How to Choose the Right Photo Frame

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If you've ever shopped for picture frames then you know it can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many frames to choose from in a wide range of colors, sizes, prices and styles. Where do you start? In order to save yourself some frustration, start off asking yourself these three questions:

    * Who is the frame for?
    * What's your frame budget?
    * Where do you want to display it?

These basic questions are often overlooked when shopping for that perfect picture frame. Answering these questions before you start will help you find the perfect gift or picture frame a whole lot faster.

The first question to ask yourself is: Who is the picture frame for?

Are you purchasing the frame for yourself or for a friend or loved one? Are you getting the frame for a special occasion? Are you purchasing the frame to display your own pictures, a special document or a keepsake?

Purchasing a frame for someone you know can be easier than choosing that perfect frame for yourself.  Online retailers often have categories of frames to look at like wedding photo frames, baby frames, graduation frames, oval picture frames and more. Using these categories can help you find the right frame faster.

When shopping for yourself, it's good to know what picture you want to display and the decorative style that you want the frame to complement. You can also further narrow down your search by knowing the color, shape, material and the exact frame size you want. By knowing these few things, it will help to simplify your search and save you time in finding the right frame.

The next step is to set a budget and decide how much you want to spend.

Most online picture frame retailers have a large selection of frames to fit any price range. You can find picture frames for less than $10 or more than several hundred dollars. Knowing your budget will help you choose a frame in just the price range you want.

Lastly, you should ask yourself: Where will the photo frame be used?

To get the most out of your photo frame purchase, you should know where it will be displayed. You may like how the photo looks in the frame, but if your frame clashes with your decor or doesn't go with where you want to put it, you will have wasted your time and effort. You don't need to have an exact spot selected but you should know if it will be placed on a tabletop or hung on a wall.

If the frame is a gift, try to determine if they would display it on a desk or table or hang it on the wall. If you're not sure, then choose a picture frame that includes both an easel back stand and hanging hardware.

Before you buy your next picture frame, answer these three questions and you will save yourself time and energy in finding the perfect picture frame quickly and easily.

Autumn Lockwood is a writer for Your Picture Frames and is passionate about photography. Your Picture Frames offers a huge selection of picture frames in a wide variety of styles, sizes and finishes. If you're looking for a stunning black frame or a beautiful white picture frame visit our website or call us at 1-800-780-0699.

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