork, you need to decide if you want to hang it in the shade or in the sun. For example, for sensitive materials like textiles or watercolors, UV protection on the glass won’t help much, so place them in a well shaded area. In contrast, oil paintings on canvas are more stable and you can hang them in indirect sunlight without using UV protection.

So, when considering all aspects of setting up art prints, the question may arise: should I frame them or not? Most people think framing is a given, while others want to leave the pieces as they are.

Usually people don’t like to frame the art done on canvas. One reason would be that when artists finish the painting, they sometimes paint over the edges, wrapping them around the canvas. For some artists this creates a softer edge, while others like to include a small detail on the edge as a signature that cannot be seen if the piece is framed.

Another reason would be the texture. Sometimes the purpose of the artwork is to feel the texture, because otherwise it would interfere with the creative intent of the artist. To frame them would be such a shame because the art would be compromised. Keeping focus is another important reason. When you place frames that can look really nice, it can distract the viewer’s attention from the actual artwork. If you want to show off the painting or print, don’t consider putting it with a frame.

Why frame works of art? Good, frames make the art more professional and increase its value. Some frames even showcase artwork. They also give works of art a sturdier quality and add greater value. Another important reason would be that it protects the art from harmful elements such as heat, dust, light and insects which can be disastrous for the artwork.

Frames provide support and accommodate painting, although they are often undervalued. They also add visual beauty to art. If you want to keep your artwork for longer, the best choice is framed art prints. Easy to maintain and protect.

If you decide to change the decorations in your home, just change the frame and it will complete the style. Remember that frames should enhance, not distract from the image! They give an impression of a particular place, so keep that in mind when choosing one. It all depends on the message you want to convey or the impression you want to leave on the viewer of the art prints.

Elaine F. Brim