How to Choose a Frame

At Easyart there are lots of great frames to choose from, from traditional styles to more modern designs. You can either select one of our suggested frames or dive straight into the frame customising section, where you'll be able to experiment with a number of different frame combinations.

When customising your own frame, begin by choosing which frame moulding style, colour and material you prefer. Next, if you feel it needs one, add a mount to enhance your art print and finally, select which glazing option you prefer.

There aren't any set rules to choosing a frame to suit your art print, in fact, we'd encourage you to express your individual taste and be adventurous. But, if you need some general guidance, we've listed a few things to consider below:

Colour & Style

Make sure to have a good look at how the frame moulding matches the colour and style of the art print. Consider a discreet look with a plain, white mould, or if you think your image needs a strong border, go for a bold, black or coloured frame. Traditionally, fine art is complemented well by gold, decorative frames and modern art is better suited to simple, plain frames. Finally, remember to consider your interior décor when choosing your frame. Not only can the frame be chosen to match the art print, it can be chosen to match the furniture too.

Frame Width

Generally the width of the frame should match the style and size of the artwork within. A wide frame could easily overwhelm a small picture and a narrow frame will not be bold enough for a large picture.

Picture Mounts

When selecting a mount for your art print, consider the colour and the size of it. The general rule of thumb is to choose a colour that complements but doesn't overwhelm the picture. The same goes for the size. You will be able to choose a wide mount option, as well as a standard sized option, so think about what size fits with your image.

Suggested Frames

If you're still stuck for what frame to go for, you can always take our advice and use our 'suggested frames' feature. Every one of our art prints comes with a selection of suggested frames that have been carefully chosen by our design team to best suit that particular art print, so you know you'll be in good hands.

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Moulding

Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.

Perspex or glass

Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.

Mount

Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.

Backing board

Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.

More about framing

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In the Design Studio

We partner with the world's top museums and galleries to bring you exclusive prints of the highest quality. Our teams of designers ensure the colours are accurate, papers are well suited and the best frames are suggested.

Colour Perfecting in the Print Room

In the printing room, artworks are printed on state-of-the-art machines with a team of technicians checking colour and quality every step of the way.

Measuring Up

After being cut down to size, our team carefully finish any stray edges, check measurements and prepare the prints for mounting and framing.

Assembling Frames in the Framing Workshop

We have a team of master framers who work with high-quality, responsibly-sourced wood to create our vast range of framing combinations - each frame is bespoke and made to order for every print.

Hand-finishing in the Framing Workshop

Our selection of hand-finished frames are painted or stained by hand in a variety of colours, and finished with a layer of wax - the end result is a uniquely crafted, beautiful frame that is made to last.

The Last Stop

In this workshop everything comes together - the print, the frame and the glass - in a seamless and stream-lined process.

Mounting the Prints

The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.

Laying the Glass

Once mounted, the print is ready to be covered by glass or perspex - a delicate procedure but expertly done with not a fingerprint in sight.

The Final Product

After a final, thorough check, the framed print is ready to be carefully packaged up and shipped to the customer.

Transferring to Canvas

For those who order their art as canvas prints, the same amount of attention and care goes into the process. Here, the print is being transferred to a wooden frame.

Finishing the Canvas Edging

As with the framed prints, our canvases are all hand-finished in the workshop - a labour of love from start to finish.