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What is Maximalism Art and Why Should You Frame It For Your Space

We’ve covered minimalistic art on our Learning Center before — the “use of the fewest and barest essentials or elements.” Now, we would like to introduce you to maximalism art, which is basically the exact opposite. It is described as the “aesthetic of excess.” And while that might seem questionable at first, it’s nothing to be afraid of.

So, whether you have never heard of this form of art and are interested in finding out more or if you are already a big fan, keep on reading to learn more about it and see why you should frame it for your space.

What is Maximalism Art

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When describing maximalism art, we’ve heard words like “complex”, “showy”, “excessive” and while these might seem like negative connotations, we want you to know that they are meant in the best and most beautiful way possible.

Think bold, loud, and vibrant colors that will sure to be an eye-catcher to anyone who walks in your room! Whether the art is made up of different colors, patterns, or objects, maximalism art is a showstopper.

Why Should You Frame It For Your Space

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Colorful art has a way of exuding happiness and good energy. You can have that happy feeling every time you walk into your space if you frame maximalism art. Find a piece that will complement your other decor that you already have or complement other pieces of furniture in your room. Minimalism art is bound to have lots of different colors in the piece, so it should be easy to find something that works for you.

Framing Your Maximalism Art

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Whatever the case may be, once you have found your piece, it’s time to measure it. This is possibly the most important step in the design process because if your measurements are off for your picture, the measurements for your frame and matboards will be off too. But don’t worry. We have a guide for you to measure your art to make sure it is as precise as possible, and if you are at all unsure, don’t hesitate to reach out to us — we would love to help you! 

As we mentioned, if you downloaded your art online you can simply just upload the photo to our site and we will print it for you. You will still need to measure your space to make sure that your frame will fit, but you have a little more range with the size. Don’t worry, we always look at the quality of your picture before printing, so if we see that the size you have chosen might distort the photo a little, we will reach out to you first! 

Now comes the fun part of designing your frame!

First, Enter your art size.

If you are uploading your portrait, we will print, mount, and frame your photo so that your frame will arrive ready to be hung. If you are uploading your art to our site, you will also need to choose the type of paper you would like us to print on. As we mentioned, we offer both Photo Paper and Art Paper. If you already have a physical copy of your portrait, simply measure the photo and add in the Art Size on our site. 

Second, Choose your frame style.

We have 8 frame styles, 5 metal frames, and 3 wood frames with over 18 frame colors. 

Third, matboard or no matboard?

matboard (also referred to as a photo mat, frame mat, or matting), is a cardboard-like material that serves two purposes: to protect your artwork from damage and to enhance the look of it. You have the option to add a single or double matboard, or none at all. We suggest if you are adding a matboard to add a color that is going to enhance your picture. Look for small colorful details in your photo, such as an accessory, an article of clothing, or even something in the background of your photo that will give your portrait that extra POP it was looking for! 

Fourth, your cover!

Last but certainly not least is choosing your cover. We have two options for covers, our clear acrylic which is most conventional and almost like looking through glass. If your art is colorful, clear would be the best option, as it would not soften any of the colors in your photo or artwork. However, the clear finish is reflective, and it could cause glare if placed near a window, where the sun would shine through. The other option is our non-glare acrylic. This will soften the color of your artwork, so we recommend using it if your overall piece doesn’t have bright colors, or is entirely in black and white. Non-glare acrylic will also diffuse sunlight that hits it, which would make your artwork more viewable if it’s near a window.

Final Thoughts

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When it comes to decorating styles, everyone is different. If you’ve been to our Learning Center before, you know what we always say, do whatever makes you happy! If you haven’t heard of maximalism art before, we hope we have inspired you to check it out. Who knows, it might just be your next framing project. 

If you’re looking for more inspiration for your wall decor, check out this post in our Learning Center on how to take your home decor to the next level.

What Is Maximalism Art and Why Should You Frame It For Your Space

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