Affordable Oversized Mat Frames


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photo by me from the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

What do all of the images above have in common? Well, they all have some awesome art going on, but to get more specific, they all feature a piece of artwork framed with an oversized mat. This can be a really cool effect that adds a dramatic, modern look, and allows your artwork to really stand out…especially if it’s a tiny piece. Since custom framing with a big mat (and therefore a big frame) can get pricy, here are a few great, budget-friendly options that can help you get the oversized mat look:


Pottery Barn Wood Gallery Oversized Mat Frames – comes in white, black, rustic wood, and espresso stain.


CB2 Brass Picture Frame – holds a 5×7 picture.


West Elm Polished Brass Gallery Frame – this holds a 4×6 picture, but comes in a variety of different sizes and different mat sizes. Also available in Polished Nickel.


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  1. Dorothy wrote:

    Great practical ideas to get this wonderful custom and unique look. thanks!!!

    Published 6.18.15 · Reply