Frames for 8×10 Prints

White Frames for 8x10 Prints
The Boathouse at Lake Louise, Vertical - Lake Louise Picture

It’s high time I update my favourite sources for frames for 8×10 prints! It’s been too long, and since so many of you have been asking, here you go!

I love searching the interwebs for simple and versatile frames and collecting them all here in a post for you. Some of these I’ve actually used, others I just admire from afar, so if you’ve tried out any of these I’d love to hear about your experience!

Frames for 8×10 prints are very easy to find, pretty much every shop that sells frames has them. It’s a popular size for gallery walls or small spaces like bathrooms, hallways, or nooks. And if you’ve got the perfect spot for an 8×10 print, definitely check out my shop >

As always, I highly recommend using a mat when you frame your photographs because it keeps your print from touching the glass, which will help it to last longer. Plus it has the added bonus of making a small piece seem larger than it is, wink, wink.

Typically you’ll be looking for an 11×14 inch frame which often comes with a mat in it ready to go for your 8×10.

Not all frames are labelled the same, some will list the frame size, others will list the mat size. So definitely make sure to read the fine print, especially if you order online.

Most frames can be hung vertically or horizontally, but you’ll want to double check the online listing or the back if you’re shopping in person.

Here in Canada my go-to sources for frames for 8×10 prints are definitely Ikea, Michaels, Homesense, and local camera shops. {For those of you stateside, Michaels is like Joann’s and Homesense is the same as Homegoods.}

As much as I adore the frames from Chapters (they’re so simple and modern, and the white is nice and bright), they just aren’t that easy to work with. Like many frames these days, they don’t use glass and instead have plexi, but their’s isn’t good. It can be hazy or stained, and I’ve seen marks on the white mats too. Plus I’m really not sure what it is, but I find it difficult to keep everything dust free when I’m assembling it. Which is too bad, because they look great on the wall!

And if you’re in the USA don’t forget about online framers Simply Framed and Framebridge. Basically, you go to their website, pick out the frame combination you like, send them your print, and they send it back framed and ready to be hung! Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy!

Now, onto the frames!

We keep our home light and airy with a tiny bit of a beach vibe, so most of our frames are white. Actually, we have quite a few of the Lifestyles White Frame from Michaels, which is #8 below. I love how a white frame not only complements my photography style, but it also just fades into our decor leaving my prints to shine.

White Frames for 8x10 Prints

1. Ikea Ribba Frame // 2. Pottery Barn Wood Gallery Frame // 3. West Elm White Gallery Frame // 4. Jysk Torger Picture frame // 5. Chapters White Gallery Frame // 6. Michaels White Belmont Frame // 7. Ikea Sondrum // 8. Michaels Lifestyles White Frame // 9. Michaels Home Collection Beadboard Frame // 10. Ikea Edsbruk Frame

One thing to watch out for when shopping for white frames is where the corners join. If I’m shopping in-store I always take the frame out of the box so I can get a good look at those seams. If they’re not lined up tightly and filled with white filler they can look cheap. Because of the lightness of the frame, these gaps can be really obvious and distracting.

Black Frames for 8x10 Prints

1. West Elm Black Gallery Frame // 2. Jysk Torger Picture Frame // 3. Ikea Ribba Frame // 4. Michaels Black Signature Frame // 5. Chapters Black Gallery Frame // 6. Pottery Barn Wide Profile Picture Frame // 7. Michaels Black Lexington Frame

Black frames are probably the most popular choice around. They’re classic, sophisticated, and modern. I know! How is that even possible?! They work with lots of different decor styles and prints, and they’re everywhere! Simple black frames are available at almost every store, so take a look around locally before you order online.

Metal Frames for 8x10 Prints

1. Ikea Lomviken Aluminum Frame // 2. West Elm Polished Rose Gold Gallery Frame // 3. West Elm Polished Brass Gallery Frame // 4. Chapters Brushed Gold Gallery Frame // 5. Chapters Slim Metallic Brass Gallery Frame // 6. Ikea Lomviken Gold Frame // 7. West Elm Polished Nickel Gallery Frame // 8. Chapters Slim Metallic Chrome Gallery Frame

Metal frames are making a come back, and I can see why! They’re a simple way to add a tiny bit of sparkle to your home, and elevate your art. And those thin ones look sharp! I’d love to see that one in the top row from West Elm in person!

Which colour frames do you use most in your home? Or do you prefer metal? And where do you typically buy yours from?

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