Best picture frames

Best picture frames
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Use these picture frames to create a stunning display of your images in your home, in the office, or in an art gallery. Each of these frames will create a unique feel and finish to your photos to help create the look you’re aiming for. 

Best overall

upsiples 11x14 inch black finish picture frames

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upsimples picture frame set (opens in new tab)

Everything on display

This set of five 11x14 inch picture frames lets you hang several photos in the perfect display. Each frame comes with a white mat, that beautifully off-sets the sleek black finish of the frames and makes it easier to frame 8x10 inch pieces. Other finish colors and sizes are available.

Pros:

  • Durable wood backing
  • Thick frame
  • Wall mounts included

Cons:

  • No easel stand
  • Plastic front is prone to scratching

Each frame is thick, backed by synthetic wood to give it more stability, and plastic instead of glass. While using plastic cuts down on glare and won’t shatter, you still need to be careful because it is prone to scratching. The frames are rectangular and can be hung in either portrait or landscape. None of the picture frames have an easel, so it isn’t possible to display them on a side table, but unique, non-trace nails are included to help you mount and display your collections on any wall.

Best value

Amazon basics 6x8 inch picture frames

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Amazon Basics photo frames (opens in new tab)

A good deal

Display two 6x4 inches photos with this dual set of black-finished picture frames. Both frames have mounting hooks to hang them on the wall, and easels if you prefer to display them on a table or shelf.

Pros:

  • Wall mount and table stand
  • Sleek black finish
  • Display portrait or landscape

Cons:

  • Only available in black
  • Glass front
  • No matting

Each frame measures 6x4 inches, which is perfect for holding 4x6 images. It doesn’t come with mats to display smaller photos, though the traditional size lets you purchase these separately and easily pop them in to use. The front is glass, which means there is a risk of shattering if tipped over, plus it could create some glare depending on the lighting in your home. These Amazon Basic photo frames aren’t available in other colors or sizes.

Photo collage frame

Malden 4-opening collage picture frame

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Malden 4-opening collage frame (opens in new tab)

Show them all off

This collage picture frame is a great choice for displaying four 6x4 inch photos without four separate frames. The sections give you an equal number of portrait and landscape frames with a fun center cut out for an all-around balanced and finished look.

Pros:

  • Four opening frame
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth black finish

Cons:

  • PS material isn’t as sturdy as wood
  • Glass panes can break

The solid black finish matches the traditional and industrial decor. Though Malden does have both a gray and white finish option, too. The frame is made from PS, which is smoother than wood, though not quite as sturdy. It is still strong and isn’t heavy, so it’s easier to hang. The four frame panels are fronted with glass panes to keep your images clean and protected.

Best wood

BAIJALI farmhouse finish wood picture frames

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BAIJIALI distressed farmhouse wood frames (opens in new tab)

Beautiful rustic finish

The wood grain and distressed design of these picture frames are a good choice for traditional, rustic, or farmhouse finishes. The four-pack has a black, brown, gray, and white finish. Each one is sealed to protect it from fading or moisture.

Pros:

  • Set of four in different colors
  • Wood grain pattern
  • Tempered glass

Cons:

  • Easel stand isn’t flush against the back

The BAIJIALI picture frames measure 4x6 inches, though they come with mats to easily frame 3.5x5 inch photos. The back has an easel that lets you display pictures on a table, but these easily can be wall mounted, too. The stand doesn’t tuck in and lay flush against the back of the frame, so when hung there may be a gap between the frame and the wall. The rectangle shape gives you versatility in displaying photos in portrait or landscape. The front has tempered glass to round off the look, though this does cause glare and is still prone to break if knocked over.

Best table display

RPJC wood table display picture frame

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RPJC 6x8-inch frame (opens in new tab)

Easy peasy decor

This 6x4 inch solid wood frame is made for displaying photos on side tables and shelves. However, it does have mounting hooks if you choose to display your photos that way. You can display pictures in either portrait or landscape. 

Pros:

  • Made from solid wood
  • Table display easel
  • Can be hung on a wall

Cons:

  • Glass can break
  • No mat included

This frame doesn’t come with a mat, though a standard one purchased separately will fit. Also, the front panel is made from glass. This gives your photos a high-definition finish, though it is prone to glare and can break if toppled.

Perfectly finished display

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Pictures displayed in any room make it feel friendly, inviting, and finished. Choosing the right frame to display your pictures shouldn’t be hard, but there are so many choices and the wrong frame will stick out like a sore thumb. This is why we recommend the upsimples frame set (opens in new tab). The sleek black finish looks good in rooms with traditional decor, but will also make a bold statement in modern and industrial-designed areas. The 11x14 inch frames are large enough to display photos and some posters while highlighting details. Though with the included mats, you can easier showcase 8x10 inches photos, too.

For smaller photos, check out the Amazon Basics frames (opens in new tab). This set of two 6x4 inch frames is great for smaller pictures and will a separately purchased mat can be used for showing off snapshots, too. 

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Nikki Johnston
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Nikki writes for multiple Future Publishing brands covering topics from antivirus to kitchen appliances to SAS. She has over 15 years of research and writing experience, including eight years of testing and reviewing consumer products. Nikki earned bachelor’s degrees in both English and Political Science with a focus on empirical research. In her spare time, Nikki serves as a member of several school councils and volunteers for a local arts board.