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Framing Your Fine Art Print

Wondering how to frame your new art print? What color frame to use, to mat or not to mat?, where should you even purchase a frame? Let's get some of those questions answered! 

((And if you'd rather watch a video answering all your questions, just scroll to the bottom of this post.))


All of my prints are 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 11" x 14" or 16" x 20". These are standard print sizes, which means that you do not need to have these custom framed (unless, of course, that's your thing). 

So, where can you buy a frame for my prints? Honestly, anywhere that sells frames! Three stores I often send folks to:

  • Ikea: check out their HOVSTA frames, here
  • Target: Several customers have used these
  • Michaels: Huge selection of frames
  • West Elm: These are beautiful.

HOT TIP: If you find a frame that you love, but the mat is not cut to the size you need for your print, you can have a mat cut inexpensively at most large craft stores or a frame shop. 

Question: But what color frame should I get?
Answer: My answer is always the same: What color works best in YOUR space? For my state prints, I usually recommend a black, white or a natural wood frame. I have also had multiple folks use a silver or gold frame, which looks absolutely beautiful.

For our upcoming fine art print series, I recommend a natural wood frame, white frame or a metallic gold or silver.

Question: Should I add a mat?
Answer: This is your preference as they'll look great either way. I've had many customers mat a state print with a color found in the artwork itself -- it looks absolutely lovely and is a great way to add a bit of your decorating personality to your space.

Question: What size print should I get?
Answer: How much wall space do you want to cover? Smaller area: get the 5" x 7". Medium to large area: get the 8" x 10" or 11" x 14". If you're wanting to cover a really large space, then I recommend the 11" x 14" print with a 3-4" mat and a 1-2" frame. This will make the art look much larger and achieve the effect you're going for. 

Question: Where did you find the frames in your pictures? 

Answer: The birch frames are modeled after an ikea frame (HOVSTA). The hanging frames are handmade my my husband and I --- we no longer have time to make these, but big news coming soon! 

Question: Can you just frame my print for me? 
Answer: Not yet -- but one day. Being able to sell items framed is much more than just finding a manufacturer. It's also: shipping and packaging, and storage space (something we have very little of!). However, we have finally found a manufacturer that checks alllllll of our boxes, so, stay tuned friends as framing should begin early 2022. 


 Still have questions? Send us an email at -- we're happy to help!



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