How To Frame Botanical Prints

Creative Ways to Showcase Botanical Prints

Botanical prints, with their intricate details and natural beauty, can add elegance or warmth to any room. 

In this post, we'll help you learn how to frame botanical prints in a way that enhances the print and your space. Framing your prints not only protects them but also enhances their beauty. So let's explore various framing techniques and considerations to help you showcase your botanical prints in the best possible way.


How To Frame Botanical Prints


Best Type of Frame for Botanical Prints

Opt for simple, understated frames to let the beauty of the print shine.

Classic wooden frames in natural tones or subtle metallic frames in gold or silver can complement the organic nature of botanical prints. The key is to choose a frame that doesn't overpower the delicate nature of the artwork.

Choosing a Mat for Botanical Prints

A mat serves to highlight the print, draw in the eye towards the art, and provide space between the art and the frame to protect the botanical print

White or off-white mats are classic choices that work well with most botanical prints. Consider the colour and style of the print when selecting a mat. A coloured mat can bring out a particular hue in the artwork while a neutral mat will add space and draw the eye inwards toward the art. 

Botanical Prints Frame

Blue Botanical Prints by June Hunter


Steps to Framing a Botanical Print at Home

  1. Measure Your Print: Know the dimensions to choose the right frame and mat size.
  2. Select Frame and Mat: Based on the style and colour scheme of your print.
  3. Clean the Glass or Acrylic: Ensure it's free of dust and fingerprints.
  4. Mount the Print: Use archival tape to attach the print to the mat.
  5. Assemble the Frame: Place the matted print in the frame and secure the backing.

Glass vs. Acrylic for Framing

Glass offers clarity and is scratch-resistant but can be heavy and breakable.

Acrylic is lighter and shatterproof, making it a safer option. However, it can scratch more easily than glass.

Botanical Frame
Blue Botanical Prints by June Hunter


Protecting Botanical Prints from Fading

To protect your prints from fading:

  • Use UV-protected glass or acrylic in your frame.
  • Avoid hanging the print in direct sunlight if the print is very expensive.
  • Consider using archival-quality prints which are more resistant to fading.

Importance of Archival Materials in Framing

Archival materials are designed to protect artwork from deterioration. 

This includes acid-free mats and backing, as well as UV-protected glass or acrylic. Using these materials helps ensure that your botanical prints remain vibrant and undamaged over time.

Framing botanical prints is a wonderful way to preserve and display their beauty. 

By choosing the right frame, mat, and materials, you can enhance the look of your prints and ensure they remain a cherished part of your home for years to come.

Remember, the framing process is not just about protection; it’s about creating a visual dialogue between the art and its surroundings.

Check Out June Hunter's Beautiful Fine Art Prints

Check out June Hunter’s collection of crow, raven, garden bird and blue botanical prints which will add a vibrant touch of nature to your home.

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This article was written by Colette Nichol based on an interview with crow and raven photographer and nature enthusiast June Hunter. Our aim with these articles is to bring interesting bird facts, nature-inspired home décor info, and framing tips to more online readers while also highlighting June Hunter's photography and designs. To read June Hunter's popular blog the Urban Nature Enthusiast, where she shares stories about crows and ravens, please click HERE.

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