I recently moved from a studio apartment into a one bedroom which means now I have at least twice the space and a lot more wall space to decorate. My boyfriend and I are the music/artsy type and we love to display that.
We also like to do it on a budget. So we bought a number of posters that show everything we love. Art posters tend to have a large border and a lot of information on the artist and the museum that we found distracting so we took them to a custom frame shop for an easy, and fairly cheap, option. The poster frames available are a simple option that works for all posters and the frame shop was able to trim out the distracting border thus making it seem more expensive, not so much like a poster. We can also use the same poster frame for music posters and keep all our frames consistent.
The custom framer professional also brought up the option of adding a mat to make our posters look like art prints and while that did not work our aesthetic, it opens up the options. Think of how many other things can be made to look like a million bucks while using very simple, metal or wood poster frames. All custom frame shops should have a poster framing options, generally thin black frames (but ask, sometimes other color frames are available too) that do not distract and do not overwhelm posters which tend to be busy and colorful enough Acrylic Poster Stand without having to over embellish it with a big, gold frame. Those same poster frames could be used for other things. Photos, actual art prints, certificates, etc, anything can be framed in a simple poster framed and highlighted with a nude, off-white mat and make it look wonderful.
Adding a mat to anything is a simple way of highlight its importance as it is a classical way to frame artwork, thus our mind makes the connection with it. Print small black and white photos of your family and use a black poster frame (wood or metal) and a white mat and present the most important people in your life elegantly. Or have fun with it and put up photos in your kid’s room with color mats with a black metal or wood frame and make it joyful and playful. Use the poster frames to decorate a play room and don’t break your budget. Think about other aspects that are more important in a place for kids: safety. Spend extra money in using plexi-glass or acrylic that is light and doesn’t break if it falls instead of buying expensive frames your kid won’t appreciate. Poster framing is an easy option to keep in mind.
Those are other great advantages of using a custom frame shop, they can offer options as far as matting (most pre-bought frames only have an off-white, ivory-ish mat) and options in glazing (glass, acrylic, non-reflective, 99% UV protective) and you have the opportunity to talk with a professional who will help you make the choice on what sort of mat and glazing will work better for your particular piece. They will explain the differences and make it easier to make decision and help you take a poster frame and make it the perfect option for your poster, photos, or artwork. When you have the options, anything can be a master piece and anyone can make it so with the right help.