Pictures not only evoke a mixture of nostalgia and joy, but they also add a little something extra to your home décor.
But framing photos, art, and other collectibles can be difficult, and choosing coordinated frames for an entire room is among one of the most challenging things a homeowner will do. But standard, wall-mounted frames purchased from a retailer are not your only option for displaying your (although that certainly works when you find a look you love). To that end, we're sharing a and shoppable items that will inspire you to get your favorite photos or art up on the walls once and for all.
If you love a good craft, you'll be thrilled to know that there are several picture frame ideas that you can make yourself. We're showing you how to create a few beautiful options, like a doily frame, which takes the surface protector and transforms it into a backdrop for your favorite memory. For a woodworking DYI, try your hand at making our double-border frame. It requires cutting basswood to four different sizes, glue, and some creativity, but the effort is worth the final product. Or if you're looking to show off a slew of photos, make our accordion gallery. Frameless photographs can be mounted on sturdy artboards and linked by small hinges for an accordion structure.
For those looking to buy a picture frame, Frames by Mail
have several stylish selects
to suit every style. First up is a floater frame, which is designed in such a way that
the artwork appears to float within the frame.
1. Floater Frames
Try floater frames to put on your wall and display documents and photos. Make your
precious documents and works of art pop out with style. Floating frames are so
called because they don't appear to touch the canvas; the canvas seems to be
"floating" above the frame.
2. Dollhouse Trim Frame
A traditional frame like this one pairs well with vintage memorabilia, such as a
colorful stamp collection.
3. Collage Picture Frame
4. Rainbow Photo Mats
To give your photos a
colorful update, try our Print & Frame
to pick any color to
complement your photos. Choose a few different bold hues for an eye-catching
5. Classic Black-and-White Frames
A white inlay not only helps keep the photo in place, but it looks stylish with a thin,
mounted on a neutral-hued wall. This is a good option if you plan to
display your photos in an otherwise busy section of your home.
6. Ornate Picture Frames
This Great Gatsby-esque picture frame
is a roaring good time. This solid wood
picture frame features a striking rope effect composition added all around the top on
the inside and outside edges in an ethereal gold tone. Between these, an undulating
pattern wraps around the picture frame and visually brings your eye toward the
center. The golden hue will bring out any small splashes of light in your art and add
to the overall appeal.
7. Doily Frames
Take an everyday table protector and place it behind your favorite photo as a unique
mat. It's simple to make, too. With small, sharp scissors (or a craft knife on a cutting
mat), remove the center portion of a paper doily and discard. Then position the doily
on a photo. With a pencil, lightly mark the inner edge of the doily opening on the
photo. Next trim the picture 1/8 inch outside of the drawn line and apply a glue stick
to the back of the doily and around the opening. Next center the doily on the photo
and glue. Apply glue stick at intervals to the back of the doily—near the edges.
Finally center the doily-rimmed photo on a mat board and adhere before letting it
dry and placing it in a frame.
8. Photo Frames
Display your treasured family photos inside a photo frame
. Not only does it look
great, but its minimalist aesthetic is just the thing to show off any photo you like.
Explore a large selection of photo frames with categories ranging from
contemporary and traditional to specialty photo frames like sentiments and
9. Antique Shapes
Whether you choose to fill them or leave them as-is, antique picture frames add
intrigue to any space. Don't be afraid to mix and match different shapes, styles, and
sizes—we love how an eclectic mix looks on an otherwise plain wall.
10. Child Artwork Frames
Your children create beautiful artwork every day but displaying it all can make a
room feel busy. Understated frames help solve the problem. Bunch a group of simple
together on your wall for the perfect way to without overwhelming
11. Unique Stands
Stray from the ordinary with a vise frame. This vintage-inspired one is equal parts
picture frame and centerpiece. A replica of a steelworker's vise, it's crafted from cast
iron and glass.
12. Wood and Gilded Frame
Whether you've purchased your art or created it on your own, elevate its look by displaying it in a museum-worthy wood frame
13. Double-Border Frame
This double-border picture frame idea is easy to make and looks great displayed
anywhere in your house. Begin by cutting basswood to the following lengths with a
miter box saw: four pieces two inches longer than the exterior length of the frame,
two pieces to fit the width between those two pieces, two pieces five inches longer
than the exterior width of the frame, eight pieces one inch long. Using a flat brush,
glue pieces to the frame and one another, sanding ends of wood as necessary for a
good fit, attaching one-inch pieces last. After the glue dries, use another brush to
apply one coat of primer and let it dry, and then apply two coats of paint.
14. Accordion Gallery
Frameless photographs can be mounted on sturdy artboards and linked by small
hinges for an accordion structure. Color and black-and-white snapshots, portraits,
and still life paintings add to the effect. Using a small craft brush and acrylic paint,
paint the edges of each board and let it dry. Then position one picture on one face of
each board. Using another small craft brush, apply decoupage glue to the back of
each photograph. Then attach it to a board and let it dry. Next glue images to
reverse sides of the boards if that's the look you're going for. Next decide on what
order you want the photos and use a pencil to mark the placement of the hinges. We
used ones 1 3/4 inches from the top and the bottom of each board and aligned with
one edge. With a T pin, bore small holes through the boards where screws will go
(this will make it easier to insert the screws). Using a screwdriver, attach the hinges
and link the boards to one another.
15. Paired Frames
If you're framing your favorite bright picture or painting, place them together in
white frames with thick borders that won't interfere with all the pictures' colors—
letting everyone's attention rest on the beautiful image.
16. Profile Frames
Create negative space with this picture frame idea. The white background looks
elegant with black and white photos and offers a great balance against bright colored photographs. Our Mat Designer
offers unlimited options to create your
perfect layout. Black metal frames
work best to create this stunning look.
17. Acrylic Frames
Perfect for displaying bright, colorful pictures or objects, acrylic frames are almost
invisible against your walls.
18. Thin Gold Frames
For a barely-there look that still packs a punch, hang thin gold picture frames
. They'll pop against almost any wall color and look elegant.