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How to choose the right frame

Updated: Oct 30, 2019

Welcome back! We received another reader question,

"How do I choose the right frame for my new piece?"

GREAT question. With so many places to buy frames these days, the frame-buying-game has changed. You are kind of left with too many options and may not know which one will suit your work best. Not to worry - asking yourself a few simple questions can help you narrow down your options.

#1 How would you describe your new piece? Is it minimal, colorful, traditional, does it have text?

Asking yourself these questions can give you key words that you can search to find the right frame for you. A simple, minimal line drawing does really well with a simple and minimal frame. It can work with other styles, but this is a great place to start.

#2 How would you describe the decor of the room in which you plan to hang this piece? Do you play with both modern items and antiques? Do you find there is a lot of one color?

The answer to this question helps give you a little room to play - say it's a contemporary piece in a room filled with antiques - find a frame that uses modern materials, but maybe has a bit of texture, or an interesting patina?

#3 Would this piece look good using something other than a traditional frame?

There are so many fun ways to hang your work that don't even involve a frame. Check them out here!

Have more suggestions? Put them in the comments below 👇👇👇

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