What Is the Best Way to Frame a Canvas Painting?


There’s something beautiful about having art in your home. It helps you to celebrate your own idea of beauty while expressing yourself through our tastes and aesthetics.

Framing a canvas painting is a tough task that requires professional attention, though. Stretching and installing the canvas safely protects the artwork and ensures that the piece is not harmed as time passes.

Of course, some people decide not to frame their canvases and this has a striking effect when used well. If you would like to frame the piece, however, you will want to ensure that it is done by a professional and that you choose the frame that is right for the piece.

To help you pick the best picture frames for canvas art, here’s a look at the considerations that you should make.


The Subject of the Piece

Of course, the piece itself should be the focal point of attention. The frame that you choose can support or contrast with the subject of the piece, however, in order to create a deeper meaning. If you’re framing a canvas landscape painting, for example, perhaps you will want to go with a wooden frame that complements the elements found within the scene.

Another interesting option, though, would be to create contrast between the landscape within the painting and a brass frame that more elegantly creates a division between the painting and the environment that it is within.

Carefully studying the painting can help to guide a series of decisions that you make to give your canvas piece the frame that it deserves. If you would like to discuss any of these options with us, we would be happy to share our experience!

You can also do some research online to see what people go with most commonly and whether you would like to follow suit or break the mould.


Where the Piece Will Hang

Another key consideration to make when choosing picture frames for canvas art is where the piece is going to eventually be hung.

If it is going to be a centrepiece in your home, you’ll perhaps want to give it a bold frame that is worthy of the position. If it’s going to be a smaller piece, maybe this will affect the frame that you choose.

The immediate environment is also important – what is the wall going to look like? Will its colours complement the piece, or will you need to use a bold frame to separate it from its surroundings? WIll there be ample light or will a special spotlight work best?

Imagining exactly how the piece is going to look with a certain context is a great way to get the most from your frame. Again, research can help you here and you’ll be able to balance the piece itself, the frame and its environment to produce a very powerful look.


The Frame Material You Will Use

Another important consideration to make is the material of the frame. Wooden frames can give a more natural look at this could work according to the materials that have been used on the canvas and the subject.

Metal frames are also very durable and when built well, they can last you for many years and help you to make your canvas piece stand out from the crowd. A lot of your decision will be based upon personal preference, but there are practical elements to consider too.


The Personal Touch You Will Give

A piece of art is entirely unique, and it deserves to be celebrated with a unique frame that complements the piece. Store-bought frames can be poorer in quality and they won’t have been made to fit the subject of your piece.

If you are looking to celebrate the piece as intensely as possible, then we suggest that you investigate the world of bespoke framing. You can work alongside experts to help produce a wonderful frame that was made specifically for your piece.


The Team You Work With

Framing your canvas piece properly can protect it for many years to come. This is why it’s important that you choose to work with a team that you can trust to handle your piece responsibly and professionally.

The right team of experts will be able to provide you with their expertise and insight that can help you make the right decisions. While glass isn’t traditionally used with canvas depending on the materials used for the piece, this can vary. Special perspex can also help to protect your piece from the harmful effects of UV light.


Contact Us Today

If you are looking for the perfect bespoke frame for your piece, we can handle your needs. We have worked with hundreds of happy customers who have gotten the perfect frame. We are happy to answer your questions and talk about your project further – feel free to get in touch with us!