Should you use a mat when deciding to frame your art or photos? This is one of our most frequently asked questions and though there isn’t a yes or no answer there are things to consider when making your choice.

The size of your piece of art

A small piece of art or photo can pop when framed using a mat. When the art is bright and colorful, pairing with a white mat helps bring the eye to the art while balancing a clean look. On the other side, a large photograph without a mat looks more like art rather than a photograph.

How will you place the piece

A mix of matted pieces and full bleed framed art can be used to create many looks while small matted pieces can be used to frame a larger piece of art or even a large mirror. Don’t forget sizing of your piece. If you are confined by spacing remember adding a mat will change the size of your final piece of art.

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