My local shop is taking shape and will be opening in Sonoma County, California in May. I’ve had a few people stop by the studio and ask me about the picture frames I’m using to showcase the art and photography, so I’ve rounded up six frames I’ve used repeatedly (in the shop and in past spaces) that are both attractive and affordable for displaying mid to large scale wall art.
This faux bamboo frame available in both gold and coffee finish is a new favorite for large scale 24×36” art over a mantel or bed. The gold is a hint shiny so I tone it down with Rub n’Buff in Gold Leaf. In the local shop, one of the botanicals from the curated vintage collection on Etsy is displayed in the gold tone faux bamboo frame.
For a modern look, these thin gold matted frames are perfect for small to medium size art, I use them a lot for botanicals and landscapes because of the simple brushed gold frame with clean lines and the nice wide mat. Three sizes are available to frame 5×7”, 11×14”, 8×10”, and 11×17” artwork.
For black and white art, I really like the pencil edge black frame by Studio Decor at Michaels, the thin frame and thick mats allow the artwork to take the spotlight. They are shown below from this article on inexpensive same day prints and also on these DIY leather strap art ledges.
What about you? What are your go to sources for affordable wall frames?
If you have any great sources, please share!