How to Commission a Bespoke Picture Frame


Bespoke frames are amazing for a variety of reasons. They can add lots of character to your home and help to give your precious items the protection that they deserve. They’re also strong items that will last for many years to come – the perfect way to present the things that you love the most in your life.

It can be difficult to commission a bespoke picture frame, though. There are lots of factors that you need to take into consideration to make sure you get the best option. In this post, we will take a look at how to commission a bespoke picture frame.

We will go through how to choose the right frame in terms of materials, how to articulate those needs and how to choose the best bespoke framing provider.


How to Choose the Right Bespoke Picture Frame

First things first, you’re going to want to make some key choices about your bespoke picture frame. You’ll want to make decisions about the following factors:



You’re going to want to make the right choices when it comes to which materials are the best for your bespoke frame.

You’ll want to choose between metal/wood, acrylic/glass and much more. Be sure to read our guide if you would like to dig deeper into how to choose the right materials for your bespoke picture frame.



Of course, you’ll have to make a decision when it comes to the size of your frame. You can choose the size by thinking carefully about what you are going to frame and where it is going to be hung. You’ll also want to think about the look that you’re going for.

Thinking about those factors will help you to identify the frame that you’re going to need.



What are you hoping to convey with your bespoke picture frame? There are lots of different looks that you can use depending on the subject that you’re going to frame. If you want some inspiration, check out our helpful guides:

If you have something particularly special that you would like to frame, be sure to get in touch with us today and it will be our pleasure to lend our experience.



You should make sure that you make the right choice when it comes to the colour of your frame. Colour is one of the first things that the eye picks up, so you should choose a colour that you’re happy with.

If you really want to go the extra mile, so some research on colour theory so that you can find the colour that you’ve been looking for.


How to Articulate Your Needs

Now that you have made those decisions, it’s a question of sharing them with a provider. If you’re going to articulate your needs properly, you’ve got to go into the process with a plan.


Share your decisions

First things first, you should be sure to note down all of the decisions that you made above. This will help you to present them to your provider once you have made your choice. Those decisions will help to shape the conversation and give you a great starting point.


Use references

Have you found a frame that you like the look of? You should be sure to save the picture and keep it as a reference. Those images can be useful when it comes to talking with your provider and giving them an idea of what you’re looking for.


Find the right provider

You should make sure to find a provider who can listen to your needs and approach your project with a spirit of collaboration. Your provider should be polite and patient while bringing their experience to the board to help you identify your needs.


How to Find the Right Provider

Finding the right provider sounds like a simple task, but you’ve got to make sure that they tick all the right boxes to help you get the best bespoke frame. Here’s a closer look at those factors and how they affect the experience you’ll have. 



The first factor you should pay attention to is the proximity of your provider. You will want to work with a provider who is close enough that you can pop into their store and discuss your ideas with them.

Here at Frame Set and Match, we have two locations in London and we love for our customers to drop in for a chat whenever they like. Please feel free to come to our store today and discuss your project with us!



It is also very important that your bespoke frame provider has the appropriate experience. They must have achieved proven results over the years and created some robust bespoke frames that still survive to this day.

You shouldn’t hesitate to ask your provider if you can see some examples. They should be able to show you some amazing pictures and even some physical samples if you’re in their store. This can give you a good indication as to what you can expect.



It’s also important that you find a provider who is capable of delivering on your specific needs. Different providers have different capabilities – you might find that some are specialists when it comes to working with wood, for instance, while others might prefer metal.

You should pay attention to the previous work that your specialists have performed. This will help you to get a good idea of whether or not they can create the piece that you’re looking for.


Shop with Frame Set and Match Today

Are you ready to commision your bespoke frame with Frame Set and Match? Be sure to get in touch with us today and it will be our pleasure to help you identify your needs.

We have many years of experience working with customers from across London and beyond. Over that time, we have created countless bespoke frames according to the specifications of our customers – it will be our pleasure to use that experience to help you get the bespoke frame that you’ve always been looking for.