You might have a poster, print, or photo that’s been collecting dust in your desk or closet, that you have always wanted to frame, but might have some apprehension about hanging it in your home.
It could just not blend right with your current decor, or it could just be too big, or you might just be worried about it not looking good, and you don’t want to spend money on a frame for something you aren’t entirely sure about.
Well, we’re here to help! We’re going to be going through some things you might want to ask yourself before you choose to frame something for your home.
You know that we always say there are never any strict rules to this sort of stuff. That’s what makes it fun! Take the following suggestions as, well, just that — suggestions.
Does Your Art Fit With a General Theme Of Your Home Decor?
This is usually the first question people ask themselves when choosing wall decor for their home. While the decorating choices are completely up to you, to some extent, your decor should flow and coordinate with your interior design style. For example, if your home decor is minimalistic, something such as line art would be perfect for your walls! Line art is simple yet beautiful art that holds lots of character in a small amount of art, yet still manages to express massive amounts of feeling.
Take a look around your space. Maybe you just did a home update on your furniture and now your art doesn’t match the theme anymore. That’s okay! Head to our Learning Center to get inspired on what to frame next. There are tons of great places to buy art online that won’t break the bank!
How Easy Would It Be To Find a Frame For The Artwork?
As you probably know, we are a custom framing business, meaning that we specialize in those irregular, hard-to-find sizes. That said, while we can do a lot of sizes that you wouldn’t normally find, we can’t do all of them. In this case, it might be hard finding a frame for your art. It could be a massive size, or it could be too thick. The smallest we can frame is an art size of 5″ x 5″. The largest art size we can frame is 42″ x 42″ in our wood frame styles and 42″ x 62″ in our metal frame styles.
If you need something bigger than the sizes we accommodate, you might have to take a trip to your local boutique framer, which could run you a lot of money. But if you’re willing to make that investment, a super large frame could be worth it, and just what you need to complete your home wall display.
Does Your Art Need Protection?
Art, like anything else, has a finite lifetime. Once the elements get to it, it can yellow your art and the paper it’s printed on can wither and crinkle. So, if it’s rolled up in your closet, and you want it to last, you might be doing your art a disservice; you need to get that art in a frame as soon as possible!
Here at Frame It Easy, we use as many products as we can to protect your art. Our foam-core backing is smooth, rigid, and acid-free which is meant to combat harmful acids found in the paper your photos and art are printed on. We also send our frames with high-quality acrylic that defends your art against some harmful ultraviolet rays and looks just as clear as glass, but is safer to ship!
What’s Your Current Budget?
We understand that custom framing can get a bit pricey. If your art is something that you want to keep, the money might be worth it to spend.
We stand behind our statement that we deliver beautifully made custom frames that are fast, affordable, and easy. Saving you not only time but also money! You can read more about why Frame It Easy is the best choice for online custom framing, compared to other online sellers.
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What Else Can You Add?
You can add a lot more than just frames to your wall. Whether you are creating a gallery wall, just hanging a frame or two, or have no idea where you want to take your decor plans, it may seem intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be, and we’re here to help!
There are tons of decor pieces that you can add to spice up your wall, flags, canvas paintings, and other little trinkets. Remember, your gallery wall should be filled with things that make you happy and are personal to you! So hang up whatever you think will look the best.
You can also add some lighting to really make your decor pop! You can use string lights and wrap them throughout your frames and other decor pieces or you can use sconces and make it look like an at-home art museum. Lighting can be an overlooked yet crucial aspect of creating the right mood in any room and can definitely take your wall to the next level!
Mirrors are another great option to add to your wall decor. Mirrors can expand your walls, break up any clutter, and boost the light in your room. Whether it’s a large mirror that takes up most of your wall or a small mirror that’s only really for decoration — they can sure add a lot to your room!
There are so many great things that you can add to your wall decor. You just have to get a little creative! Look around your house for things you can refurbish, take a trip to your local thrift store, or buy something new. It’s all up to you!
Does It Look Good?
The final — and most obvious — thing you should ask yourself is, “Does this look nice?” If it does, then do it! Like we always say, the only person it needs to impress is yourself! That’s the best part of custom framing with Frame It Easy: from start to finish, the design is completely up to you!
You get to choose the size, color, style, matting, cover, and even the type of paper you want us to print your art on. That’s what makes us stand out from our competitors. We let you create your own custom frame, we just do the hard work like building it!
Whether or not you decide to frame something is often a personal choice, but we hope these questions helped you to narrow down your preference. Creating custom frames for your home can seem intimidating, but it’s actually a lot of fun! Home decor allows you to portray your personality through your decor pieces. So whether you choose to frame family photos, photos of your furry friends, or just art that speaks to you, just be sure you love it!
If you have any questions as you contemplate framing something, of course, feel free to reach out to us! As always, be sure to share any finished products with us on social media so we can see what you created!