Five reasons why you should custom frame your artwork

Choosing the right frame for your art can be a little daunting for those that don’t know where to start, particularly if you have purchased a piece of artwork that you intend on appreciating for years to come. Many people don’t realise the benefits of custom framing, including how it can enhance the artwork you have chosen, as well as making sure the artwork is protected in the long term. We have brought together some points to consider the benefits of custom framing to make sure you get the most out of your investment.


  1. Add your own personal touch

Choosing a piece of art that reflects your personality as well as suiting your home can be a little overwhelming. Custom framing allows you to add your own personal touch to make sure the artwork is presented in the best way, as well as complementing your current décor. Be sure you choose a frame that does not detract from the artwork itself, and instead enhances or complements the artwork.


Personal touch - THE SPACE gallery 

  1. Make it last

To appreciate the time, thought and effort put into a piece of art, you should show appreciation for the art by choosing a custom frame that best suits the medium. This will ensure that the artwork you have invested in keeps intensity over time by limiting yellowing, fading or degrading, as well as extending the intensity of the piece that drew your interest in the first place.

Finished look THE SPACE gallery

Artwork featuring ‘Three beauties Of The Bush’ by Nadine Saacks


  1. Achieve a finished look

Choosing the right custom frame can add the finishing touch to the artwork to make sure you present the artwork at its best by complimenting and highlighting the elements that the creator may have had in mind in the first place. Adding a frame can make the artwork appear more complete, as well as enhancing the overall look of the piece. 

Louisa Seton - Art of Africa at THE SPACE gallery 

Artworks featuring artworks by Louisa Seton

  1. Add dimension

You have the opportunity to showcase your treasured artwork in a way that will bring about the best aspects of the piece so that others can appreciate the reasons why you were drawn to the artwork in the first place. There are several options available to enhance and add interest to your chosen pieces, which an experienced artist will be able to advise you on the best options to suit your purchase.

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  1. Consider using a mat board

Adding a mat board as an element in your custom frame is not only aesthetically pleasing, it will also help to preserve your chosen piece by providing a gap between the glass and the artwork that will help preserve the piece by offering a buffer between the glass and the art. A mat board can also accent your chosen piece by choosing a colour that can heighten the intensity of the artwork, as well as enhancing elements of the piece that appeal to you. The colour you choose can dramatically change the perspective as the artwork, as well as influence how the piece interacts with the surrounding décor.

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THE SPACE gallery can offer you the best options to frame your chosen artwork based on your individual needs, as well as considering the best way to display the piece you have chosen. If you have any further questions please phone us on 0423 55 88 44 or email

Article by Alisa Souter for THE SPACE gallery

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