Picture Frame Mouldings

Picture framing is an ancient practice dating back to the Egyptians. Paintings were hung on walls using wooden pegs. Today picture framing is far more sophisticated, as materials such as wood, metal, plastic and glass have been developed for making picture frame mouldings.

What is Picture Frame Moulding?

Picture frame moulding is the decorative piece that constitutes the outside edge of a frame around a picture, photograph, artwork or even a mirror. It comes in a variety of sizes, shapes and styles.

Decorative picture frame above in loungeWhy we recommend wooden frame mouldings

We at M&N Supplies, recommend and only stock wooden frames because they are durable, long-lasting and easy to maintain. Conversely, plastic frames can be easily marked for instance and can get dull or crack over time.

Our Decorative Mouldings are available in a wide selection of colours, styles and finishes. These are mostly made from pine mouldings because they are easy to shape and cut.

Room with Australian raw timber moulding frameAustralian wood mouldings

We also specialise in Australian Raw Timber Mouldings. These are hand-selected from ‘A’ grade quality timbers of Victorian Ash / Oak and Blackwood, and are sourced from certified timber suppliers. Our native Australian raw mouldings are kiln-dried for maximum strength and durability.

How to choose a style of frame moulding

Every moulding has its own unique impact on the ambience of your environment. To determine what kind of moulding would suit your decor and pictures, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Style – Some people love the look of mouldings that have intricate detail. Others prefer simple mouldings that don’t distract from their artwork.

Generally, if a picture is mounted on a board, then the mount itself is a frame, so a simple thin moulding is adequate. If the picture is an oil or acrylic painting that extends to the frame edges, then a heavier frame would be a better visual balance.

Finish – You should also think about the finish on the moulding. Do you want a matte or glossy finish? A thick glossy frame would draw more attention to itself. Raw timber mouldings are increasingly popular and contemporary. A painted finish is another option.

Colour – If you’d like to match your frame to your décor, then you’ll probably want to recommend a colour that matches your home’s look and feel. For example, if you live in an old house, you might choose dark brown or black wood moulding. Or, if you live in a modern home, you might go for something lighter and brighter.

Also, consider how the frame complements your picture – a popular option is to match the frame colour to that of a dominant element in the picture. A contrasting colour makes a bold statement that draws attention. Alternatively, if you are unsure, a neutral colour is a safe option. A white frame is clean and timeless, a black frame will make a strong well-defined border around a multi-coloured picture, and a grey frame is the safest choice, that will work with any type of picture.

Free picture frame moulding samples

Be sure to check our range of picture frame mouldings for sale online. Small, narrow moulding packs usually contain 4 sticks or measure about 10 metres. Larger, wider mouldings are sold in packs of 2 sticks or measure about 5 metres.

Enquire about our free corner picture frame moulding samples, when you set up an account with us.