Framing Your Chosen Painting

We make 'Floating Frames' for your artwork. 

What are floating frames? 

Ever heard of floating frames, and wondered what they are? If so, you’re not alone; floating frames are relatively new, but have grown quickly in popularity. A floating frame for canvas pictures can give a more chic, contemporary look to your wall art on canvas, as it mimics the look of a gallery artwork. Gallery artworks often use floating frames so that the artwork isn’t touching the frame itself, which can often be delicate. This ensures the artwork is preserved for longer.


So, what is a floating frame?

The definition of a floating frame.

These unique frames are given their name because they give the illusion that your canvas picture is actually “floating” within the frame. (This also suits the style of my painting, with floating flowers and pollen dots!)This is because the picture itself sits away from the frame, instead of the edge of the picture disappearing behind the frame itself. Most floating frames use a wooden frame on the outside, with a slight gap in between the frame and the edge of the canvas picture.


The frame gives definition to the picture itself, and creates visual space around the canvas, so the eye can better appreciate it. If you want that “gallery-style” look, floating frames are your answer. Most floating frames for canvas paintings (or prints) also don’t hide the canvas behind glass; a decided advantage, as the look of the canvas print is often what gives it depth, creating an interesting, textured look. Unlike other frames, floating frames allow you to see all the way to the edge of the artwork so none of your beautiful picture is obscured by the frame. Our frames are handmade (by my wonderful husband!) in black wood, and include fixings for wall hanging. 


To frame or not to frame?

There’s no doubt floating frames look elegant and sophisticated in any home. But how do you decide if your wall art or canvas prints from photos look better with a frame, or without?


Both framed and frameless canvas paintings or prints can look fantastic in any setting, and what you decide to settle with will really depend on personal preference, but there are several reasons you may want to choose a floating frame. For instance:


The background of your canvas matches the wall colours. In this scenario, your beautiful canvas print will blend in with the surrounding wall, instead of “popping” and attracting the eye. A floating frame for canvas prints can be a great way to get around this and create a strong contrast against the surrounding walls.


Most of the artwork in the same room is already framed, so you may want your new piece to sit beside other framed pictures to blend in. Don’t feel that every single frame needs to be the same colour; it doesn’t. That said, we can hand make any floating frame in any wood you prefer. 


However you decide to style your wall art on canvas, floating frames can be a beautiful way to make your favourite canvas paintings stand out and really shine.

Add a black wood floating frame for £150. Please go to the 'Shop' page to add this to your order. 

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