“Something old, something new,” isn’t just an old adage about what a bride should have for her wedding day. It’s also good advice for creating a space that isn’t just well-decorated, but gives the sense that someone actually lives there. Framed photos of friends, family, or a favorite getaway are the easiest (and quickest) way to incorporate that “something old” into a room. For many of us, we have plenty of photos — but not nearly enough frames. If that’s the case for you, look to this roundup of our favorite frames currently for sale at Viyet. If not? These designer frames also make a well-appreciated gift:
Why we love it: The tortoiseshell frame inset is striking, yet is classic enough that it won’t distract from the photo displayed within. Plus, the shades of warm brown tend to enhance any color nearby, an optical trick that will enhance a color photograph.
Why we love it: Double the photo display space is twice as nice in this exquisite frame by AERIN. You can tell a story by pairing together wedding and milestone anniversary photos (or engagement and wedding photos), or by simply displaying two portraits of treasured people in your life.
Why we love it: It’s all in the unique details of this antique desk frame. Here, petite gilt depictions of wreaths, an eagle, and classical figurines lend a stately air to any photo. The frame’s size also lends a little visual “heft” to a 5″x8″ photo (the outer dimensions of the frame measure 8.75″ x 13.5″).
Why we love it: Another beautifully detailed antique, this frame pairs gilt bronze decorative accents against an ivory silk back for a stunning material contrast. Like the above frame, the exterior dimensions give a photo a bit more presence. The outer measurements are 10.50″ x 14.50″ (with a 6.5″ x 9″ oval opening).
Why we love it: Double up on the nostalgia factor by putting your favorite black and white photo into this circa-1960s frame, which features a dimensional knot motif. Time has enhanced the leather on the frame, giving it unique imperfections and a subtle patina that add further interest.