Our team here at Frameworks Gallery and Frame Design wants to help you display your personal art collection and family photos in the best possible light, and the most effective way to do that is to invest in custom frames from a frame shop. If you’ve never been to a frame shop before, it can be difficult to know whether you are receiving good service or whether the framers can produce high-quality results. In this article, we’ll go over some qualities you should look for when selecting a frame shop.
- Experience- One quality you should definitely look for in a frame shop is experience. Frame design is its own art form that takes time to master, so you want someone who’s been working in the field for at least a couple of years. Don’t be afraid to ask the designers how long they’ve been in the business before you commit to them.
- Design Quality- Another thing to check out when visiting a frame store is quality design. Look around at the frames they have on display—how well do the frame, mat, and art piece work together? How much variation can you see in the design choices? If you see only straight frame jobs (no mats) or all the designs seem generic, we at Frameworks Gallery and Frame Design recommend continuing your search elsewhere.
- Selection- When choosing a frame shop, you should also take the time to look at their selection of frame samples. How many options do they offer? Does any particular style seem over-represented, or will you have a good chance of finding something to match any type of décor? Here at Frameworks Gallery and Frame Design, we offer an extensive selection of different frame options so that everyone can find what they’re looking for. We’re also happy to show you any frame sample you want a closer look at so that you can see whether it will complement the rest of your design scheme.