Framing your Wall Charts - A Quick Size Guide

Posted by Rebecca Holland on

This blog post covers another FAQ - what frames are best to display wall art purchased from my shop. 

When designing my wall charts, framing is always in my mind. I aim to create a very easy and economical framing experience for customers, as I know this is something that concerns people when purchasing art online. 

Wall Art Frame sizes

All my wall art prints come in standard Australian 'A' sizes. Although not possible with all of the charts, most of the charts and illustrations are designed to keep all the important details contained within IKEA frame sizes, to make framing worldwide easy and flexible. This means that although the image goes to the edge of the page, and can be easily framed in A frame sizes, nothing important will be cut off by framing it in a slightly smaller frame (the IKEA frame sizes are always a bit smaller). 

With A4 and A3 sized prints, the IKEA / international frames are similar in size, but when it comes to the larger A2 wall charts, it is quite different, and for this reason, some of the A2 posters can't accommodate this flexible option. The alphabet chart in particular needs a true A2 frame, as does my latest illustration, 'the layers of the earth and atmosphere' and my soon-to-be-released world map. budget-friendly A2 sized frames can be purchased at Kmart, eBay, or by doing a google search for A2 frames. Below is a comparison diagram between the A sizes and IKEA or international sizes. 

Wall Art Framing diagram

If you already have a frame, I am always happy to customise something to that size, so if you're worried, don't hesitate to get in touch. 

I always recommend finding a frame after receiving the print, but I hope this quick guide will make pre-purchasing a frame easier.