Decorating with empty picture frames can be a great way to add a little personality and interest to your decor without spending much money at all. Empty wood frames can be picked up for a great price at thrift stores and yard sales. Many people do not see the value in something that no longer has the glass with it. You can find very basic, plain wood frames as well as ornate, decorative ones. If you plan on painting the frames, they can even be plastic or metal if you like the shape or detail.
This is my favorite picture illustrating the idea of using empty frames. In this holiday display, not just one but two frames were used to hang a tiny Putz house with some greenery and gingham bow. The house would be lost in any grand display, but in this instance it really becomes highlighted.
Using empty frames on the wall adds architectural interest, much the same as molding, but without any construction involved. This is just a random collection of different sized and shaped frames in the same color, but it really draws your eye up the stairs. It is such an easy way to fill up a bare wall.