Picture Framing - The Complete Guide

Picture Framing - The Complete Guide

Ever wondered about the different choices when it comes to framing a picture?

If you're often overwhelmed with the different parts to a frame and making a choice, never fear - you've come to the right place. Our team of experts here at Abstract House share all there is to know about the different choices when it comes to buying a picture frame, so you can make the right decision and find the perfect frame for your picture.

Bookmark this free guide now, so you can refer back to it when browsing styles, colours and profiles of frames for your picture.

Here's a taster of what you'll find out.

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Mounts For Photo Frames

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What Is A Mount?

A mount is described as the inner border inside a frame which sits behind the glass, and holds the artwork inside the backing. Often timelessly displayed in white, picture mounts are really important in achieving the overall look set for a space, whether it be by the homeowner, renter or interior designer.

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Mounts are an important choice in the overall appearance of your fine art print or photograph. Adding a mount to your frame will add a timeless elegance to your frame, and it can enable you to opt for a larger overall frame size, if preferred. 

In fact, it's trendy to have a wide, oversized border with a much smaller picture, pairing frames together to create different styles to add a statement to your interior.

After Studio McGee posted their stylish living room renovation, our 70 x 70 cm Square Frame with a window mount to fit 20 cm square pictures began flying off the shelves. 

Can You Mount All Types Of Pictures?

While the type and material of picture does matter and needs to be considered, you can generally speaking mount any type of picture or painting.

This includes the following styles of art:

  • Oil Painting
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Watercolour Painting
  • Mixed Media Painting
  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Collage Art
  • Fine Art Print

What Colour Mounts Are There?

At Abstract House, we have access to a vast collection of mounts in over 500 colours. For a truly luxurious finish, we offer the added option to double mount with a dual colour insert, meaning the number of bespoke colour options are truly infinite. 

Photo Frame Sizes

There are various sizes you can choose from. If you are looking to create an impactful look, option for large picture frames. This a1 photo frame is ideal for large posters.

Alternatively, go for an A2 poster frame that would tie the room together without filling the wall to let the abstract pictures balance the space.

Discover more popular sizes and find the perfect one for your posters in our frame sizes guide.

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