Wall art is the perfect finishing touch to any home. From gallery walls to statement pieces, and abstract prints to vintage posters, well-chosen artwork takes your room to the next level. But there’s a lot to think about when it comes to buying the right piece for your space. Luckily, we’ve done the thinking for you.
lot of wall art comes pre-framed – meaning an expert has already picked the perfect size, colour and finish for you. But if your wall art is flying solo, a frame is a must. We’ve listed the most common frame types and materials below:
Wood frames: a lot of wood frames are solid oak, but depending on how dark or light you want your frame, you may want to consider another option. Wood is versatile and durable, with lots of finishes and mount options to choose from.
Aluminium frames: aluminium is a lightweight metal that can come in fashionable finishes like matte black and brass.
Decorative frames: decorative frames display your prints more playfully. Some of the most popular styles include floating frames, poster clip frames and large multi-aperture frames.
Choosing the right frame for your wall art is straightforward enough, as long as you do your research. Just answer these questions to nail down the key info:
What size is your wall art? Make sure you get the measurements right to achieve the perfect fit
Do you need a mount? If you do, you’ll need to pick a bigger frame to fit it in
Where is your frame going? Think about the style of your room – metallic frames look sleek in industrial rooms, while wooden styles work well in classic or retro spaces
Do my frames need to match? This one’s up to you. Matching your frames will give you a more put-together look. But artfully mismatched frames look good too, if a bohemian vibe is more your thing
So go and be free to make your choices the best you can.