Tips & Tricks
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The Big Picture! –
and how to frame it
Your guide to creating & framing
Everywhere you look these days there's oversized art! You'll find them stretching the length of long corridors, climbing cathedral ceilings, hanging above overstuffed furniture and even donning the walls of smaller homes.
Big pieces make big statements. Create your own art from personal imagery in the Print & Frame Shop.
- Select your subject wisely. Images such as landscapes, florals and abstracts look great as oversized art.
- Choose a frame with a wide moulding to support the weight of large art. It's safer and more proportional.
- For canvas, try a Canvas Floater frame in metal or wood. They are attached to the canvases’ stretcher bars for strength. "Floater frames offer a contemporary presentation which is favored in many galleries," explains Senior Editions Consultant, Jane Rhem.
- Make sure to use acrylic instead of glass when framing large pieces. Acrylic weighs less than glass, making it ideally safe for big art. (All presentations created in the Print & Frame Shop automatically come with acrylic!)
- Hang your oversized art directly on the wall instead of using wire (we send special hardware with hefty frames). This is more stable and will prevent damage to your wall, art and yourself! Find a stud in the wall and use the correct picture hangers for the weight of your piece.
- Stay in proportion by displaying oversized art with oversized furniture. You can also use large art to balance rooms with large windows or grand architectural features.
- Add impact to small rooms by using oversized art as a focal point in the room. Small spaces can easily become cluttered, so one large piece instead of several small pieces will keep walls neat and orderly. Hang a large work of art on the largest wall in the room. Landscapes, in particular, will visually open cramped rooms.