10 Easy Pieces: Gallery-Style Picture Frames
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Here's a roundup of our favorite off-the-rack gallery-style picture frames. If you've got a preferred economical frame source, we'd love to hear about it. Above: Made of solid hardwood, the Wood Gallery Single Opening Frames from Pottery Barn are available in black or white with a white mat, or in espresso with an off-white mat. The frames are currently on sale for $16 to $56. We like the Set of Three Wood Gallery Single Opening Frames for $56 (they're usually $69). The three frames measure 9 by 11 inches, 11 by 13 inches, and 14 by 17 inches. Above: Ribba frames from Ikea have a 1.5-inch profile, are made of fiberboard, come with PH-neutral mats, and are available in white or black (some of the larger sizes come in additional finishes, including birch veneer, walnut effect, and aluminum). The 9-Inch-Square Ribba Frame is $9.99. Above: The 28 3/4-by-20 7/8-inch Large Rectangular Ribba Frame is $19.99. Above: The CB2 Gallery Frames feature aluminum frames with white mats; prices range from $19.95 to $39.95. Above: West Elm's Gallery Frames accommodate standard US photo sizes. Made of composite wood, the frames are available in black or white and come with a removable white mat (the larger sizes are also available in a silver-painted finish with a natural linen mat). Prices range from $12 for a 5-by-7-inch frame to $54 for the silver 18-by-24-inch frame. Above: Room & Board's Profile Frames are available in solid wood (walnut, black lacquer, white lacquer) or aluminum (with a silver or gunmetal finish). Available in five sizes, including the 8-by-10-inch Black Profile Frame for $59 and the 11-inch-square Walnut Profile Frame for $79. Prices range from $39 to $89, depending on size and finish. Above: Walnut Box Frames are made with walnut veneer and a white engineered wood mat. The frame measures 17.5 by 15.25 inches and is available with two mat options—one with a 5-by-7-inch opening and one with an 8-by-10-inch opening; $36.95 at CB2. Above: For a natural look, Blick Gallery Bamboo Frames are available in light or dark bamboo and in fifteen sizes (from 6 by 6 inches to 30 by 40 inches); prices range from $9.90 to $76.99. Above: Crate & Barrel's Brushed Silver 5-by-7-Inch Wall Frame features a brushed stainless steel frame and an off-white mat; $24.95. Above: If you're looking to add a dash of color to your gallery, consider Blick Gallery Spectrum Frames , which are available in eight colors, including red and gray (as shown). Available in 13 sizes and ranging in price from $9.79 to $28.49. N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on January 12, 2011.