Bespoke picture frames are amazing objects. There are lots of reasons that they are worth the investment (and we will take a look at those soon). Listing out the specifications of your frame can be difficult, though. We are going to take a look at the key questions to ask yourself to choose the perfect bespoke frame.
Why Bespoke Frames Are So Great
Before we dive into how to choose a bespoke frame, we are going to see exactly why bespoke frames remain so popular today.
Protect your valuable items
One of the main reasons to invest in a bespoke frame is to protect an item that is very important to you. Photos, paintings and other similar items are very delicate and they can quickly become damaged if they are kept outside of a frame.
Those items can become bent, torn, ripped and even more. A bespoke frame gives you the power to create a perfect environment to care for your important items. These frames protect your items from physical damage and even protect them against harmful UV rays that can slowly degrade your item.
Show your personality
Bespoke frames aren’t just tough and durable – they also give you a beautiful way to make your precious items shine while displaying your personality. You can configure a bespoke frame however you like and make sure it fits with your tastes.
You have total control over things like the material, the colour, the size and much more. This elevates your bespoke frame to become part of the art itself and really make your home shine. Bare walls rarely look nice – you can transform them with the perfect bespoke frame.
Get a perfect fit
Off-the-shelf frames are great in some situations, but they aren’t really appropriate for your special items. Those items are often of a very poor quality and they don’t offer your items the protection that they need. They are easily damaged and they don’t achieve the best look, either.
A bespoke frame helps you to elevate the status of your important items and give them the unfaltering protection that they need. You can rest easy with a bespoke frame and relish the fact your special items are safe.
The Most Important Questions When Choosing a Bespoke Frame
Now that we understand why bespoke frames are better than off-the-shelf options, let’s take a closer look at the questions you should ask to find the best bespoke frame.
What do I want to put in my bespoke frame?
First things first, it’s important that you think about exactly what you want to put in your bespoke frame. You should have a good idea of the object that you want to frame and understand its key qualities like:
- The size
- The look and feel
- The material
- The age
You will want to think about these factors and shape your bespoke frame around them to get the best results over a long period of time.
Should I choose a regular or shadow box bespoke frame?
Now that you understand what item you would like to frame, you can answer the first big question: will you choose a regular or a shadow box frame?
Regular frames are those that we are all used to – a normal flat frame that can house a 2D object. If you would like to frame a 3D object (like a sports jersey for example) then you will want to go for a shadow box frame. This option offers you a layer of depth that makes it possible to frame physical objects.
This is a great option and it means that you can get really creative. There are a huge range of physical objects that people decide to frame and add a unique twist to their home.
If you are looking for some shadow box frame inspiration, be sure to check out this blog post on unique subjects to put in your bespoke frame.
What shape do I want my bespoke frame to be?
Now that you have an idea about what is going to be put into your frame and what type of frame you need, it’s time to think about the actual shape of the frame.
Bespoke frames are so fun and so striking because it’s possible to adjust the shape of your frame according to your needs. You can decide to use an oval shape for example – or anything else! Your imagination is your limit if you work with the right bespoke frame provider.
You could think about how the shape of the frame will play off the subject within it. Some people manage to create some really unique and striking looks for their home using this technique.
Where should I hang my bespoke frame?
Equipped with an idea of how your frame is going to look and the shape that it’s going to take on, it’s time to think about exactly where the frame is going to be found.
This is an important decision to make because it can help you to ensure your subject will get the appropriate light. It will also help you to find out where just “feels” right for your frame.
When you know where you are going to hang the frame, it also helps you to answer other important questions like whether you will need to add additional lighting and what colour you would like the frame to be.
Do I need an acrylic or glass bespoke front?
Another important decision is choosing between an acrylic or glass front for your frame. There are pros and cons to each, so it’s important that you think carefully about this decision.
Essentially, glass is heavier and can suffer from glare but it offers a classic look and isn’t prone to scratching like acrylic. On the other hand, acrylic is safer, lighter and offers superior protection against UV rays.
If you want to dive deeper into this subject, be sure to read our post on the pros and cons between acrylic and glass frames.
Commission Your Bespoke Frame
We hope that this piece has helped you to answer the key questions when choosing a bespoke picture frame. As you can see, there’s a lot to think about! If you need any help at all, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. It will be our pleasure to offer you the help that you need!