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Best picture frames

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There are life moments and artwork that take your breath away. Those memories and images are in your heart and deserve a place on your wall, desk, or shelf. Framing photos, posters, or art prints is one of the easiest ways to add personal touches to your living space and office. Whether you want a digital photo frame that cycles through family photos or a more traditional piece to hang on a wall, we have the top picks that will fit any décor and budget.

Staff pick

10.1-inch black picture frame

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RPJC 5-by-7-inch picture frame (opens in new tab)

Multiple colors available to complement your snaps

RPJC offers up this timeless real wood classic that's perfect for putting portraits on a table or desk.

Pros:

  • Solid wood frame
  • Easy open tabs on the back
  • Hangable vertically or horizontally
  • Numerous colors and sizes available

Cons:

  • Size looks better displayed on a table or desk than hung on the wall

Your picture will shine in neutral surroundings, and that is what the gorgeous, all-natural RPJC frame offers you. This frame, made of wood and high-definition glass, is durable and blends perfectly with any space. The RPJC frame comes with easy-open tabs at the back for effortless access. Get this frame in multiple colors, and if 5-by-7 isn't the right size, several other choices are available.

Best digital

Nixplay 10.1-inch smart digital frame

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Nixplay 10.1-inch smart digital frame (opens in new tab)

A Wi-Fi frame built for the future

You can send photos and videos from your phone or computer straight to this Nixplay smart frame.

Pros:

  • Displays videos and photos
  • Frame automatically goes to sleep
  • Send photos via email, app, or computer
  • Beautiful color display
  • Multiple color choices

Cons:

  • Needs to be near an electric outlet

This Wi-Fi smart frame from Nixplay is next-generation cool. It takes photos from your phone, tablet, or computer and moves them straight to the frame over Wi-Fi. Anyone with the frame's address can share photos that go on display when someone is in the room. When you step out of the room, the Nixplay automatically puts itself in sleep mode to conserve energy. Isn't that smart? This fame is a thoughtful gift for grandparents, even if they're not tech-friendly.

Best matted

composite wood picture frame

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Americanflat 11-by-14 black picture frame (opens in new tab)

A professional look

Americanflat offers this gorgeous black frame and white mat combo to compliment portraits and landscape photos.

Pros:

  • All-wood frame
  • White beveled mat included
  • Hangs horizontally and vertically
  • Tempered shatterproof glass
  • Modern style

Cons:

  • Only one mat color choice

When in doubt, go black. A black picture frame will always look great against a wall or on a desk. This classic black frame gives any photo a polished look, especially since it's enhanced by a white mat for a gallery-like feel. The 11-by-14 inch design includes hanging hardware for easy mounting and fits an 8-by-10 inch photo with the mat. If black isn't your style or the sizing is off, there are several alternate color and size options, so you'll get the right look.

Best rustic

BarnwoodUSA rustic farmhouse 12-by-18-inch picture frame

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BarnwoodUSA rustic farmhouse 12-by-18-inch picture frame (opens in new tab)

Made from reclaimed wood

The eco-friendly BardwoodUSA photo frame is crafted from reclaimed and recycled barn wood and is available in several colors and sizes.

Pros:

  • Made from reclaimed and recycled wood
  • Easy-to-use tabs on the back
  • Gives a quaint rustic look to any space
  • Multiple color options
  • All mounting hardware included

Cons:

  • There's plexiglass in the frame, not glass

Your beautiful photos will look stylish in BarnwoodUSA's rustic frame made of recycled and reclaimed all-natural barn wood. It comes fully assembled with plexiglass and hanger backing; all you do is pop open the tabs on the back and insert your photo. The 1.5-inch thick frame fits a 12-by-18-inch photograph and adds a unique touch to any room.

Best collage

collage picture frame

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Americanflat 11-by-14 collage picture frame (opens in new tab)

Highlight multiple memories

Americanflat's collage frame has enough space for five photos and hangs horizontally or vertically.

Pros:

  • Hangs flat against any wall
  • Real wood frame
  • Lead-free tempered glass
  • Gallery-style design
  • Built-in hangers

Cons:

  • You'll need to install the hanging kit

Collage frames curate photos meant to be displayed together, highlighting events like birthdays, weddings, or vacations. They're also perfect for a set of family photos. This collage frame from Amercanflat is designed with sturdy glass and a polished wooden frame. It can display up to five 4-by-6-inch images and will hang on your wall vertically or horizontally.

My top picks for your pics

Identifying the best picture frame that will sit with elegance on your desk or delicately hang on your wall is half the job. The other half is to evaluate factors like size, color, build quality, artistry, style, and mounting options. Luckily, this collection carries a range of frames that suit diverse décor preferences and picture specifications.

The RPJC (opens in new tab) 5-by-7 picture frame is the best pick. It's made from solid wood and high-def glass, has hooks for hanging, and comes with a built-in kickstand at the back to prop it up on a desk. This well-made frame comes in various sizes and colors and will add a touch of class to any living space.

The Nixplay (opens in new tab) smart photo frame is one of the best gifts for parents and grandparents. This Wi-Fi frame accepts photos and videos from email, computers, and apps with the right credentials and auto-displays them, cycling through pictures one by one when someone is in the room. When you leave the area, the Nixplay puts itself to sleep to conserve power.

If you are looking for a beautiful frame that highlights portraits or landscapes, go for the Americanflat (opens in new tab) frame. The frame features a quality wooden frame and a polished glass face so you can turn your print into a masterpiece. 

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