Being picture framers, there's one thing we know for certain - an iconic Instagram photo showcased in a square frame can transform any moment, into a masterpiece.
So to help share this inspiration with you, we've put together a few epic ideas you can use to share your favourite Insta-shots, so that you can showcase your photos like a pro!.
The Popularity of Instagram and Square Photos
As many of us realise, Instagram is a social networking phenomenon that has taking the photo industry by storm. In fact, as of 2022, Instagram reported they had over 1.2 billion users, and over 1,000 photos are uploaded every second!
However, one interesting dilemma facing many Instagram users is how to get the most from their best and favorite Instagram photos, beyond just sharing them on social media?
The solution is simple - Take your iconic Instagram photos "off your phone and into your home", by printing and displaying them.
Printing your Square Instagram Photos
Firstly, some of you may not know how to get your Instagram photos from your phone and onto a printer. There are numerous photo retailers that now print in square sizes. We recommend professional quality photo retailers like Camera House, Ted's Cameras or Harvey Norman who can print square shaped photos for you to a high standard.
Even if you cannot source a photo printing option in a square size, you can still print your photos in a standard rectangular format, which you can easily trim down later.
Framing Options for Instagram Photo Prints
Once you have successfully printed your square-shaped Instagram photos, there are a variety of simply ways you can creatively display your photos in a picture frame.
1. Square Photo Frames
Square photo frames have become increasingly popular in the age of Instagram, and for good reason. Not only do they perfectly complement the square format of most Instagram photos, but they also add a unique touch to any space or gallery wall. With their clean lines and minimalist design, square frames effortlessly elevate your photos to works of art.
If you want your Instagram photos and memories featured in their best possible format, then nothing beats a square photo frame.
Profile Australia offers a wide variety of deluxe square photo frames which feature gallery style, acid-free matboards. Our square frames in several different sizes and popular colours such as black, white and even natural oak timber.
If you have taken the trouble to print your square photos in larger sizes, then we definitely recommend displaying them in a quality, Australian made large square photo frame from Profile Australia.
When you upsize to a large square frame, you give your photos the attention they deserve. The larger frame can create a bold visual statement, making a lasting impression on anyone who lays eyes on it. Whether it's a breathtaking landscape, a candid moment frozen in time, or an artistic composition that speaks volumes, the large square frame amplifies its impact.
2. Square Shadow Box Frames
Square shadow box frames are a must-have for any Instagram enthusiast looking to elevate their photo displays. These frames offer a unique and modern way to showcase your favorite memories by creating depth and dimension that traditional frames simply cannot achieve. The three-dimensional nature of these frames allows you to add an artistic touch to your photos, making them truly stand out on any wall.
One of the greatest advantages of square shadow box frames is their versatility. While they work beautifully with photographs, they can also be used to display other mementos such as ticket stubs, postcards, or even small trinkets that hold special meaning.
3. Insta-Square Collage Photo Frames
If you’re an avid Instagram user, you know that the square frame is the classic layout for showcasing your photos. But why stick to just one photo when you can create a stunning collage of images with Insta-Square Collage Photo Frames? These genius and unique frames allow you to combine multiple photos into one cohesive piece of art, adding depth and dimension to your Instagram feed.
Not only do these wooden square frames give your photos a fresh and dynamic look, they also allow you to tell a story in a single frame. Instead of scrolling through multiple posts on a small phone, your family and friends can now see all the highlights of an event or holiday in just one glance on your wall.
Profile's popular collection of Insta-Square Collage Photo Frames feature square multi-opening windows in a variety of attractive grid patterns, to create eye-catching and fun photo arrangements of your favourite Instagram photo memories.
Tell your story! These designer multi photo square frames are perfect for displaying photos for your holidays, family moments, birthdays and other special life events.
Mix and match your photos to create your own curated collection of moments and memories. These square multi photo frames are also available in different colours and sizes to suit your style! Bring your favourite collection of Instagram photos to life with a unique, multi-window square collage photo frame.
- Read our blog - 8 Reasons Why People Love Collage Photo Frames
4. Square Salon Hang Gallery Photo Wall
One of the most creative and visually appealing ways to display your Instagram photos is through a square salon hang gallery photo wall. Unlike traditional frames that can sometimes feel limiting, square frames offer a unique and modern twist to showcase your favorite memories. With their symmetrical shape, square frames create a balanced and cohesive look when arranged together in a salon-style gallery wall.
The beauty of a square salon hang gallery photo wall is the endless possibilities it provides for arranging your photos. You can experiment with different layouts by mixing and matching various frame sizes and orientations, creating an eye-catching visual display. For those who love symmetry and order, you can opt for a grid-like arrangement with equal-sized squares neatly aligned in rows and columns.
On the other hand, if you prefer an eclectic look, try arranging the frames asymmetrically to add some interest to your wall.
Another advantage of using square picture frames for your Instagram photos is how they enhance the aesthetics of each individual picture. The clean lines and sharp angles of square frames make every image stand out more prominently, drawing attention to the details in every shot. Whether it's a breathtaking landscape or a close-up portrait, square frames provide an elegant backdrop that elevates each photo's visual impact.
Wall displays of large square frames can enhance your interior décor and can tell wonderful pictorial stories of your travel journeys, your relationship, your children growing up or perhaps your extended family.
Profile has created a special range of 'Instagram inspired' gallery photo wall frame sets, which are available in a range of square multi-frame style options. These include popular finishes including black and white, as well as beautiful timber stains such as Polar Birch, Stone Ash timber and also Chestnut. See our popular Polar Birch square gallery photo frame set demonstrated in this grid format salon hang below:
Don't underestimate the transformative power of incorporating square salon hang gallery photo walls into your home decor scheme. With their versatility and ability to showcase Instagram photos beautifully in any space or style, they truly are genius pieces that can breathe new life into your picture-perfect memories.
For more inspiration for displaying Instagram photos in Square Frame Collage Photo Wall Displays like this - read our blog:
- Read our Blog - How to Easily Create a Square Frame Collage Photo Wall Display
Popular Square Frame Sizes
When it comes to displaying your Instagram photos, square frames are the perfect choice. Not only do they add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your images, but they also allow you to showcase your creativity in a unique way. But which square frame sizes are the most popular among photographers and Instagram enthusiasts?
One of the most common square frame sizes is 8x8 inches (20x20cm). This size is perfect for showcasing a single photo or creating a collage of multiple images. It provides enough space to highlight the details of your photos while still being compact enough to fit on any wall or shelf. Our popular 10x10 inch (25x25cm) Elegant black square frame features a deluxe double mat to perfectly display an 8x8inch photo.
Another popular square frame size is 12x12 inches (30x30cm). This larger size is great for making a bold statement with your Instagram photos. Whether you choose to display a striking landscape shot or an artistic composition, this size allows you to capture attention and draw viewers into your world. Our large 16x16 inch (40x40cm) Decorator white square frame features a double-layered white mat board, to best suit a 12x12in square photo.
If you're looking for something even bigger, 24x24 inches (61x61cm) may be the perfect option for you. This size is ideal for creating stunning gallery walls or showcasing one impactful image as the centerpiece of a room. The larger dimensions offer more room for detail and texture, allowing you to truly bring your Instagram photos to life. Our large square frames can accommodate images up to 61cm wide.
Here's a helpful square frame size conversion chart which covers the most common sizes, so that you can convert your square photo dimensions from either inches or metric centimeters.
Square frame size in inches
Exact square photo size in cm
Similar square metric size
|3 x 3
|7.6 x 7.6 cm
|8 x 8 cm
|4 x 4
|10.2 x 10.2 cm
|10 x10 cm
|5 x 5
|12.7 x 12.7 cm
|13 x 13 cm
|6 x 6
|15.2 x 15.2 cm
|15 x 15 cm
|7 x 7
|17.8 x 17.8 cm
|17 x 17 cm
|8 x 8
|20.3 x 20.3 cm
|20 x 20 cm
|10 x 10
|25.4 x 25.4 cm
|25 x 25 cm
|12 x 12
|30.5 x 30.5 cm
|30 x 30 cm
|14 x 14
|35.5 x 35.5 cm
|35 x 35 cm
|16 x 16
|40.6 x 40.6 cm
|40 x 40 cm
|20 x 20
|50.8 x 50.8 cm
|50 x 50 cm
|24 x 24
|60.9 x 60.9 cm
|61 x 61 cm
Ultimately, choosing the right square frame size depends on your personal preference and the effect that you want to achieve with your Instagram photos. Whether you opt for a smaller size like 8x8 inches or go all out with a bigger format like 24x24 inches, our range of timber square frames provide endless possibilities.
Choosing the Best Square Frames in Australia
Selecting square frames for your Instagram photos involves more than just finding something that fits visually—it's about choosing quality materials, considering square frame sizes based on desired impact, paying attention to the frame style, and deciding on colors that highlight elements within your pictures.
When it comes to quality, Profile is Australia's #1 option. With our commitment to excellence, Profile square frames are proudly made in Sydney, Australia and meticulously crafted using the best quality materials that are also eco-sustainable. We take pride in offering a lifetime guarantee on all our timber square frame styles, ensuring the preservation of your priceless moments for years to come.
Whether it's a simple, small square photo frame or a complete multi-frame gallery wall display, a Profile square picture frame will provide the perfect solution for immortalizing your favourite collection of Instagram photos.
Square photo frames are more than just simple accessories for displaying your Instagram photos; they have the power to transform them into stunning pieces of artwork. Whether you choose to create collages or experiment with unconventional prints and designs, these frames offer endless ways to showcase and celebrate memories in a visually appealing manner. So go ahead – think outside the box (or rather inside it) with square frames!