How to choose an art print

Discovering and choosing art to suit you and your space should be easy and most of all fun, but it can get tricky if you really have no idea where to start.

Below we’ve listed 6 great ways for you to start thinking about how to choose the perfect art print, together with some suggestions of related art categories to help you explore art at Easyart.

1. Mood

Choose art to define the mood of your room. You may be looking to create a relaxed feel or something more uplifting. Take a look at these suggested categories that could fit the mood you’re looking to capture:

2. Style

How would you describe the décor in your space? Go for a style of art that really brings out the best in your home décor. Try exploring these home décor style categories:

3. Personal considerations

Consider your personal interests, or the interests of your family and friends who might spend time in your room. Is there a city you or your family have visited recently that you want to remind yourself of, or hobbies that you enjoy and want to share with visitors? Explore art prints by personal interest:

4. Colour

A great way to choose art to suit the colours in your room is to pick an image with accents of the room’s dominant colour. For example you might choose red to match your treasured sofa or yellow to complement your bright curtains. Explore art by colour:

Red, Yellow, Lilac, Blue, Black & White

5. Size & Shape

Make sure the art you choose fits your wall space appropriately and complements the furniture around it. Artwork comes in many shapes and sizes, so have a good think about the space you are looking to fill and be creative. As a guide, tall slim art fits high ceilinged rooms or narrow wall space very well. Horizontal or landscape shaped art is well suited to sit above wide furniture, like your sofa. If you have a lot of wall space to fill, consider larger pictures over standard medium sized ones, as you might find they fit the space better. Finally, for those looking for a more considered look in a smaller but maybe awkward space, try groups of 3 or 4 small pictures, which could be a better fit for your wall space.

6. Discover art your way

Discover the perfect image that’s right for you and your space by simply having a good old browse yourself. You’ll know it when you see it, so enjoy the world of art and start discovering now. Start by browsing subjects or visit our bestsellers list.

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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.