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How to Mix and Match Frame Styles (and Show Clients the Possibilities)

When creating a gallery wall arrangement of Framed Prints with our wide selection of display options, where do you start? With seemingly endless possibilities, we’ll break down some tips on mixing frames or matching them, to help you decide your direction. Whichever your approach, previewing your final display is easy, with Online Ordering.


Mixing Frame Styles

There are ways to mix your mouldings while keeping some cohesion, so the overall display looks intentionally mis-matched. Here are our recommendations:

  • Group similar materials or finishes. Some of our favorite combos include various types of wood grain, or mixed metal grains (see our “More is More” article) that tie together well.

  • Add a mat to each frame, in the same color and width. The negative space that a consistent mat can bring across mixed frames helps unify the collection.

  • Keep uniform sizes or orientations. Whether a row, column, or grid, keeping the same size or orientation across all prints can achieve that gallery wall look and feel.

  • Maintain consistency across your photo selection. Feature images from the same session, or give them a similar style, like black and white.


Matching Frame Styles

Showing the same frame across all prints can tie the collection together, but it can also be beneficial to create visual interest by shaking up one other element of the grouping. Here are a few ideas:

  • Choose a main image to highlight in a larger size. Ranging sizes can provide a focal point drawing the viewer in, and we now offer NEW custom sizes for Framed Prints!

  • Go with the same moulding, but in a different color for each frame. Different images might be complemented by unique tones, but the style will look consistent.

  • Add a variety of mats. With the same outer frame, single and double mats provide color options, ranging window sizes and multiple window configurations.

  • Group an array of images and artwork. Mixing up the subject matter within your matching frames could be a fun way to curate your unique style.


Previewing for Clients

It’s easy to demonstrate Framed Print collections for your clients, Online! With custom Wall Previews, pricing and branding toggles, and NEW custom sizes for Framed Prints, you can show your clients exactly what their final Framed Print arrangement will look like on their own interior wall.


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XSiGHT, Amy Dawnelle, Luke Tyree

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