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Article: What is a Float Framed Canvas and How it Can Enhance Your Home Decor

float framed canvas above a fireplace

What is a Float Framed Canvas and How it Can Enhance Your Home Decor

Are you tired of the traditional stretched canvas prints? Are you looking for something that stands out and offers a modern, minimalist look? If so, you might want to consider a float (or floating) framed canvas.

What is a float framed canvas and how does is differ from canvas?

A float framed canvas is a standard canvas artwork that has been mounted and stretched over an internal frame with a traditional wooden frame added to the outside of the canvas, creating a floating effect. The float frame provides a physical separation between the canvas and the frame and it allows the edges of the canvas to be seen, giving the piece not only a more modern and minimalist look but a very pleasing and magical floating effect. The difference with a standard canvas is that a canvas simply does not have the outer frame attached to it, see image below to show a side by side between a canvas and a floating framed canvas.

canvas vs float framed canvas

How are floating framed canvas prints made?

At Print Panoramics, we produce float framed canvases that are printed using a 12-colour giclée printer, and the canvas material is a fine art-grade cotton. The internal frames that the canvas is stretched over are made of 38mm European kiln-dried knotless pine, which are strong and straight. The outer float frame is a traditional wooden frame that is expertly put together by our experienced Guild recognised framers.

panoramic float framed canvas 

The float framed canvas is suitable for a wide range of images, including panoramic shots taken with a DSLR camera or your mobile device. They are also perfect for stunning landscape and portrait shots but what sets it apart is a beautiful piece of abstract artwork. If you're after something that really stands out and offers a talking point, then a float framed canvas is it.

In addition to the aesthetic benefits, the float framed canvas also provides a protective barrier between the canvas and the frame, helping to preserve the artwork on canvas for a longer period of time. We offer 6 outer frame colours: black, white, brown, natural, antique gold, and antique silver. And with our 100+ year colour promise, you can be sure that your canvas will retain its vibrant colours for years to come.

5 Ways to display a float framed canvas

Now, let's talk about how to display float framed canvases. Here are 5 examples of how you can show off your float framed canvas:

  1. The focal point of your living room. Hang your float framed canvas above your fireplace or sofa. The modern look of the float frame will complement any room decor and create a focal point for your guests to admire.

  2. The grand entrance. Make a statement in your entryway by hanging a large float framed canvas. This will be the first thing that your guests will see when they enter your home and will set the tone for the rest of their visit.

  3. The modern office. Add a touch of personality to your office by hanging a float framed canvas. This will be a conversation starter for your clients and colleagues and can be a great way to showcase your personal style.

  4. The minimalist bedroom. If you're going for a minimalist look in your bedroom, a float framed canvas of some modern art can be a great addition. Hang a large canvas above your bed or on a blank wall to create a focal point in the room.

  5. The gallery wall. Create a gallery wall in your home by hanging multiple float framed canvases. This can be a great way to showcase your collection of art or photographs. You can mix and match different sizes and frame colours to create a unique and personal display.

In conclusion, float framed canvases are a great way to add a modern and minimalist touch to your home decor. They are suitable for a wide range of images and provide a protective barrier between the canvas and the frame. Plus, with 6 outer frame colours to choose from and a 100+ year colour guarantee, you can be sure that your float framed canvas will look great for years to come. Print Panoramics is the perfect solution for those looking for something different.

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