Collage Picture Frames and What You Should Know

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If you have a lot of photos that you want to share but not enough wall space, then you should consider using collage picture frames. Collage picture frames are a versatile and economical way to display a variety of photos all in one frame.

With multiple size openings, you can organize and beautifully display different sized photos without having to buy a bunch of individual picture frames.

With collage picture frames, there are primarily two types of collage frames:

1. Matted collage picture frames

2. Standard collage picture frames

Each type comes in an assortment of sizes, shapes, and colors and has its own unique benefits. But in order to choose the right collage frame every time, you need to understand the differences between matted collage frames vs. standard collage frames.

Matted Collage Picture Frames

Matted collage frames are more versatile than standard collage frames. They come with mats that have multiple openings in varying shapes and sizes. These frames offer a more casual look and let you easily display a wide range of photos in different sizes and shapes all in one frame. Mats also give you the option to completely change your photo layout simply by changing to a different mat.

Usually the collage frames and mats come as a set, however, you can purchase them separately.  This gives you the freedom to select any large picture frame you like and a mat with the color and different openings you want. With a matted collage frame you have the option to create your own look and be able to display whatever pictures shapes and sizes you want.

One thing to remember with matted collage frames is that your pictures will need to be secured. There are a couple of ways to do this however, the best choices for securing your photos without damaging them are linen tape or photo corners.

If your photos can be easily replaced and you don't care about them getting damaged, then you can use a matte or transparent adhesive tape like 3M's Scotch Tape. Just keep in mind that you do this at your own risk and when in doubt you should use photo corners or photo linen tape.

Standard Collage Picture Frames

Standard collage picture frames on the other hand, have a more decorative and formal look because they have a metal or wood frame acting as the photo divider. These frames have a framed opening for each photo so they have a more formal look that's great for an office or home display. Standard collage frames come with either several framed openings within one large frame or as a group of smaller frames attached to one another.

They come in a wide selection of sizes and can be used as wall picture frames or can be displayed on a table top surface. With standard collage picture frames, the photo openings are fixed so you can't change the shape or size of the openings like a matted collage frame.

Collage frames are really the best way to display a lot of photos for the best price. And, if you're looking for a unique gift a collage frame filled with pictures from a memorable event makes a treasured gift. So for an inexpensive and fun way to share your favorite photos, try using a collage picture frame and you'll be happy you did.

Autumn Lockwood loves hiking and taking pictures and is a writer for YourPictureFrames.com. Your Picture Frames offers a large selection of quality wood and metal frames. If you're shopping for frames with lots of picture openings or want a custom look visit our website our call us toll free at 1-800-780-0699.

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