Photographs, paintings, and other forms of visual art can all benefit greatly from the addition of a thoughtfully chosen frame. There are practical considerations, of course. Frames allow you to prop up or hang an image and display it to visitors. They also protect their contents from dust and damage.
However, the right choice can add nuance to the piece in question. Depending on the frame’s style — gold, silver, wood, ornate, simple, classic, contemporary, other — it could be bold, classy, quaint, warm, or something else entirely. Think of them as an extra adjective to describe the feelings you get when you look at the image.
This effect can even happen to the image of the self — and we are not referring to self-portraits or selfies. Frames can have a powerful impact not just on photographs and artwork, but also on mirrors. Here is some information on mirror frames.