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Did you know that interior design can have a beneficial effect on your mood? After all, most of us love to decorate our own space.

One of the most common ways to do so is by setting up posters. However, it can be difficult to choose the right size poster frame. There are many different poster sizes to choose from, and using the wrong poster frames is something you will want to avoid.

We've put together a brief guide that details everything you need to know. Let's get started.

So, What Size Frame Do I Need?

As you might guess, the size of the frame you need will depend on the size of your art. However, the frame should not be an exact match for your artwork. For instance, let's assume you have a poster that is 10" x 12".

You would actually need a frame that is a bit larger, which in this case would be 12" x 14". This will help ensure that you do not damage the integrity of the artwork. It will also prevent the frame from obscuring your artwork.

After all, the whole purpose of showcasing art is to fully enjoy it.

How Should I Frame the Poster?

It may seem tedious (or even intimidating) at first to try and figure out the perfect size for your art.

The good news is that it's possible to calculate this online. To get started, you simply need to measure your poster. Afterward, you can take a picture of your poster and upload it to our website.

You'll then be able to choose the frame that you like best.

Afterward, we will provide you with prepaid packaging that you can use to ship your poster to us. Once we receive it, we will frame it and send it back to you.

When you get your framed poster, it will be ready to hang on your wall. If this process seems overwhelming, feel free to get in touch with one of our team members to see how we can help. They will be able to guide you through the process and ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

They will also be able to answer any questions that you have.

We take extra care with each package that we receive from our customers. Preserving the integrity of your artwork is our top priority and we have policies in place to ensure that there are no complications.

This is something to keep in mind, as it can often feel daunting to mail artwork that is worth a lot of money, has sentimental value, etc.

What About Large Posters?

Large posters are anything that is over 32 inches on its longest side. Most large posters are 27" x 40", so there is a chance that yours is this exact size. We have no trouble framing large artwork, so don't worry about being unable to find the appropriate frame.

If you happen to have an unusually large poster, you may need to reach out to a member of our team to see how we can accommodate your artwork. We will then work with you to come up with the best solution for your situation.

How Large Are Standard Posters?

You will generally find standard posters on subway platforms, concerts, stores, etc. These are the most common types of posters, and these are often the ones that people want to frame.

There are two primary sizes of standard posters: 16" x 24" and 18" x 24". However, it's not uncommon for people to have 13" x 18" or 16" x 20". The most important thing to note is that a standard poster has a short side that is no shorter than 12 inches and a long side that is no longer than 24 inches.

As you might guess, there is an abundance of different frame options available for standard posters due to how common they are. So, you shouldn't have any issues finding the one that's perfect for you. Keep this in mind when moving forward.

Can Small Posters Be Framed?

A small poster is one that has a long side of 12 inches or less. However, the bare minimum for small posters is 5" x 7".

Anything smaller than this would be more akin to a card rather than a poster. The good news is that there won't be any issues when it comes to framing a small poster.

How Can I Use the Online Framing Service?

Before you get started, take a moment to glance over these quick instructions.

Upload a picture of your poster in the "Your Photos" section of our website.

  • Select the type of paper you would like
  • Choose the size and mounting for your poster
  • Choose your desired frame
  • Choose the type of matting you want (this step is optional)
  • Choose your glazing, review your order
  • If necessary, use the "Frame Preview" feature to get a better idea of what it will look like

You can then add the poster to your cart and place your order. Afterward, we will get to work!

Choosing the Right Poster Frame Is Easier Than It Seems

Although selecting the right poster frame for your artwork can seem complicated at first, the above guide will help ensure that you can do so quickly and easily. You'll be sure to avoid obstacles that you may have otherwise encountered.

Looking for other ways we can help you out? Feel free to get in touch with us today to see what we can do.