5 Reasons Why Custom Framing is Totally Worth It
Just a few minutes of browsing gallery walls on Pinterest and Instagram can have anyone keen to recreate this designer decor. However, if you just have a couple unique pieces, creating a beautiful display of framed art in your own home is easier than you’d think. The first step is getting out of the picture frame aisle of your local big box store. The lack of sizing and finish options will get you no closer to that designer look. Our custom framers at FastFrame have all the answers when it comes to creating an enviable wall of frames.
1. Protect Your Art from the Environment … and Yourself!
Do it yourself projects are fun, but novice framing methods can ruin your pieces. Professional picture framing experts use tools and techniques that ensure high-quality results. If you’re framing a one-of-a-kind piece of art or precious family photo, you want to make sure those memories last for as long as possible. The cheap materials in generic frames can leach naturally occurring acid over time. Conservation glazing and other quality materials from professionals ensure your art, photo or memorabilia is protected from light and other environmental factors.
2. Custom Framed Pieces are Crafted to Perfection
At FastFrame, our expert designers and experienced picture framers handcraft your piece to perfection. Using beautifully crafted mouldings and the highest quality of materials, we ensure that each piece is truly a work of art. Our industry-leading “True Love” Guarantee includes a 30-day guarantee on the design and a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship.
3. Custom Frames are Unique
Working with a custom framer gives you access to many different moulding materials, colors, and finishes that enhance your artwork and photos. Being able to fully customize the mat board lets you add color that will complement the photo or artwork by highlighting accent tones. You can even get layered mat boards that allow you to add a thin line of color to the framed artwork for calling out additional accents.
Adding a gallery wall of custom frames to your home is a great way to show your personality and provides you with the ability to tell a story. You can truly build your own frame to work within your home’s unique aesthetic, or create a size that works with the architectural features of your space that cookie-cutter sizes won’t allow. The abundance of custom color options, from mats to mouldings, allows you to capture nuances of light or texture in the art that might otherwise go unnoticed.
4. Frame Just About Anything!
Framing something like ballet slippers together with old photos is so neat and a unique ability of a custom framer. A custom frame not only shows off the beauty of these objects, but will also protect them from light and dust. When you have any special piece, like a prized vintage record or signed jersey, it is so important that these items are framed properly in order to be preserved for a lifetime.
5. Give the Most Thoughtful of Gifts
Photos (or any memento really!) can be turned into the most personal and meaningful of gifts. Hop on your friend’s Instagram or Facebook page and find a shared memory to turn into something one-of-a-kind. FastFrame can custom build a frame to perfectly fit any photo to cement that special memory. Look through tokens you’ve held on to, such as ticket stubs from the play you both loved or those old wristbands from a music fest. Your friend, partner or loved one surely could not imagine a more thoughtful gift and will love the trip down memory lane.
Now that you know the power of custom framing, you’re ready to transform your artwork and decorate your home like a pro! Be sure to stop by a FastFrame store for all your custom-framing needs!