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Tips For Framing Artwork

Casa Quickie: Frame the Painting

Luckily, it often happens that we're attracted to artwork that suits our aesthetic and colors we already have in our room. Sometimes our new art purchases conveniently match our décor! But that's not always the case.

So the most important thing to remember when having your paintings, photographs, and any artwork framed is to frame the painting, not the room. When choosing the matte and frame, you should choose your palette based on the tones in the artwork you're framing. You want your frame to complement the artwork, not compete with it. If you're like most Americans, you'll probably move at least 10 times in your life — as well as change your décor — so you shouldn't try match your frame to the style of the room you hang it in. If you're having trouble grappling with this, just keep it simple in a black, white, gold, or silver frame.

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LaBellaViola LaBellaViola 6 years
I'm so glad you posted this! I work for a custom frame shop open only to the trade and so many times, designers come in with paint swatches, fabrics, hardware and they want the framing to match. I understand wanting to make sure that it will complement the interior but, it's the art you're working to showcase, is it not? ;o)
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