When you visit a frame shop to have something custom framed, they will generally ask you questions about the room where the piece will hang. You can reduce your time at the shop by figuring a few things out before you leave home. They will typically ask the colors and style of the room.
You can take things a step further by bringing a few photos, even on your phone, showing different views of the room where the new framing will hang. This will give your framer a clearer picture of your personal style so he/she can help you choose the best frame design for your specific circumstances.
Finally, it is helpful to provide the approximate size of your room, especially the wall where the framed piece will hang. Let your framer know the ceiling height, if it isn't standard. With matted pieces, they may be able to adjust proportions a bit to help the completed pieces realte to the room better.
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