Using Light to Get the Most From Your Bespoke Picture Frame


A bespoke picture frame is a great investment. These quality frames look stunning and help you to preserve and protect your irreplaceable items. To make the right choice, you’ll have to do lots of research and really think about how your frame and subject will come together.

In this post, we are going to take a look at how you can use light – both natural and artificial – to really enhance the look of your bespoke frame and the subject within it!

If you need help some general help when it comes to bespoke framing, be sure to check out these posts:


Why to Choose Bespoke Framing

This piece looks at the benefits of bespoke framing and exactly why it’s the best option if you have a special object that you would like to frame. Read more.


How to Find the Perfect Bespoke Picture Frame

Finding a bespoke picture frame is no easy task, so here’s a closer look at what you should look out for when it comes to choosing the perfect frame. Read more.


How to Find Subjects to Put in a Bespoke Picture Frame

Knowing what to frame is half of the challenge! This post gives you some serious inspiration and shows you how to find subjects. Read more.


Which Materials Are Best For Your Bespoke Picture Frame?

If you are confused about which materials are the best for your bespoke picture frame, read this post that gives you everything you need to know. Read more.


Thinking About Light and Your Frame

Where are you going to hang your bespoke frame? This is an important question to think about, and it will help you to determine what type of light you are going to need.

Here’s a closer look at the factors you’ll want to consider when thinking about the way light will affect your bespoke frame and its subject.



First things first, you’ll want to think about where your frame is going to be located and how glare might be an issue. If your frame is going to be in direct sunlight or you’re thinking of using artificial light, you’ll want to invest properly in a high-quality acrylic cover. This will help to reduce glare and the impact of UV light.



The next thing to consider is just how much light you want the piece to receive. Does it makes sense to have lots of light given the subject? You may find that the type of piece will play a role in determining how much light you want to have.



If you are going to use artificial light, you can use LEDs to create a wide range of colours and effects – which would work best? Let’s imagine you have a beautiful vintage movie poster that is predominantly red – a red LED backlight could be an awesome choice that helps to enhance the impact of your piece.



How exactly will the light interact with your piece? Does it make sense and will it help to expose more details and add a touch of class, perhaps? Think about the way that some museums and galleries use elegant overhead lamps to add light as a great example.


Great Lighting Examples for Bespoke Picture Frames

Are you feeling inspired and ready to look at some amazing examples of how to add a backlight to a picture frame?


A Modern LED Look

This option shows how LED lights can be used in an elegant way to create an attractive and creative modern look. The gentle yellow light fits with any environment and really helps to set a relaxed and classy tone.

If you are going for a minimalist look, this can be a great option. Black and white photographs will look stunning under this light too – it’s a great option for any room in your home!


A Classic Gallery Feel

These overhead lights are a great way to place a lot of focus on your piece and encourage some rigorous thinking about it.

The light hits the piece quite closely, helping to diffuse light throughout the room and create some nice warm feelings. It also adds a touch of class to any room in your home and these lights can also be very easy to install.


A Backlight to Draw Attention

It is also relatively easy to purchase LED strips that can be used to provide a backlight to your piece. This helps you to have the piece standout from its immediate background. It can create some dramatic effects and really fit with whatever mood you’re going for.

Many of the LED strips that you purchase can be customised over time, changing colours to create some really interesting looks.


Part of the Art

Some people like to even incorporate a lightbulb into some of their pieces to create a really dramatic effect and add the finishing touches to their art.

This option, for example, works because there is a lightbulb behind the piece itself. Paired with particular subjects, this can be a really breathtaking way to add some intrigue and depth to your bespoke frame. This can be difficult to engineer in a way that is safe and effective, though, so you’ve got to make sure that you work with professionals that you can trust.


Light Up Your Frame With Us

Are you ready to invest in a beautiful bespoke frame that will help you to preserve and present your art and items? Be sure to get in touch with us today – it will be our pleasure to give you advice and help you incorporate light into your bespoke picture frame.

We have many years of experience and our talented team members relish the opportunity to help our customers create beautiful frames that bring them joy. Contact us today to discuss your idea.