Your Ultimate IKEA Frame Photo Print Size Guide

Frames

Have an IKEA frame in mind but unsure of its print size? By the end of this ultimate IKEA Frame Photo Print Size Guide, all of your doubts will be cleared! Note that this guide is for single frames only.

Let’s begin by going through the things you should look out for when shopping for frames in IKEA for your Photo Prints.

MOUNTING (MATBOARD)

A mount, also known as mat board or mat for short, is a white piece of board that comes with the frame. However, not all IKEA frames come with a mat board. For example, IKEA’s ‘Fiskbo’ model. The images attached below show how the frames look like with and without a mat board.

Hemmingsbo Frame
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Spice up your framing with the matboard! This additional touch of style may be just what you need to light your photo print up 🙂 Photo labels are also attached to the photo frames to serve as a guide to the sizes it can hold.

There are frames that include the mount, and frames that do not. Wait, but what is a mount?

What To Look for When Shopping for IKEA frames

Every quirky-named IKEA Frame comes with a label. These labels contain information such as the name of the model and the size of photos that would fit.

According to the label, if you wish to display your photo to fit the full-frame, it would be 23cm by 23cm. If you want to make use of the mat board, it would be 13cm by 13cm. The labels can be found in the photo frames themselves so you don’t have to crack your head to figure out the different sizes!

Ribba packaging

This is how your photos would look like in a ‘Ribba’ frame with and without the matboard.

With mount
With mount
Without Mount
Without mount

Remember to tape your photos down to the mat board to keep it in place! Tape the back of your photos instead to avoid ruining the picture.

Taping process
Tape your photo print to the back of the mount

More information, such as the size of the frame and matboard, are provided on the IKEA website.

Here’s a breakdown of what the different measurements refer to:

Ribba breakdown
Ribba breakdown

We strongly advise you to print your photos according to the dimensions provided by IKEA. The measurements are inclusive of a small allowance that is meant to help your photo fit nicely into the frame.

To make things easier for you, we’ve come up with a table indicating the size your photos should be printed in (with and without the use of a mat board) for your reference.

IKEA Photo Print Size Guide (Matboard)

RECTANGLE FRAME SIZE (Main Label)PHOTO SIZE
WITH Matboard (No Mount)WITHOUT Matboard (Mount)
8cm x 12cm (~3R)8cm x 12cm (~3R)
10cm x 15cm (4R)8cm x 12cm (~3R)10cm x 15cm (4R)
13cm x 18cm (5R)10cm x 15cm (4R)13cm x 18cm (5R)
21cm x 30cm (A4)13cm x 18cm (5R)21cm x 30cm (A4)
30cm x 40cm (~A3)21cm x 30cm (A4)30cm x 40cm (~A3)
40cm x 50cm30cm x 40cm (~A3)40cm x 50cm
50cm x 70cm40cm x 50cm50cm x 70cm
61cm x 91cm (~A1)50cm x 70cm61cm x 91cm (~A1)
23cm x 50cm21cm x 30cm (A4)23cm x 50cm

SQUARE FRAME SIZE (Main Label)PHOTO SIZE
WITH Matboard (No Mount)WITHOUT Matboard (Mount)
10cm x 10cm10cm x 10cm
13cm x 13cm10cm x 10cm13cm x 13cm
20cm x 20cm10.5cm x 10.5cm20cm x 20cm
23cm x 23cm13cm x 13cm23cm x 23cm
32cm x 32cm20cm x 20cm32cm x 32cm

Should I use Matboards?

Matboards are generally used when displaying portrait photos. This is because matboard helps the photos to stand out while bringing more attention to the main subject.

Balancing the size of the photos and the frames is also an important factor to consider. In some cases, it may be better to not use a matboard. However, for larger spaces and bigger frames, the use of a mat board can make your photo look more artistic. 

Do note that not all matboards are created equal. Therefore, it may be a better idea to create a white digital border around your photo prints instead! This allows you to achieve the look of having a matboard without uneven sides.

Take a look below. Left (with mat board). Right (with digital border).

Looking to print your photos for the IKEA frames that you already have? Head over to our photo printing service website to find a product that best suits your needs! Check out this page for our IKEA Photo Frame Size.

Do The Colours of Frames Matter?

Once you’ve selected the suitable frame sizes for your photo prints, the next step is to choose the right colour to enhance and complement your interior space.

Black and white frames (the most common solid-coloured frames) can truly underscore the beauty of the photo prints when used appropriately. Both are modern in feel and sleek in appearance.

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Black frames for photo prints helps to highlight features and creates a striking contrast against white walls/furniture which draws attention.

Whereas white frames, they tend to make the darkness in photo prints stand out and complement most indoor designs and colours. It’s a go-to colour for the majority!

Apart from the 2 basic neutral frame colours, there are a lot of more options for you to choose from! Green….pink….yellow…There’s a colour for everyone 🙂

Picture Frame Express

Here are 2 tips to guide you in achieving your desired photo:

  1. Avoid frames that are the same colour as the main subject of your photo print: This is to ensure that the frame does not overpower the photo’s central point and steal all of its attention away.
  2. Think carefully about the wall colour: Avoid frame colours that clash with the decorations at home. No pink frames on pink walls, no white frames on white walls!

At the end of the day, all of this boils down to personal taste 🙂 There’s never a right colour frame for a photo print! It’s all up to you.

Large Premium Photo Prints to Meet Your Style and Aesthetic

Thinking of adding that exciting spark to your home or office wall? You need to give our Large Premium Photo Prints a try! What’s more, they come in standard sizes from A1 to A4 that will cater to your existing IKEA Frames. We are specialised in large format printing and with our expertise, we are confident of providing you with the HIGHEST-QUALITY photo printing service, that you won’t find anywhere else! This includes mounting and framing options.

premium dog print with hanger

What If My Image Doesn’t Fit The IKEA Standard Photo Sizes?

Need a size for a large print that is not available? You can customize yours today with our Premium Prints Custom Size Order Form. No matter what photo you’re looking to bring to life, we can give you the perfect print! From custom-sized borders to jumbo photo prints, our custom sized order form is just what you should be looking for next!

Need More Frames? Opt For IKEA’s Collage Photo Frames!

With the increasing trend of hanging photo wall collages, don’t let your photo prints go a waste! IKEA has launched a new set of wall photo collage frames that allows you to brighten up your home with your favourite memories and artwork. Whether it’s a large wall photo to be placed above the sofa or small photo print frames for a gallery wall in the hall, IKEA has a variety of selections for you to choose from 🙂

VÄXBO Collage frame for 8 photos, white, 13x18 cm
Source: IKEA

A key feature of this frameset is its practicality! Tired of the old photo prints? Just swap them out at any time you like! No hassle. So simple!

KNOPPÄNG Collage frame for 5 photos, black
Source: IKEA

Alternatives For IKEA’s Collage Photo Frames!

Not a big fan of IKEA? In the mood for new frames decorations? Then check our 10 gallery wall design frames out! Printed on high-quality semi-gloss paper, our frames come with a border mounting and a set-up guide!  

Find one that’s just right for your home today!

We hope that you’ve found this IKEA Frame Guide useful! If you still need help, do get in touch with us by contacting us at cs.printforfun@gmail.com Till our next post, cheers!!!!!!