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
Framed or Unframed
You can choose to have your art print sent framed or to be sent unframed (just the print).
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.
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.
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.
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.
A3 size (29.7cm x 42cm)
50cm x 50cm
These sizes are big enough to make a statement, but in a subtle way.
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.
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:
Art framing or picture framing stores
Target, K-Mart or your local equivalent
Online (Amazon, Ebay, Etsy etc)
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
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!