What Are Different Sizes Picture Frames Available

What Are The Different Sizes Of Picture Frames Available?

Are you looking to revamp your home and make it more welcoming? Are you interested in adding a personal touch to your living spaces?

Well, adding a few family pictures might just do the trick. Framed prints add a personal welcoming touch to your home that few other decorative ornaments can. However, the size of the picture matters a great deal.

With that in mind, it is essential to learn about the various sizes of picture frames.

While there is an extensive range of picture frame sizes (ranging from 4×6 to 27×41), we will explore some of the more popular photo frame sizes on the market, including:

  • 4×6″ frame
  • 5×7″ frame
  • 8×10″ frame
  • 8.5×11″ frame
  • 11×14″ frame
  • 16×20″ frame
  • 20×30″ frame
  • 22×32″ frame
  • 24×36″ frame

4×6 Frame

This is a standard frame size for 35mm photographs. The frame and the photos used therein are perfectly sized for a wide variety of subjects, including abstract art and family photos.

5×7 Frame

A 5×7 frame can be used to frame pictures up to 5×7 without a mat. This is a popular frame size owing to the popularity of 5×7 prints, which is suitable for photos with people as the main subject.

As such, if you want a frame for your work desk or bedside table, this is the perfect frame to purchase.

8×10 Frame

The 8×10 frame is another popular frame size as it makes it possible to mat your pictures.

While prints with an 8×10 size are commonplace and widespread (group photo and graduation pictures), the vast majority of the 8×10 frame buyers use it to frame 5×7 photos, leaving ample matting space.

8.5×11 Frame

The 8.5×11 frame is used to frame certificates, documents, and diplomas. However, you could still use the frame for pictures.

For instance, if you have an 8×7 print and you want some matting, this frame is the most appropriate frame to use.

11×14 Frame

The 11×14 frame is also used to frame 8×10 pictures, providing a larger mat than the 8.5×11 frame. The larger mat highlights the picture a tad more. Moreover, you could still use the frame for an 11×14 image.

16×20 Frame

A 16×20 picture can be considered as a small poster. As such, ensure the print is high-quality and does not appear pixilated if you are will frame a 16×20 print.

That said, the vast majority of users will purchase this frame for smaller sized pictures. For instance, it is common to frame an 11×14 picture using this frame if you want a lot of matting.

20×30 Frame, 22×32 Frame, and 24×36 Frame

These frame sizes can be considered poster sizes. As such, they will be the centre of attention where ever you place one. As such, this frame is best used to frame impactful pictures such as landscape photos.

You can also use the frame for office or boardroom posters. Keep in mind that some of these frame sizes do not leave any space for a mat.

As such, if you want to offset for your photos, you should purchase a frame designed with a mat or several layers of mat in mind – that is, a frame larger than your print size.


Whether you are looking for a frame for photos to place on your office desk or a frame destined for your wall, size matters. After all, the picture is meant to look good and spruce up your indoor space.

It is, therefore, essential to have an appropriately sized frame for your photographs. If you’re looking for the best store in Sydney for your photo frames, then look no further than Photoland.

We offer a complete range of products and services from print photos and scanning, right through to picture framing and photo albums.

Please call us today on (02) 9235 1933 or contact us via our website.


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