Picture your grandparents’ house and feel the warmth of cozy memories settling around you. We’re willing to bet your grandparents had framed photos on the wall, and staring up at those faces of loved ones brought joy to both you and your family. That’s because being surrounded by smiling memories is a fantastic way to build comfort in a home, whether you’re a grandparent or not.
Unfortunately, printing photos is at an all-time low thanks to modern technology. Why frame it when you can Instagram it, right? But even when framing is an option, it’s not only expensive, but difficult. The shop down the street isn’t exactly cheap, and lugging your artwork is anything but convenient.
Luckily, some companies are putting modern technology to good use to bring back framed wall art. Online framing services now allow you to upload photos, pick out a custom-made frame and have it all delivered straight to your door. The only thing you have to worry about is how to hang it on your wall. These services work for both photos and pre-existing art, which you simply mail in to the framing warehouse.
Whether you frame photos for your statement wall or you give them as a gift to friends and family, these are the 8 best online framing services for making your life a little easier this year.
Framebridge makes things simple. All you have to do is pick your frame from the online catalogue (with prices starting at $39), upload the picture you want in the frame or send the piece you want displayed and wait for your piece to be mounted and sent back. It really is that simple. You’ll find an impressive range of frames, ensuring there’s a style to suit your needs, no matter whether you’re framing your vacation pics, your diploma or your child’s latest masterpiece.
Keepsake offers a quick, easy and affordable way to print and frame those photos eating up space on your phone. Simply download the app, upload your photo and select your frame. Prices start at just $15, making this the most affordable option on our list. All the Keepsake frames are also handmade in the USA.
3. Frame It Easy
EASIEST TO USE
If you struggle to see what something is going to look like in the frame you’ve picked out, turn to the Frame It Easy service. This super simple program allows you to upload the photo you want framed or a photo of the artwork you need displayed, and then it shows you what your piece will look like in the various frames available. Prices start at just $19.50, and this company has 15 years of experience framing masterpieces both big and small.
4. American Frame
BEST FOR PRINTING AND FRAMING
Whether you’re a budding photographer or you just want to adorn your walls with some of your favorite photos from your last vacation, American Frame has got you covered. Getting high-quality prints of your images is as easy as uploading your desired image and choosing between the numerous printing options available. Choices include paper, canvas and specialties like aluminum and Plexiglas. Finally, choose your frame, and you’re good to go.
BEST FRAME STYLES
Frameology offers a simple and beautiful interface for printing and framing your photos. The company prides itself on staying on top of current interior design trends to bring you the most stylish frames on the market. A few of their more popular styles include simple white frames with white mats, a natural wooden frame and a more modern thin black frame with clear glass matting. While you’ll certainly be tempted to order these frames for your own home, they also make great gifts for loved ones and family.
6. Artifact Uprising
BEST FOR KEEPSAKES
Artifact Uprising provides an easy way to lock all of your most important memories into beautifully printed products. Whether it’s a wedding day, a child’s birthday or even just a great weekend away, you’ll find albums, calendars, standard frames and more on which to print your photos and memories. These thoughtful and classy products are also a great gift idea for relatives and friends who were a part of or would love to share in your special moments.
7. Level Frames
BEST FOR GIFTING
Level Frames want to motivate you to frame all of the artwork and prints you’ve collected over the years but have never gotten around to framing and displaying. For ease of framing, they offer both a from-home service where you get the frame delivered or the option to send your artwork and photos to the company and have the experts do it all for you. As well as artwork and images, it’s also possible to frame vinyl records, which would make a great gift for the music lover in your life.
8. Simply Framed
Simply Framed provides a range of services depending on your needs. It’s possible to simply purchase frames and mount things yourself or even get them to print your work for you and send it over. Alternatively, the company can also print and frame your digital images, or you can send your physical work to them to have it custom framed before being returned. This is a professional-standard service with years of experience in the field of framing. You’ll also find Simply Framed’s Instagram account provides loads of inspiration when it comes to picking out a frame style.