When it comes to decorating your walls, selecting the most suitable types of picture frames for your space can seem a bit overwhelming. Between varying frame finishes, display styles, and materials, how do you know what will look best in your home? In this guide you will discover the different types of picture frames that vary in shapes, features, and displays.


Document Frame

Any time that you have a special document that you want to be framed, then you will need to look for a document frame. These are perfect because they are the right size and come in very classic colors and styles. It is nearly impossible to buy one that won’t look great in any room or office, no matter what document you have inside it.


Collage Frame

In collage frame, you can easily put together a number of pictures that match the overall theme. This is a great way to display memories from an event or photoshoot as all of the pictures will have a common theme and will look amazing when displayed together. It is like a mosaic photo frame, having several tiled sections of photos put together, but frames in this case.

Tabletop Frame

Tabletop frames have a piece in the back that will pop out and allow the frame to stand upright on a table. This makes them perfect for when you want to display your photographs out in the open, on a side table, or on top of a chest of drawers.


Decorative Frame

Instead of being plain, decorative frames have 3D elements on them that will make the frame really pop. It is fun to find a decorative frame that fits with the theme of the picture that you are going to display as this makes the picture and frame appear to be a cohesive unit that you’re displaying.


Floating Frame

This type of frame is very popular. Instead of making the photograph look as if it is held in place by the frame, you will enjoy an optical illusion of the picture actually floating on the wall. This is because it is sandwiched tightly between two pieces of glass that allow you to see through the picture frame to the photograph or art displayed.

Folding Frame

Frames have been in fashion for a long time and are a great way to display more than one photograph as part of a cohesive unit. There are a lot of options when you are looking for folding frames as some will only hold two pictures but there are others that will easily hold more. They’re a great way to maximize the number of photographs that you have on display without having to deal with multiple frames.


To sum up, the art piece is normally on the inside of the frame, but at times the highlight turns to the frame too, giving it importance. This post surely covered some popular photo frames that you might have definitely heard of.