Category Archives: Framing Tips

How to Select the Perfect Frame

When selecting the perfect frame for a work of art, you may not know where to start or what to look for. There are countless frame options to choose from, but not all of them will be the right fit for your intended use. Take some time and effort to ensure your frame complements the…
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How to Choose the Best Matting for Your Framed Photo

When deciding how to best showcase a beautiful photograph, the frame you use is certainly important, but it shouldn’t be the only consideration. You should also give some thought to the matting that surrounds the image inside the frame. The perfect mat does not draw the eye to itself, but rather accentuates the photography you…
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4 Frame Materials to Consider

Whether it’s a picture of your family, a work of art, or even a 3D artifact you’re hanging on the wall, the perfect frame highlights any piece in all the right ways. A frame protects, enhances, and makes your piece look more professional. But when you start looking for frames, the sheer number of options…
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Hanging Your Frame

A topsy-turvy frame can be an eyesore, even in an otherwise exquisitely decorated room. Whether you have a masterpiece, a keepsake, or a favorite photo or print just begging to be framed and commemorated as a focal point on your wall, make sure you hang it properly in order to draw the right kind of…
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4 Cropping Tips for a Perfect Framed Photo

When considering using photo tools to enhance your favorite images, cropping may not be the first option that comes to mind. Many assume cropping only cuts photos to size, when in reality, a strategic crop has the power to make or break your photo. Here are four tips to help you use cropping to your…
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How to Incorporate Mirrors into Your Decor for an Improved Space

Mirrors are your home’s best friend. When strategically arranged, they offer a quick solution to many aesthetic challenges by adding more light and the illusion of more space. Framed mirrors can add even more flair to any given space, as they blur the line between functionality and decor. Use framed mirrors in your home to…
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Tips for a Successful Holiday Photo (and Why You Should Frame Your Favorites)

‘Tis the season for Christmas shopping chaos, scarves and sweaters, peppermint everything… and, of course, seasonal family photoshoots and holiday cards. Holiday greeting cards are a popular way to keep your loved ones updated on family happenings, reflect on the previous year, and remind out-of-town friends and family of your appreciation. Plus, the resulting family…
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5 Essential Decorating Tips for Your First Seattle Apartment

Are you moving into your first apartment? Congratulations! This is a major step as an adult. Whether it’s a place of your own, you’re sharing it with roommates or you’re part of a couple, the new level of independence is exciting – and probably a little scary. Once you’ve bought some furniture and paid first…
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Framing Diplomas and Certificates: Which Method Is Best?

Graduation season is on the way. While you may not get your diploma the same day that you walk across that stage, it's important to consider how and where you will display this symbol of your significant accomplishment. In order to best protect and present your diploma or certificate, you will most likely opt for…
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Leave Canvas Stretching to the Professionals

Paintings on canvas, such as oil and acrylic are often left unframed. The canvas is usually stretched and stapled to a simple frame - the frame keeps it stretched evenly, otherwise, it could warp. Although canvas stretching may seem relatively easy to do, it is better left to the professionals. Here’s why… Materials: Although it…
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