The 10 Best Picture Frames

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in January of 2020. Picture frames not only help preserve and revive your special memories, but the right material and finish can make your photos pop. From simple designs to ornate molding, there are many styles to complement your decor. The frames on this list are available in many different sizes and designs perfect for framing selfies, graduation pictures, wedding photographs, or family portraits. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Calenzana Sparkle

2. Giftme 5 Mother of Pearl

3. Petaflop Set

Editor's Notes

February 19, 2020:

When choosing frames for your photos, it is important to consider the subject in the picture. A whimsical frame, for example, may be appropriate for vacation snapshots but is ill-suited for a graduation portrait. Also, try to match the style with the room's decor. Filling empty tables, shelves, and walls with frames of various sizes can amplify the overall presentation.

Wood frames like the BarnwoodUSA Farmhouse offer a warm and classic feel. You have an option of colors ranging from light to dark to make your images stand out. Dark woods like espresso complement warm tones like brown, red, and orange, while hues of blue and green pair well with light-colored wood frames.

For contemporary furnishings, opt for simple frames like the Americanflat Display or the Umbra Prisma Collection that hold prints between two pieces of glass to give them the illusion of floating. If you prefer rustic designs, wood frames like the Esoglac Display and BarnwoodUSA will complement your vintage decor.

Black and white frames offer a streamlined appearance, particularly when used on a gallery wall. The black trim on the Americanflat Display, for example, highlights the dark features in a photo and provides contrast to light tones in formal portraits. Similarly, white borders like those found on Gallery Solutions frames make casual and candid shots stand out.

Frames like the Calenzana Sparkle and the Petaflop Set offer a modern vibe. They elevate the subject in the picture and make it appear more vibrant and elegant.

Special Honors

Frame Destination German Silver Frame Frame Destination's 16 x 20 German Silver Frame is an elegant piece that features slim molding. It comes with an acid-free blue mat board for framing an 8 inch by 10 inch picture, and includes a clear glass front and a white foam board back to protect the print from moisture and dust.

4. Esoglac Wood Plank

5. Umbra Prisma

7. Americanflat Display

8. BarnwoodUSA Farmhouse

9. Melannco Collage Board

10. Klikel Family Tree

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