How to Choose the Right Frame for a Picture

How to Choose the Right Frame for a Picture


How to Choose the Right Frame for a Picture. The perfect frame will make your painting,
photograph, or piece of artwork stand out on your wall. Here’s how to find an ideal match. You will need A picture or other form of artwork
Measuring tape Matting material A color sample of your wall and a keen eye for details. Step 1. Measure the length and width of your picture
to determine its size. Make sure to include any borders because the
frame will be going around the entire piece. Step 2. Based on the size of your picture, choose
a contrasting color for the matting. The matting should be 2 to 3 inches larger
than the length and width of your picture to create an attractive background effect. Step 3. Choose a frame thickness that complements
your picture but doesn’t overpower it. In general, select a thinner frame for smaller
pictures, and a thicker frame for larger pictures. Step 4. In order to pick the right size frame, you
will need to measure the size of your picture plus the matting. Place the picture in the center of the matted
piece and measure the length and width. Step 5. Decide what type of effect you want to create. A frame that has a simple sloping edge or
beveled effect will draw the eyes toward the picture, while a more ornate frame will draw
attention to the frame itself. Step 6. Choose your style. Antique and wood-stained frames are often
ideal for older pictures. Polished wood, plastic, shiny metal, and chrome
frames work well with contemporary prints and modern photographs. Step 7. Make sure the picture truly ‘pops’ by laying
it next to the color sample of your wall. This will give you a good idea of how the
picture will look in your home or office. Did you know The concept of frames evolved
from the borders on vases, tomb paintings, and mosaics created more than 4,000 years
ago.

10 thoughts on “How to Choose the Right Frame for a Picture

  1. I have artwork on a 4.2” x 9.5 inch envelope and cannot find a picture frame ANYWHERE. How do I add something for filler in a larger frame?

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