Three Tips for Framing Art Prints

An art print or poster will create an elegant accent piece for your home or office d?�cor. First, figure out where you want to hang a piece of art so you know the correct size to order. Next, choose a piece of art that fits your personal style and the decorating style of the room. When choosing a frame or moulding for your artwork, there are three simple rules to keep in mind to frame like a pro.
1. Choose a frame that matches the style of the artwork.
Modern prints or posters, such as the Campbell’s Soup series by Andy Warhol or Ascending and Descending by M.C. Escher, look best in standard frames with simple lines. Ornate mouldings may look too old-fashioned with modern art prints. Traditional art prints, such as the Creation of Adam by Michelangelo Buonarroti or The Kiss by Gustav Klimt, will look fabulous in ornate frames. However, traditional artworks also work with standard frames.
2. The frame should complement the colors in the art print.
Always select a frame that is darker than the poster or art print. It should also be darker than the wall, unless you are hanging a white frame on a dark wall for a stark contrast. A frame should never match the dominant color in a print, with one exception. When framing a piece of art that is mostly black, you can choose a black frame, as long as you use a mat to separate the moulding from the artwork. Art with warm hues can be framed in gold, black or wooden frames. Art with cool hues can be framed in black, silver or light-colored wooden frames.
3. Stick with the same interior design style as the rest of the room.
Rooms decorated with modern furniture and accessories look great with sleek, simple and standard frames. A beautiful silver frame will really pop in a room decorated with cool hues. A print framed with a plain black will add a touch of elegance. Anything too decorative may look out of place. Decorative frames will look great in rooms decorated with a timeless or traditional design. For homes decorated with country-themed accessories, try an oak or another wooden frame.
A framed art print can serve as the focal point in a well-decorated home or office. Choosing the right mouldings for prints or posters will show that you have an eye for decorating and style.