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8 Tips For Choosing a Frame Size

Tips for choosing a frame size

When it comes to hanging pictures on your walls, one of the most important factors to consider is frame size. You want to make sure that the frame size complements the size of the picture and the space you have available on your wall. You also want to make sure that the frame doesn’t overpower the picture or look too small in comparison.

1. What is the Frame Size?

The first thing you want to consider when choosing a picture frame is the size of the actual picture itself. Most hanging pictures are square or rectangular, so their dimensions will be either, 4 x 6 inches, 5 x 7 inches, 8 x 10 inches or some variation thereof. Our most popular size is 8 X 12 inch print in a 12 X 16 inch frame with a 2 inch mount.

You also need to consider the size of your wall space. Because you don’t want a picture looking like it is lonely on the wall, or too cluttered if there are many photos hanging on the wall. It is important that the frame size corresponds to the size of the actual picture. If your picture is 8 x 12 inches and your wall space is 4 X 6 feet, then a good choice could be to add 2 or 3 frames of the same size side by side. For a more finished look, you might want to go with a frame that is wider and taller than your picture.

2. How does a frame’s size affect your wall space and picture?

The second thing you need to consider when choosing a frame size is the relationship of the picture in question with the rest of your wall space. For example, if you have large pieces hanging on either side of your picture then you want to go with a frame that complements that look or goes well with it. You also don’t want one frame to visually draw all the attention in a room when you have other pieces that are just as important.

3. Frames come in many shapes, sizes and materials

So when it comes to choosing a frame size, the most important thing is to choose one that will complement your picture and wall space without overpowering either of them. Most frames come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but the most popular ones are rectangular gallery style frames.

4. When purchasing a frame it is important to consider its overall look

Consider the overall look and also the material it is made of. It is a good idea to hang a picture that matches or complements other decor in a room. You can choose from basic wood frames, ornate designs, metal and even acrylic frames depending on your overall style and how much you want to spend. Here at The Framed Photo, we concentrate on gallery style frames in black and white, which go well with most décor and styles.

5. Frame size not only affects your wall

Frame size not only affects your wall space but also the entire look of a room. A frame that is too small can make a picture appear lost on a large wall, while one that’s too big can actually overpower the piece itself and take attention away from where it should be. It is always best to err on the side of caution when it comes to choosing a frame size.

6. When to use a small frame vs large frame.

A smaller frame tends to accentuate a photo, drawing focus to it. If you have a large space with few pictures, use a large frame to give the illusion of depth and cover more wall area. A picture hanging in a large frame can look overwhelming on a small wall.

7. Using the frame size to express your creativity

Framing your artwork can be a fun and creative way to express yourself. You can choose a frame size that complements the size of the picture and the space you have available on your wall. You can also choose a frame that expresses your personality or the mood you want to create in the room.

When choosing a frame size, you also want to make sure that the frame doesn’t overpower the picture or look too small in comparison.

8. How high should you hang your frame on the wall

Hanging artwork at eye level is very important when hanging artwork on your walls. You should hang pictures so that viewers get an eye-pleasing view of the overall composition and to make them feel comfortable. Hanging artwork too low can make viewers feel uncomfortable, while hanging it too high will cause viewers to lose interest.

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