Picture frames come in all sorts of sizes and styles; you can buy them ready-made or have a frame made personally for you. Choosing the right frame needn’t be too overwhelming when you keep these tips in mind. Once you’ve determined the right frame size, the material is perhaps the next important factor. A wooden frame looks more traditional, while a metal frame is more contemporary and sturdier and a plastic one is the most affordable. It depends too on what you are framing; a diploma or certificate might look better in a more traditional looking frame, while you may prefer something more modern looking for a contemporary print. In general, a darker frame is more suitable for elegant or formal photos or prints, while a lighter framework better for more casual looking artworks. However, like many design rules, it’s okay to break the rules occasionally.