PHOTO FRAME GUIDE

With so many beautiful photo frames out there, here are some of our locally available favourites.

We’ve got every budget covered, plus some tips to get you going.

 

SMALL PHOTO FRAMES  | 5x7", 8x10" and A4 IMAGES

Classic

5x7" easel | David Jones

5x7" metal | David Jones

5x7" wood | Country Road

5x7" (or A4 without matte) | Ikea

5x7" (or 8x10" without matte) | Myer

8x10" wood | Country Road

8x10" silver metal | Country Road

Acrylic / Glass  ('floating' look)

5x7" acrylic | Kmart

5x7" (or 8x10" with a tiny trim) lucite | Country Road

5x7" (or 8x10") glass / brass | West Elm

 

 

 

  

 A FEW TIPS ...

Photos printed with a white border (or a lot of white in the image) often look best without a matte board. Sometimes the tone of the paper and the matte board can clash.

A borderless or transparent acrylic / glass frame can be a great choice. These frames also have the option to display a note on the back of the photo.

Check the total dimensions of the frame, not just the photo opening. Lots of frames can accommodate a larger photo when you remove the matte board. A frame with 5x7” opening might also be perfect for an 8x10” or A4 image once you take out the matte board.

Keep in mind some frames are only suited to portrait orientation photos.

If you’re starting a gallery wall, stick with frames that are wall mounted, or go for a couple of picture ledges.

Experiment with mixing different frame sizes, styles, and photo layouts.

Once you have your frames ready to go, play around with the composition for your gallery wall by laying it out on the floor first.