Bottom-Weighted Mats

A bottom-weighted mat is one with a wider border below the art than on the top and sides. This classic technique was used when mats originated and it is still used today. We strongly suggest bottom-weighted mats on works of art that look bottom-heavy prior to framing. Examples include pieces that are darker, more heavily textured, or contain larger shapes in the lower half of the art. However, they can also be used on anything to achieve a classic, timeless style.