Can Round Picture Frames Improve The Look Of My Home?

by James Bateman on January 1, 2013

roundpictureframes3Round picture frames are a wonderful way to bring life back into any room in your home. I typically stick to furniture related blog posts, but occasionally I like to change things up a bit. I enjoy going over things that can help improve the look of your home as well.

Investing in quality made picture frames can make a real difference to the overall look and feel of the room. Another interesting thing is that picture frames can also help bring up the value of your home. It is strange to think that something as small as a picture frame would help give your home value, but if a picture frame is able to improve the look of your home then it can make a genuine difference.

Importance Of Selecting The Right Photos For Your Frame

You may be wondering what are some of the best photos to use with round frames. Choosing the right photos is very important, especially if you are trying to achieve a nice style in your home. Photographs of pets are the most widely used as pictures when it comes to round frames. You can really benefit from using animals in your frame because of their small size and ability to look appealing as a photo.

Another great choice is infants. A cute photo of a baby can really look amazing in any room. Babies are mostly round already so they really look quite adorable in a round frame. This really makes them a perfect choice to be used in a round portrait.round picture frames 2

Another option is to use scenic backgrounds or landscapes. You may want to invest in a bigger frame if you plan to go this rout. The reason you will want to buy a bigger frame for nature pictures is because all the detail of the photo should be seen.

Guidelines For Choosing The Right Photo

If you plan to use a either a baby photo or one of your pets as the photograph in your frame make sure that you take note of some guidelines first. You do not want your subject to be too zoomed in on. Close up shoots can look bad when used with a round frame. This can be acceptable for pets, but for people it can make their faces look bloated and more rounded. The reason pets can look bad when zoomed in too much is because when the frame is too full it looks cramped.

round-picture-framesWhat Is The Right Size And Material For Your Picture Frame?

Round picture frames come in many different sizes and material types. The size you should go with will depend on your existing environment. You will want to match it as accurately as you can with the other furniture in the room. Your goal is to choose a frame that looks good with the photo you plan to use.

Round frames are available in wood, plastic, metal, and sometimes glass. Black plastic is probably the most commonly found frame. These can usually be found at department stores. Wooden frames can really look good in your room if you are looking for a more homely look. You will want to choose a frame that has a solid finish. You should avoid fake wood so that the frame will remain strong and stylish over time. Custom wood frames can be found online or locally. Some stores will also carry wooden frames. Do keep in mind that wooden frames tend to be more expensive than their plastic counterparts.

About James Bateman

James Bateman has written 38 post in this blog.

James is a self taught expert on furniture and furniture restoration. He also has experience in furniture sales. When he is not obsessing over furniture he loves to walk his dog Max on the beach.

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Kasey Correls January 8, 2013 at 5:41 am

Well I’m back. Love the post on rounded picture frames. I use these in my den as well as my bedroom. My parents also love these. Do you have recommendations on where to get these for a good price James?

~ – Kasey – ~

PS: I’m at work viewing your blog lol!


Mike January 14, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Love the article!!! Mirrors can also add a lot to a room. Round mirror frames are even better. Though not found everywhere, there are places online that offer fantastic deals on round or oval frames. Crone’s Custom Woodworking is one of many, for example.

I think mixing round frames among traditional rectangle frames ads a very nice touch to a room.


Kathy Miller February 5, 2013 at 8:29 pm

I just love round frames as they are so versatile. I used a round picture frame as a gift for my daughter on her wedding day and she just loved it. I also use them for paintings I like to do when I have free time. I would recommend wood because it really has a nice look to it.

Kathy M.


Kathy Miller February 5, 2013 at 8:53 pm

I did manage to check out Crones custom woodworking and they seem to have some nice custom frames available there. I will give them a try, thanks.

Kathy M.


Lizzy Mathews February 18, 2013 at 7:21 am

A round frame is pretty good for most pictures. You can get away with using an older person in one you just have to be careful that the subject isn’t too close to the edges.

~ Lizzy ~


jonathan finch February 19, 2013 at 11:45 am

Where can I find a glass rounded frame? Walmart doesn’t have any. They might on the website but I hate having to order a picture frame online, plus it may arrive broken.

I guess I will just give them a call.


goodwin February 20, 2013 at 8:56 am

They have a great glass frame at Walmart in my local store, but it is a square frame. You may want to take the time to call them and they will help you. And don’t worry about ordering online they pack it nice, and you can return it in store if it arrives broken ( I think ). Cheers!


getcarter2008 February 20, 2013 at 10:12 am

They have round picture frames made of glass in store, just look.


Anne Bankston March 29, 2013 at 1:42 am

Thanks for the article James. I just found this article actually and it really is a well written post. Hope to see more from you in the future. Until then keep up the great work James!

Anne B


Ryan F April 1, 2013 at 6:47 am

I don’t recommend glass as I have had one break and it made quite a mess.

Wood round frames are the best because they have such a nice look and style to them.

Have one custom made for you and you will be surprised at how beautiful it looks.


yorkypoo11 April 1, 2013 at 11:14 am

picture frames made of glass aren’t bad if you are careful. Just avoid them if you have young rambunctious kids. :-)


Angelika April 12, 2013 at 10:06 pm

HI. I love round frames the most as I think they work well with just about any photo.


Howard-Semor April 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I have a frame like the one pictured here in my den. I love it. I have a picture of my grandchildren in it.


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