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Tips for Framing Art Prints for Home Decor

Framing Art Prints


I'm a big fan of art prints, but I've always struggled with how to frame them. Framing is expensive and time-consuming, so it's easy to give up on the project if you don't get it right the first time. In this post, we'll cover all aspects of framing art prints for home decor, including what size your print should be based on your wall or space, which type of frame material works best in different rooms (and why), and where exactly you should hang your work. We'll also look at some tips for choosing frames that complement each other and make sense for your space. By the end of this post, you'll know everything about framing prints so that you can confidently create a cohesive collection that looks great in any room!

Find the right art

  • Find art that matches the theme of your room. If you're looking for artwork to go in a nursery, for example, look for pieces that are suitable for children's rooms or feature animals.
  • Find art that matches your style. You might want something modern and contemporary or vintage and retro—either way, choose pieces that reflect what you love most about yourself as an individual (or as a couple).
  • Find art that matches your decor. If your home is decorated in classic furnishings with elegant lines and muted colors, choose simple artwork with less detail; if it has more rustic elements like woodsy textures and earthy hues, look for pieces with texture and patterning rather than clean lines so they don't clash with the rest of the decorating scheme (but don't worry too much about style when it comes to framing—framing can always be changed later).
  • Find art that matches… well… everything else! Make sure there's enough space on both sides of each piece so they aren't overcrowded (you'll notice this problem if all four corners are covered; try rearranging them until all corners have some open space), and make sure nothing looks too large compared to everything else (if one piece dominates over another small piece by being much larger than its counterpart).

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Issue #1 – What size is my wall or space?

Your first step is to measure the length and width of your wall. It's important to consider how many other pieces of art you plan on putting up, if any, before choosing a size for your print. The main goal is to make sure that none of your framed artwork hangs too far over an edge or goes so far back into a corner that it becomes lost in darkness.

A good rule of thumb for choosing an appropriate size is that no matter what shape or size it ends up being, it should be about 1/3rd as wide as the longest side of a room (e.g., if you have a 10 x 15-foot room, then the longest side should be about 5 feet). This will ensure that neither end sticks out too far into space where potential viewers may trip over them while walking through their living room or bedroom during parties!

Issue #2 – What is the energy of space?

It's important to think about the energy of your room and how the art will fit into it. If you have a very busy space, an abstract painting may not be the best choice. On the other hand, if you have a very quiet room, an abstract painting might be just what’s needed to add some life.

Here are some quick tips for choosing artwork:

  • Think about what kind of artwork will work best in your home decor style. If you have contemporary furniture and accessories, go bold with color or even abstract designs like Kandinsky paintings or Warhol’s pop art pieces! If traditional is more your style, try something painted by Monet on canvas instead of one from his famous water lilies series because it looks more classic than modernly styled but still has plenty of color for those who want that look without going overboard with bright hues like reds and blues which aren't necessarily "traditional" colors either (even though they're often used together). Another option would be something made out of wood—like stained glass artwork such as windows created during medieval times--or even ceramics since these materials were used throughout history from ancient Egypt up until today."

Issue #3 – How much room do I need for furniture and traffic flow?

You also need to consider how big your furniture is, as well as your traffic flow. If you have a lot of traffic in your home and the area where the art will be hung, then it's best to go with a smaller piece. This way, no one will get hurt by walking into it or trying to move it out of the way while they walk through the room.

If you have very little furniture and lots of space in general (like an open-concept floorplan), then go for something larger! It's best not to overwhelm someone who is just walking into your home when they first see something so large; however if they like what they see as soon as they enter your living room/bedroom/etc., then having a large piece makes sense here too!

On the other hand, if you have small rooms with lots of clutter already (high density), then consider hanging up multiple pieces instead of one big one since these are easier on the eyes than something massive anyway."

Issue #4 – How much natural light is in the area?

Next, take a look at the amount of natural light you have in your space. If you have a lot of natural light, consider a lighter color. The same goes for less natural light; if you don't get much sun in that area, choose something darker. Lastly, if there's no natural light (or if it's just dark), consider framing with black or another dark color to make sure that people can still see what they're paying attention to—your artwork!

This is probably the most important part of choosing colors for your prints—if people can't see them then why are they hanging on their walls?

Where will you hang the artwork?

When framing artwork, it's important to consider the space where you'll be hanging it. The size of the art and its presentation should complement the room in which it will hang. For example, if you have a small wall and want to display a large poster-size print on your wall (which can look great), then make sure that there is enough room between the top of your frame and its bottom edge so that people won't have trouble seeing all of its contents because they're too close together—the same goes for hanging paintings or prints vertically or horizontally on an otherwise very wide piece of art paper.

Consider how much light comes into this room during various parts of the day--will there be plenty? Or not enough? You may want to brighten up those corners with lamps set up strategically behind artwork to get the best results when showing off your favorite pieces at home! This way when guests pass by them during daylight hours, they won't feel overwhelmed by..."

Measure your space.

The first thing you'll want to do is measure your space. Measure the height, width, and depth of the wall where you plan on hanging your artwork. If it's a wall in a hallway or other narrow room, take into account how much room there will be between the artwork and any furniture that might be nearby when calculating measurements.

When measuring the depth of your artwork (or any piece of art), make sure to consider whether or not there are any frames around its edges (and if so, how large they are).

Framing your art is a personal decision and depends on many factors, but these tips can help make it easier.

Framing your art is a personal decision and depends on many factors, but these tips can help make it easier.

If you're interested in framing your prints or other pieces of art, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Frame size - A standard frame size for most prints is 11 x 14 inches; however, some can be larger or smaller depending on the piece. The size of the artwork should match the dimensions of your wall space for it to stand out without overwhelming your room's visual appeal.
  • Style of frames - There are many different styles and materials available when choosing frames for your prints; use what best suits your taste and budget. Some popular choices include wood frames with molding details, metal frames with inset glass panes (like those made by Ikea), or plastic/acrylic displays that are lightweight yet durable enough to hold up against frequent use while still looking stylish!


As you can see, many factors go into framing art prints for home decor. I hope this article helped clear up some of your doubts and get you started on the right path to framing your artwork! 

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