Picture Frame Size Guide

Picture Frame Size Guide

Posted by Sophia Peters On 10th Sep 2019

You’ve posed for the shot. You’ve taken the picture. You might have even added that Instagram filter to spice it up a little bit. It’s a fantastic picture and you want to get it printed off and framed - and that’s where the difficulty starts. What size frame? What style frame? Should I have the photo backed? All reasonable questions have reasonable answers if you take the time to explore them.

Most Popular Picture Frame Sizes

Choosing the perfect picture frame size is easier than you probably think, especially since there are so many different photo sizes to choose from. Most popular sizes include 5x7 and 8x10, but both can be adapted to accommodate alternative sized photos, with some careful design backing.

Picture Frames For 5×7 Photos

Photos that are sized at 5x7 are standard photo sizes and naturally, are one of the most popular photo type. As the image will be quite small in size, styling the photo appropriately for the space is key. Some people choose to position the photo in a matching sized frame - the photo fits snugly within the frame and is the focal point of a small frame. In the same way, another way of ensuring that your photo stands out is to mount the photo itself on a coloured outline prior to inserting it into a larger sized frame. This is particularly useful if you want to include the photo within a larger space, where a smaller frame would not fit appropriately. If you want the photo to fit seamlessly in with photos you already have, a thin coloured gold picture frame such as the one below may be well suited. 

Budget Cusion Gold Retro Photo Frame

It still allows for that little bit of jazz but looks sophisticated and sleek. More ornate frames such as this vintage-inspired dual-tone picture frame may suit the more extravagantly decorated home.

How to Choose The Right Picture Frame Size

Navigating your way around a picture frame measuring guide doesn’t have to be difficult at all but we’re made it all that bit easier with our simple frame size guide - meaning your photo doesn’t have to go in a frame that matches precisely with the photo’s dimensions. Photos mounted in larger frames stand out from the crowd and allow your photo to shine. You should consider the space you’re thinking of displaying your photo in carefully before deciding on the frame size.

Picture Frame Guide

Image Size   Frame Size
4x6 6x8, 8x10
5x7 8x10, 11x14
8x10 11x14, 12x14
16x20 20x24, 24x28
20x30 24x36
22x32 30x40

What is the size of a standard picture frame?

Standard picture frames range from between 6x8 inches and A4 sized certificate frames - and all the sizes in between. Preference is important, and photo quality is naturally a consideration when choosing frame size. Whatever size you choose to print your photo - your frame can be chosen specifically to match with your requirements. Working with frames that hold traditionally sized photos are much easier to find - with over 160,000 different picture frames available through our service, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

What size frame do I need for a 10x15 picture?

A 10x15 photo isn’t necessarily a standard photo size so you’ll find you have to size up to allow for it to fit. Allow space around the outside of the photo for matting - a thick border around the image - and display your photo pride of place. On the other hand, if you’re specifically looking for a frame that measures 10x15, you might opt for our frame builder service - forget compromise, get exactly what you were looking for.

What are the standard painting sizes?

The general rule of thumb for displaying paintings on walls is that they should be around 75% of the width of the furniture the painting will be displayed against - proportions are key. Standard paintings are displayed at 24-by-36 inches, 30-by-40 inches and 36-by-48 inches. We can provide ready made frames for images of sizes as large as 24x36 inches, giving you the scope to display any painting prints within your home with absolutely no bother whatsoever.