Your Ultimate IKEA Frame Sizes Photo Print Guide


Print For Fun is the premier online photo printing shop in Singapore. Have an IKEA frame in mind but unsure of its print size? By the end of this ultimate IKEA Frame Sizes Photo Print , 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.


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.

ikea photo frame Hemmingsbo Frame

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?

IKEA frame sizes – What To Look for?

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:

ikea photo frame 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 Frame Sizes Photo Print Guide (Matboard)

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

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

Do A4 fit 30×40 frame?

Yes it does! You need to select the 30×40 frame that come with a mount. Eg, the Ribba frame 30x40cm. Please note that there are other 30×40 photo frames that do not come with a mount.

Ikea A3 frame

Ikea does not sell in A sizes. They sell their frames according to their own size chart. A3 size is 29.7cm x 42cm. Ikea does not have a frame that size, but they have something close and that is 30cm x 40cm frame. You can buy that frame from Ikea and print a 30cm x 40cm photo print from us.

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).

ikea photo frame white with border

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

Don’t want to use the mat board? Sure!

Sometimes you want found an ikea frame of the right size and colour, but the mat board does not really suit your needs. You want to create a collage of prints for example, and ditch the mat board to use the full height and width of the frame. You can do that. Here’s an example:

Ikea 23cmx 50cm Ribba frame

You can choose to use the frame for 3 pictures 13×18 cm or 1 picture 50×23 cm. But what if I want to display more photos?

So Print For Fun comes into the picture with our collage maker tools. Simply select ikea poster collage 23cm x 50cm and you can drag and drop your photos. The print out will be exact fit to your ikea ribba frame! Best of both worlds.

Thickness of frame profiles

As you select your favourite photo frame, and trying to match the colours to your wall, bear in mind the there are different thickness to the photo frames. Some are thin and some are beveled and thick. However, the size of the frame profile does not play a part in affecting the size of the photo print. We have many customers making the mistake of measuring the frame from end to end. Always measure the wooden backing or the acrylic cover to have an accurate measurement of the print size.

Do The Colours of Frames Matter?

Once you’ve selected the suitable ikea photo 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.

collage of photo frames

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 Frame Sizes. 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.

What If My Image Doesn’t Fit The Standard IKEA Frame 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 🙂

ikea photo frame 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!

ikea photo frame KNOPPÄNG Collage frame for 5 photos, black
Source: IKEA

Dont want Ikea Frames?

There are also options for Poster Hangers. These hangers from Ikea measure 40cm / 61cm in width. This gives you options and flexibility to vary the height of the image. Let’s say for any reason your image is odd size and you have trouble finding a standard size frame to fit it. This poster hanger is best suited to display your photos or art work.

Poster hanger

Us at Print For Fun also have our own version of wooden hangers and they come in more sizes, namely 21cm, 30cm, 40cm, 50cm. Ours have a hanging loop at the top bar for you to hang off a hook or a screw. We have a product that is created for the 21cm width hanger, and it matches the wooden hanger very nicely. Explore our jumbo photostrip product here.

Print For Fun Wooden Hanger

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!

If you still need help, do get in touch with us by contacting us at [email protected] Till our next post, cheers!!!!!!