Let's Talk Framing

Frame design encompasses so much more than simply putting a frame around your picture. The size, color, texture, and style all work together to enhance your artwork, while simultaneously complementing your unique personality and style. But the quality of the materials used will work to ensure that you will be enjoying your art for many years to come. When thinking about how to frame something, keep in mind, your art piece will always look its best if it is framed for the art and not for the room it will be going in. The decor of the room may change over time or you may decide to move the piece of art one day. 

With the right matting and frame, the framing package can become a work of art in and of itself. However, care should be taken that the design does not overpower the art by drawing too much attention to itself. Some may mistakenly take this to mean that the frame should always be small, or simple, or that the mat should only be a small border in some neutral tone. Not true. By taking into consideration the color, size, style, and visual texture of your artwork, the frame design will become part of the art, enhancing the piece as a whole. Detailed or busy art pieces are best displayed in simple frames. Simple or not so busy art pieces are enhanced through more ornate frames. Mirrors can handle very detailed and extravagant frames.

As with matting, the frame serves multiple purposes, both aesthetically and functionally. The frame lends strength to the frame package, adding structure that allows the art to be protected from the environment. A multitude of styles, colors, textures, and sizes are available in frame choices today, so your art can be framed to match virtually any décor. Bamboo-style mouldings can be used to great effect on Asian-inspired art, while olive wood veneers can be used to compliment that painting purchased in Italy. To complement today’s furniture finishes, mouldings are available in a wide variety of natural woods, from oak to walnut to natural cherry. Frame styles can even be combined, stacking one style with another, to create fresh, new looks that would be virtually impossible to find in a mass-produced frame. The sky’s the limit!

The Art Dallas frame shop is known for its selection of moldings, creative use of materials, and professional results.The frame shop has over 6,000 frames to choose from. Each design project whether large or small can be beautifully framed. 

  • Commercial Framing
  • Residential Framing
  • Custom Framing 
  • Small Framing
  • Large Framing 

With our relationships with frame manufacturers as well as our ability to create specific solutions to projects, the options are limitless. If you have previewed a moulding that works with your project, let us know the frame number and, chances are, we already have a longstanding relationship with that manufacturer or can match the frame.