The 14 Best Destinations for Cheap Picture Frames

updated Mar 30, 2023
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So, you’ve found the perfect piece of art but now you have to frame it. Whether you’ve already splurged on a work or are on a tight budget, framing is often the worst part of the decorating or art-buying process. The good news is there are plenty of destinations for buying stylish, cheap picture frames that won’t downgrade the look of your artwork or photos. From strictly online destinations dedicated to creating custom frames to popular home retailers , you’re sure to find just the right source to adorn your family photos, canvases, prints, and more.

1. Amazon

Know exactly what you’re looking for? The great thing about Amazon is that there are thousands of offerings in just the right size, material, color, and style you’re looking for at every price point. Plus, chances are, you’ll be able to get your frames within two days.

2. Frame USA

The benefit of shopping at online destination Frame USA is that it’s wholly dedicated to selling picture frames. This means you’ll enjoy excellent customer service and dedicated help in securing the perfect custom picture frame for adorning your latest vintage art find or photo from your honeymoon.

3. Wayfair

Online home retailer Wayfair has a wide selection of inexpensive but attractive hanging frames, many in the $20-$40 range. This is a retailer where knowing exactly what you want pays off—the sheer number of options can be overwhelming if you don’t already have an idea in mind.

4. Urban Outfitters

Lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters doesn’t have a huge variety of hanging frames, but the ones they do have are trendy and unique for jazzing up a gallery wall. Check out the wooden dowel hangers and the album frames, along with more traditional slender wood frames that start at just $39.

5. Target

The in-store offerings can be hit or miss depending on inventory and demand (especially when college students head back to school), so you’ll want to check out Target’s site to find the ultimate frame. Narrow down your search by browsing the tried and true Target brands, such as Project 62, which has popular narrow, contemporary frames, or Threshold, which has more rustic options.

6. Walmart

If you are in the market for basic frames, look no further than Walmart. You can find everything from simple poster frames in any size you could need, plus lots of options for sets priced under $15.

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7. Michaels

With frequent sales on top of already good prices, craft stores like Michaels are a good bet for sourcing affordable frames. Check out the Studio Décor Belmont line which offers options in several colors, including white, black, red, and teal, and plenty of sizes — many of which are under $30.

8. CB2

Modern furniture store CB2 has dozens of gallery frame options in a range of styles and sizes. The least expensive option is $24 for a simple white frame, but you can opt for more investment-worthy pieces here as well.

9. Overstock

You’ll find a huge selection of frames at Overstock but the best value can be found with the large poster frames, most of which are in the $20-$50 range. There are also plenty of options for frame sets if you’re looking to buy in bulk on a budget.

10. IKEA

The RIBBA frame is a budget-friendly classic: simple, unadorned, and available in a variety of colors and sizes (including sometimes hard-to-find square shapes). However, just about any of IKEA’s frame options are a good bet with prices starting at just $3.99.

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11. Posterhanger by Jørgen Møller

The Posterhanger by Jørgen Møller  is a great solution for putting together a collection of posters, although it doesn’t protect the artwork under glass. This look is great for small-scale pieces, but when you go big, the artwork can resemble a hanging slideshow screen.

12. H&M Home

Another clothing brand with a seriously impressive home selection, H&M Home stocks trendy options like hanging metal frames and dowel mounts. The best part? They’re all under $25.

13. World Market

If you’re looking for something that goes beyond the basics, World Market is a great destination for globally inspired picks. The site stocks an eclectic array of frames in a variety of sizes and materials to bring some pizzazz  to a table, wall, or built-in shelving system.

14. Kohl’s

The home department at Kohl’s is another great source for affordable frames. One of the most affordable picture frames on the market is the Malden Great Value Basic Frame, which comes in 10 colors and starts at just $1.50.