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How to Select the Perfect Custom Frames for Your Art November 8, 2017

Downtown Seattle, Seattle
How to Select the Perfect Custom Frames for Your Art, Seattle, Washington

Your artwork is a unique addition to any room in your home or gallery, but having the perfect frame style creates a special element that makes it a standout piece. Custom frames complement each style of art differently, so how do you pick the right ones? Below are some helpful tips to make your selection.

A Beginner’s Guide to Custom Frames

Still Life

A still life is usually a basic piece; juxtaposing gold or metallic ornate custom frames against the art makes it stand out. Rather than taking away from the piece, it helps the eye narrow in on the details and draws the viewer to the artwork.

Natural Elements

If you have an image like a beach or wooded scene, choose a complementary material like wood to bring the pieces new dimension and life. Lighter wood stains work best for sand, and darker finishes are ideal for depictions of trees and forests. Metals like a dark tin or aluminum are another great option to bring both modern and rustic elements together.

Large Photos & Posters

custom framesWhen you have large posters and photographs, you want the viewer to see as much of the image as possible. Full-bleed poster frames have a thin margin that lightly wraps the edges of the piece. This allows the full work to be seen with the frames acting as place settings for the larger work.

3-D Art

Shadowboxes are an ideal way to showcase 3-D art like seashells, collages, and pressed flowers. They also draw attention to much smaller works of art that may otherwise get overlooked in your home.


No matter what kind of art you want to showcase in the home or gallery Seattle Custom Framing in Seattle Washington will design the perfect platform for your masterpieces. Choose from many different options on their website or select custom frames to exemplify your style. For more information, give them a call at (206) 838-7908.

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