DESIGN RESOURCES

our complete guide to framing and displaying your art

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with custom framing, the sky is the limit
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FRAMING TIPS

General Guidelines

A frame without a mat provides a more modern, minimalist look.

A weighted bottom adds an elegance and sophistication to any piece, while giving it a truly custom look (even with a simple white mat).

An oversized mat is the easiest way to make a big impact with a small piece of art.

Double white mat - an easy and affordable way to make your piece look more expensive and substantial.

Neutral colored mats, such as greys and tans, are a safe and simple way to make any framed piece stand out, without drawing attention away from the art.

HOW TO USE A DOUBLE MAT

Choosing mats that are 2 different shades of the same color is a really easy way to pick a great-looking double mat.  For example, having a light blue top mat and a dark blue bottom mat.

Colors that look good together in real life (red/blue, green/blue, purple/green) will look good together as a double mat.

A neutral top mat (white/grey) with a colorful bottom mat is an easy way to add a splash of color and it focuses attention in on the artwork.

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