How To Find The Right Sized Wooden Picture Frame

Your home is a portal into your life. With snapshots of memories and achievements, plus plenty of your unique style, it’s a space for you to enjoy with loved ones.

Whether you’ve just moved into a new place or are mid-way through your home decor journey, creating a welcoming, personal space should be top of the agenda. Decorating with framed pictures is the perfect place to start.

Framing your photos, art, certificates and more not only preserves them for years to come, but also provides a luxe finish. You can keep your precious items free of scuffs, folds and water damage, whilst oozing style. As one of the only UK retailers to offer real glass front glazing, our products’ durability is matched by high quality scratch resistance for crystal clear viewing. 

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Opt for natural wood frames for a rustic feel. Grey, black, and white offer a contemporary look that suits a range of interior design styles. Wooden picture frame sets are perfect for creating striking gallery walls as a centrepiece for your room. 

Abstract House handcrafts solid wood picture frames using sustainable materials, meaning they’re exclusively from FSC certified sources. When you buy our products, you’re also helping to preserve our planet’s forests.

Frames to fit A5 Pictures

A5 size is great for creating smaller areas of interest in your home, such as on shelves and the fronts of fireplaces, whilst still being able to enjoy every detail of the image. They’re also ideal for featuring photographs in a mixed media gallery wall, or to create a whole photo gallery wall.  

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This size suits postcards, amateur holiday snaps, and every day family, friends or couples photos. A5 photo frames are perfect for all your sentimental snippets.

Our 21 x 30xcm picture frames fit A5 pictures when used with a white mount. Having an additional border for your picture can make it appear brighter and larger, whilst creating the illusion of professional photography and framing. 

A4 Wooden Picture Frames

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Standard A4 size (also 21 x 30cm) is one of the most popular picture frame sizes. Its versatility makes it suitable for everything from family photos, children’s drawings and school photos, to small posters and art prints.

Frames of this size also make wonderful letterbox gifts, particularly if it contains a precious memory shared by yourself and the recipient. Perhaps you picked up a street artist’s drawing on a trip to Paris and will now gift it to your travel companion. Or maybe a grandparent would love a keepsake from a graduation ceremony, or will treasure that very flattering drawing your young child did of them.

If you’re wanting to print your own photos or posters, make sure the resolution is high enough to not look blurry or pixelated at this size. Your local print shop should be able to advise you on picture quality.

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Using a white mount with A4 sizes adds sophistication, but means your frame will be a bit larger than your picture size and take up more space. Our 30 x 40cm frames fit A4 size when paired with a textured passe-partout.

A3 Wooden Picture Frames

As another very popular mid-sized frame, A3 makes an impact in smaller spaces. Our traditional, yet modern frames come in an A3 size without a mount, or you can choose a larger 40 x 50cm frame to include the white border.

Wedding photos, landscape photos, professional travel photos, pregnancy portraits, and wall art would all suit this size. Make your piece the focal point of your kitchen, bathroom, or home office; spaces that are usually more cluttered, but still enhanced by beautiful wall decor.

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For a quirky but practical look, you can even frame your A3 sized calendar. Using a wipeable marker on the glass instead of straight onto the calendar keeps it crisp and creaseless for longer. Who knew organisation could look so good?

A2 Wooden Picture Frames

Large wooden picture frames with A2 sized pictures are ideal for making a statement, either as a solo piece or part of a gallery wall. These could include eye catching keepsakes such as fine art prints, tapestries and commemorative photos. 

Large A2 frames look perfect above a sofa, dining room table, fireplace, or in the master bedroom. They’re truly eye catching, without outcompeting your furniture for size.

Our Largest Picture Frames

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Outside of standard paper sizing there is also a range of print and picture frame sizes to choose from. Our 70 x 100cm frames fit 60 x 90cm pictures when using a white mount, which is most closely comparable to A1 size.

Expansive pieces aren’t for everyone, but if you’re looking for jaw-dropping framed artwork then this is the size for you. Such large wall decor is a ideal for original art and art prints with delicate details, like prints of oil and watercolour paintings or works of Impressionism and Pointillism. 

Tips For Choosing Picture Frame Sizes

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01 - Consider the size of your space. You might love the sound of a huge print, but if it doesn’t physically fit or overwhelms your room - making it look smaller and more cluttered - then you might end up disappointed.

Always measure the blank area you want to fill before deciding on frames and their contents. For smaller rooms, consider choosing smaller frame sizes or framing without a mount to save on space.

02 - When choosing a frame for an existing picture, photo, or artwork, make sure you know its dimensions. Then, look over any descriptions of products carefully, as some retailers name them according to actual frame size and others by the picture size when used with a mount. 

03 - If choosing a frame without a mount, you also want to compare the width of the moulding to your picture. If your picture has a 2cm bleed (the border around the image), for example, then 1.5cm wide moulding will leave a white edge that could look unsightly. 

If you have an image with a tiny bleed, such as our Infinity Art Prints Collection, then you need to think about covering as little of your picture as possible without compromising on the quality of the frame. The moulding on one of our wooden picture frames has a 22mm wide and 22mm deep profile with natural wood grain, striking the perfect balance between sturdiness and style.

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With an array of frames on offer, our guide will help you select the best sizes for your pictures, space, and style.