Friday Favorites: Find the Best Frames for Your Own Photos

May 29, 2015 Updated: April 23, 2016
Looking to display your photos? The right mat and frame can make all the difference!
Looking to display your photos? The right mat and frame can make all the difference!

Choosing frames for photos can be a challenge. On one hand, you want frames that will complement the photos. On the other hand, the frames should all coordinate with each other, as well as the design and décor in your home.

If you’re searching for the right frames for your photos, here are a few tips that will help you to find some that will help you to showcase your memories in the best possible way.

View: Studio Décor® Airfloat Gallery™ Frame With Double White Mat
View: Studio Décor® Airfloat Gallery™ Frame With Double White Mat

Matting

The right matting can make a tremendous difference when it comes to the results of your framing. Decide if you want single mat, or double mat for an extra-special look. The most popular color of mat is white, which is how many frames are sold. If you opt for professional framing though, you can choose any color you want. For consistency, if you’re grouping photos together for display on a wall or shelf, you may want to keep the mat colors the same.

View: Siena Silver-Plated Picture Frame with Bamboo Design
View: Siena Silver-Plated Picture Frame with Bamboo Design

Frame Thickness

The right thickness has a lot to do with the picture that will go inside the frame. Look for a frame that compliments your photo, without overpowering it. You should also take into consideration the size of the room the picture frames are going to be in. If your room is smaller, you may want to choose a thinner frame.

View: Grace Feyock Natane Transitional Photo Frame
View: Grace Feyock Natane Transitional Photo Frame

Frame Style

Finally, take into account the style of frame you want. There are many different frame styles you can choose from, anything from polished wood and shiny metals to antique and wood-stained frames. The style you choose will have a lot to do with the picture going inside the frame, as well as the room and décor it will be paired with.

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