Framing Solutions & Decorating Tips

Should you get a framed piece or unframed print?

What sized art would best suit your home?

Tips on finding frames for unframed pieces


Hanging Tip: If you can’t use nails on your wall, 3M Command Hooks are a great option.

Hanging Tip: If you can’t use nails on your wall, 3M Command Hooks are a great option.

Framed or Unframed

You can choose to have your art print sent framed or to be sent unframed (just the print).

FRAMED ART

Customers in Australia have the option of receiving art prints framed by Natalie Ex for a reasonable price. The frames are from IKEA and feature a glass look, plastic front instead of glass. These quality, affordable frames are ready to hang or stand as soon as you receive them. I use them all around my own home too.

UNFRAMED PRINTS

Although framed pieces are available for delivery worldwide, the unframed option is recommended for international customers as postage prices to send frames abroad are pricey.

Finding a frame for your print locally will be easy. Natalie Ex art print sizes are either standard paper size or IKEA frame size. Tips on where to find a frame for your unframed prints can be found below.


Small framed art and pot plants are a winning combo

Small framed art and pot plants are a winning combo

Which Size Print or Framed Piece

Natalie Ex art prints and framed art pieces come in a wide range of sizes to suit your home decor needs. They are designed to work together so that you can mix and match as you please.

Smaller sizes

  • A4 size (20cm x 29.7cm)

  • 23cm x 23cm

Smaller sizes are perfect to display standing instead of hanging! Stand amongst plants and books on a shelf, or on a bedside table or work desk. If you are looking for the perfect wall to hang a smaller sized piece by itself, I recommend choosing a cosy spot like the end of the hallway, or by the front door. You can decorate a larger wall by combining a few smaller pieces to arrange in a grid, line, or scatter around feature pieces.

 
From left to right: 50cm x 70cm framed art, A3 framed art and A4 framed art

From left to right: 50cm x 70cm framed art, A3 framed art and A4 framed art

MEDIUM SIZES

  • A3 size (29.7cm x 42cm)

  • 50cm x 50cm

These sizes are big enough to make a statement, but in a subtle way.

LARGEr SIZEs

  • 50cm x 70cm

  • A1 size (59.4cm x 84.1cm)

  • 61cm x 91cm

  • A0 size (84.1cm x 119cm)

Do you have a large space that is bare and lacking character? Choose a large sized feature piece! It will instantly give your home or apartment a modern update.


From left to right: 50cm x 70cm framed art, A3 framed art and A4 framed art

From left to right: 50cm x 70cm framed art, A3 framed art and A4 framed art

Find a Frame for Unframed Prints

STANDARD PAPER SIZEd frames

Use art, photo, certificate or poster frames. These are readily available in standard paper sizes at many stores worldwide. Here are some options for where to find frames for your A4, A3, A1 or A0 art prints:

  • Homeware stores

  • Stationary stores

  • Art framing or picture framing stores

  • Target, K-Mart or your local equivalent

  • Online (Amazon, Ebay, Etsy etc)

IKEA

If you have access to an IKEA store and IKEA frames, choose one of the following sized art prints for a perfect fit:

  • 23cm x 23cm or 50cm x 50cm

  • A4 size (29.7 x 42cm)

  • A3 size (can be trimmed to fit a 30cm x 40cm frame)

  • 50cm x 70cm

  • 61cm x 91cm

 
Astrology framed art print in 50 x 70cm frame

Astrology framed art print in 50 x 70cm frame

CUSTOM FRAMING

Getting your new art print framed by a custom framer is a beautiful investment. You can frame a print of any size, exactly how you like.

The framing professional at your local art framing store will have recommendations for you, but here are a few bonus tips:

  • Natalie Ex pieces look great with or without a mat (white cardboard with window that sits inside the frame). If choosing to add a mat, make sure the cardboard’s tone of white matches the tone of the art print’s paper

  • I often recommend thin black or white frames for a modern look that suits my drawing style. Black brings the eye in, white is light and bright. Both excellent choices!

  • Wooden frames add a lovely warm, homely feel

  • Most frames will work well with Natalie Ex art so choose a frame that matches your home’s interior. If in doubt, take a photo of the room you plan to have the art in to the framers so they can make recommendations

  • Trust your gut, if you like a frame and think it will match your decor, it will work a treat!