14 Best Cheap Picture Frames: Affordable Picture Frame Sources

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The key to creating a well-rounded space that speaks to your aesthetic is splurging on the investment pieces (sofas, for instance) and saving on the little stuff. Cheap picture frames are a great opportunity to practice frugality because even the fanciest options don't do anything different than the affordable alternatives. Yes, some of the pricey ones may include tempered, UV-protected glass, but other than that, a picture frame is just a picture frame, so there's no need to spend more than, say, $30—give or take. wooden heart photo frame

14 Best Cheap Picture Frames: Affordable Picture Frame Sources

So if you're looking to add framed art or photographs to bring a personal touch to your space on a budget, consider this your cheat sheet. Ahead, we picked out 14 cheap picture frames that don't skimp on style. The best part? Most of our favorite finds come in sets, multiple sizes, and various finishes. Some even include hanging hardware, so feel free to put them on the wall yourself—no need to call in a handyman. Otherwise, stick with the traditional tabletop frame and place it on the corner of your desk or front and center on your nightstand.

Trust us: Nothing makes a house feel more like a home than a few pictures of you and your loved ones. So go ahead and spruce up your space by creating a gallery on the empty wall in your living room or a sweet moment dedicated to your partner, kids, or pets with an individual frame. No matter what you choose, we promise you'll love the result.

The most budget-conscious and reliable frames you'll find anywhere are from the Mainstays line at Walmart. They're the perfect option if you're on the hunt for a simple pick that comes in a large set (this one includes six frames) for under $20. Walmart also has sets in the same style with floating or leaning frames with and without mats.

Available in seven finishes, this set of 10 affordable frames is ideal for a gallery wall because they're lightweight but sturdy. (Creating a gallery wall with heavy frames is difficult because they're more likely to fall and harder to hang). The frames are designed to fit 5x7 photos, but if you want to swap them out for 8x10s, just remove the included mat.

This cute little set of three square frames would be perfect for a sweet photo you'll never get sick of seeing. Because it's on the smaller side (it holds a 4x4 photo), consider placing it on a proportional surface, like an end table or a floating desk. Did we mention it comes in a set of three?

We love a polished brass finish on pretty much everything—especially a set of picture frames. There's something glamorous about the gently glossed tone and large matted edges. Though you can create a gallery wall on any wall with enough room, we recommend hanging this set by the front door because there's a useful, space-saving tray along the bottom edge of the largest frame.

The natural branch motif of this beautiful frame makes it ideal for shots from your last family trip or outdoor adventure. It's available in gold or silver.

We are admittedly obsessed with this set of multi-mat gallery frames because the sizes are so drastic and varied, which creates a bigger sense of visual interest. Each frame comes with tempered glass and two removable, acid-free paper mats, so feel free to hang them anywhere because these are highly durable. Each frame is sold individually, so add as many or as few to your cart as you'd like.

Beware: These elegant Anthropologie frames are not sold as a set; there are two sizes, 5x7 and 8x10, sold separately. Both are made of marbled navy resin, engineered hardwood, and brass, which adds a glamorous touch to the otherwise moody design. Plus, they're hand-made so each one is slightly different.

Buy these sleek, minimalist West Elm frames individually or as a set of three, four, six, nine, or 12 to create the gallery wall of your dreams. Here's the the thing: They come in two sizes, both of which are pretty big (12x12 and 16x20), so if you want to snag these for your space but don't want such massive photos on display, use the included archival-standard mats.

This clean, light set of two natural wood frames is easily one of our favorites because it's so versatile. One word of advice: You may notice that the glass looks extremely blurry. It's not! That's just a protective film meant to keep your frame scratch-free while it's en route to you. Just peel it off and enjoy your photos.

This ingenious frame uses magnets to frame your poster or print, and it comes with a hanger too. You can use it to frame any piece six to 49 inches wide for a reasonable price.

If you're going to use this set of four 5x7 frames as part of a gallery wall, you may want to work on a small area of wall space. On a large swath of wall, these smaller frames may look a bit awkward. If black isn't your thing, it comes in seven finishes.

This set of nine (yes, nine) frames is normally on the more expensive side, but since it's part of Wayfair's epic closeout sale, it's just $70. The best part about this particular set—aside from the unbeatable price–is that you get a variety of sizes rather than nine of the same, which could look a little monotonous. Don't wait, though! This set is selling out fast.

Rustic in all the right ways, this set of four frames totally eliminates the need for a mat because it's basically built-in. It comes in four colors (which are also slightly different styles), so be sure to check out all of the options before you add them to your cart.

Technically, this is one unit, but it can fit two 4x6 photos so we're calling it a set. If this rugged wood finish isn't your style, opt for either white or black. Once you slide in the photos, just open the hinge and enjoy. Did we mention it's the lowest price it's been in more than a month? Get it on the cheap while you can!

Unless your picture frames are made of UV-protected glass or come with all of the necessary hanging hardware, a single picture frame shouldn't cost more than $30 or so. If you're buying your frames in a set, the cost will depend on the number of frames included and their size. The material of the frame will also factor into the cost. For instance, a frame made of durable PVC will probably be less expensive than brass.

Yes, it's cheaper to hang your own picture frames than to call in the big guns (read: professionals). Unless you're hanging them on a concrete or brick wall, which will require power tools, or hanging something extraordinarily heavy, you really just need a measuring tape, hammer, set of nails, and level to make sure the frame is even and straight. If your frame doesn't come with hanging hardware, just order a cheap set (we're talking $7) on Amazon.

When it comes to outfitting your home with beautiful things, we know a thing or two about where to go and what to buy. In fact, we put as much thought and care into choosing the details, like picture frames, as we do big-ticket items like sofas or bed frames. Both contribute to making a home feel more personal and livable, so if you're looking for carefully researched pieces that will work in your space, you've come to the right place.

Medgina Saint-Elien covers everything your home needs. She writes about exciting new product launches, hands-on reviews, and the "lightbulb" moments in every maker's story. In overseeing key HB editorial franchises, including the Live Better Awards, Saint-Elien champions the work of BIPOC entrepreneurs in the design and beauty industries. In addition to House Beautiful, her work has been published in Byrdie, Snapchat, and more. Outside of work, the writer and poet can be found documenting her travels on social media and saving memes for future use.

Jessica Cherner is House Beautiful’s associate shopping editor and knows where to find the best high-low pieces for any room.

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