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 natural wood frame with clean lines and a subtle curved detail is available at Target for print sizes 18×24” and 24×36”, pictured with the Sailor’s Delight art print.
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.
Here they are used to frame vintage botanical prints and the Sonoma kitchen remodel from last year and also above my painted campaign desk and in my local art shop.
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.
The inexpensive IKEA RIBBA in white and also black in the 19¾ x 27½” size is perfect for 50x70cm prints, shown below in last year’s hall bathroom remodel and this year’s family room credenza project.
These wood grain frames in a variety of sizes and stains are an affordable option that I’ve used in different spaces in large scale to frame the Paradise Breeze and Leaf Study I prints.
What about you? What are your go to sources for affordable wall frames?
If you have any great sources, please share!
I love everything about this post! Wish I could get the sources for the wallpaper in the bathroom and storage cabinet. Thank you for sharing your beautiful ideas.
Hi Helen, the source for the wallpaper is linked in this post about the bathroom remodel:
Which cabinet are you referring to?
I love this post so much. We use the very thin black frames in our RV. They’re light as a feather and hang up with command strips. Easy to hang the treasures we collect, a favorite store’s paper bag, maps, and regular posters and prints too.
I’m really behind on reading your blog! New shop?! I’m in Sonoma County and will definitely check it out.
I love ALL the looks in this post…!
Would love to meet you! Opening the day before Mother’s Day, stay tuned for announcement!