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To Frame or Not to Frame

Many have asked this question and I believe it floats around your head when you are considering getting an art piece for your home - Are frames really necessary for the art piece I am getting? To be very honest, there are no right or wrong answers to this question. It is really up to individual preferences and we will have to look at the type of art piece you are getting to properly advice whether or not a frame is needed.
1. Painting on canvas
Paintings on canvases are generally gallery wrapped and what is gallery wrapping you might ask? Gallery wrapping refers to the canvas being stretched and wrapped, and then tightly secured onto the back of the wooden backing with staples. This type of mounting leaves the sides of the canvas smooth and artists often continue their painting to the sides or leave them neutral with a solid colour. Hence, framing is optional as the sides are usually decorated and it is really up to you if you want to cover or display them. The wooden backings are als…

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