Samsung The Frame is a TV that’s designed to look like art when you’re not using it. I’ve lost count of the number of times people have complimented the painting above our fireplace, only to be told it’s actually our TV. Choosing art for the Samsung Frame has become one of my favourite hobbies, especially now I’ve discovered all the best places to buy digital art for it.
It took me a couple of months of owning the Frame to realise that subscribing to the Samsung Art Store wasn’t the best value for money. While a subscription offers up over 1200 artworks to choose from, there were very few that fit in with our décor style or colour themes, and furthermore, I started to notice on social media that everyone else was using them too.
So, I dug around and did a bit of research into how I could find unique art for the Frame TV that better suited my love of landscapes, abstract and vintage art, and I uncovered some really cool digital art stores that offer not just affordable art for the Samsung Frame TV but bundles of them too!
Below are my favourite places to purchase beautiful digital art for Samsung The Frame TV, plus a few tips on how to upload it and make it look more authentic.
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Where to purchase digital artwork for the Samsung Frame TV
1. Juniper Print Shop
Juniper Print Shop turns up a lot in my Instagram feed as so many of my favourite interiors and home accounts hang Juniper prints in their homes. I recently discovered that Juniper even stock digital art prints of one of my favourite artists Laurie Anne Gonzalez.
I mentioned Laurie Anne in my post on my favourite places to buy affordable art as I’ve purchased a few prints of her landscape paintings. At Juniper Print Shop you can buy her ice-cream coloured painting of a French Port or this beach landscape inspired by Montauk.
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2. BFF Print Shop
BFF Print Shop is run by a photographer and interior designer who clearly have a great eye for design. I really like their vintage collection of prints that have gorgeous rich toned landscapes and portraits.
The best thing about BFF Print Shop is they offer Samsung Frame TV Bundles. You can download 5 themed images for just $23. I’m obsessed with the Fall bundle (2 artworks from the Fall 1 bundle feature here and here) and I can’t wait to get the Christmas one soon too.
Top tip: When downloading your prints to your phone create a new album especially for the Frame TV as this makes it easier for the SmartThings App to recognise the images.
3. Collection Prints
Once you’ve made a purchase you’ll be emailed a zip file with your digital download in several aspect ratios. Look for the one labelled Samsung Frame, as this has been handily set to the optimal size already.
Note: You can print all the digital downloads you purchase too if you’d like to frame them somewhere other than your TV in future. Click here for more information (and a discount code!) for printing digital art.
By far the most affordable places to buy digital art from the Samsung Frame TV is on Etsy. Just type in ‘Samsung Frame TV art’ to find sellers like North Prints and Wanderlust Print Collection who sell instant downloads for just £1 or £2 each.
I’ve bought multiple artworks from both these stores – for the TV and for old school printing – and you can’t quibble with the quality for the price! If you’re looking to get in the festive spirit check out this bundle of 4 winter vintage digital artworks currently on sale for £3.25.
How to make the art on your Frame TV look more authentic
Once you’ve chosen your beautiful art prints there are a couple of ways you can make them look more like a realistic picture or painting than a TV.
Firstly, you have the option to add a mount. Push the up button on your TV remote while in Art Mode and select Options+. This will bring up a couple of different mount options that you can customize with different colours to suit the artwork.
Secondly, you can adjust the brightness and colour tone in the Art Mode settings if your picture is looking a little glare-y. This blog post by Juniper has a bit more advice on that.
Thirdly, schedule a slideshow of your favourite artwork. If you can’t decide on just one picture to display on the TV, set the frame to display a slideshow of your art prints so you get a new piece of art to look at every time you come back in the room. (Note: The TV has a motion sensor so if it’s gone into stand-by mode it will come back on when you walk past it. How cool it that!)
I use the SmartThings App to set a slideshow by going to Art Mode – Browse – My Collection – Slideshow.
I hope that helps any Samsung The Frame owners get the most out of it. I’m sure you’ll get many people exclaiming ‘That’s a TV?!’ or “I love your painting!’ once you upload some of these digital art prints.
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