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How Big Should a Sterling Silver Frame Be for a Photo?

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Decorating your home should be fun but if you want great results, it should also be a well-thought-out process. When it comes to making the best possible decisions for interior decor in your home, there is no detail that is too small to be checked up on! There are quite literally experts in every single imaginable design field, and one such field that we happen to be very interested in is the art of the sterling silver frame! If you want to add a touch of effortless sophistication and luxury to your home with the addition of silver frames, then you need to make sure that you are picking the right ones for the job. With this in mind, here are some tips for how big a sterling frame should be for a photo.

The Height Of The Picture

If you are framing a portrait photograph, then you need to consider the height of the image. You want to make sure that there is enough space both at the top and the bottom to be able to give the photo some ‘breathing room’ in the frame. The feature that sets apart a simple framed photo from a real piece of wall art is choosing a frame that offers a lot of white mount space around the image. This gives much more of a gallery feel.

How Much Space Should You Leave?

The general guide for creating a really attractive gallery-type look with a framed image is to leave between 2 and 3 inches of space around the sides between your image and the edge of the frame. This means that a photo that is 4 inches wide, needs to be placed in a frame that offers ten inches of width. If you don’t have enough room to be able to hang up everything that you want with these site recommendations, then less space is fine, even up to as little as an inch on each side. Just make sure that everything you are mounting and hanging is uniform across the gallery wall.

How Much Room Do You Have To Work With?

As hinted above, another key factor in determining how big your frames need to be is how large the wall space you are working with is. If you have lots of room to play with, then larger frames are an idea, but if the space is already tight, then you might not want to take up valuable picture room with ‘empty’ frame space. In these situations, opting for a tighter-fitting frame might be the best decision for your personal home decor.

If you are planning on adding a set of sterling silver frames to your home, then look no further than what can be found on the Sterling Silver Frame website. Take a look now to see what we have in stock, and we can guarantee that you will find something that absolutely fits the bill. We very much look forward to being able to add that final touch of design luxury to your home’s unique aesthetic!


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