WE CREATED a complete guide to pairing Gallery Wallrus Art Prints with IKEA frames!
WE STARTED BY ANSWERING THE BASIC FAQ'S....
Q: Why don't Gallery Wallrus sell frames?
A: Frames are too large and heavy to for us to provide good value shipping unfortunately.
Q: Do other art sites sell frames?
A: Yes, but they are usually super expensive unfortunately, at least it's very rare to find any kind of art and frame combination online that is amazing value.
Q: So where is the best place to get frames?
A: Large homeware or DIY stores, our favorite choice being IKEA. Large retail stores can ship the frames to their stores in bulk, hence you get much better value for money. We highly recommend IKEA for great quality, choice and value frames for our worldwide customers!
Q: So why not just buy art prints with frames at IKEA?
A: Although it is certainly easier to do this, Ikea (and other retail stores) have a very limited, mainstream, and mass produced choice of artwork unfortunately.
Q: So what is the solution to finding great value, cool, unique framed artwork?
A: Pairing Gallery Wallrus artwork with IKEA frames!
WE THEN MADE A CHART WITH OUR TOP 6 PICKS.....
Here is a chart of our 6 top IKEA frame picks over a range of sizes. It shows the worldwide sizes, and prices AND the art print sizes you'll need to buy, both with and without using the matboard:
NEXT WE NARROWED IT DOWN TO 3 POPULAR SIZES AND GAVE YOU AN ABUNDANCE OF INFO....
We have picked 3 sizes from the chart: 13x18cm, 30x40cm and 61x91cm and given you an abundant amount of information including, prices, pictures and links to the products on IKEA. Also, we have listed alternative IKEA frame options (with links) of the same size. AND we have shown you example Gallery Wallrus art prints to pair with the frames, along with links, and Total price examples for the frame and artwork combo! Let's see if you can be impressed...
SMALL Wall Art Sizes
13x18 cm Frames (5x7 ")
WOW! You can pick up the very cheapest little black or white plastic picture frames for less than a buck! More specifically just £0.50 in the UK / 0.49€ in Europe, $0.49 in the USA or $0.75 in Australia. And combine with amazing value children's Gallery Wall prints, you can pick up framed wall art for just a couple of bucks! These YLLEVAD frames don't have a matboard so you can match the 13x18cm frame with a 13x18cm art print. If you are in the USA, you have the imperial measuring system so your equivalent is a 5x7" frame.
Combine with Art Prints
- More 13x18 cm frame options for UK: KNOPPÄNG, RIBBA, HOVSTA, EDSBRUK, SÖNDRUM, SILVERHÖJDEN with mount option. FISKBO without mount.
- More 13x18 cm frame options for Europe: KNOPPÄNG, RIBBA, HOVSTA, EDSBRUK, SÖNDRUM, SILVERHÖJDEN, HIMMELSBY with mount option. FISKBO without mount.
- More 13x18 cm frame options for Australia: SILVERHÖJDEN, HIMMELSBY, RIBBA, KNOPPÄNG, HOVSTA, EDSBRUK with mount option. FISKBO without mount.
- More 5x7 " frame options for USA: RIBBA, HOVSTA, SILVERHÖJDEN, SÖNDRUM, EDSBRUK, KNOPPÄNG with mount option. FISKBO without mount.
MEDIUM Print Sizes
30x40 cm Frames (12x16 ")
Check out the KNOPPÄNG 30x40cm frame for a minimalist look and amazing value! Check them out in your location, they're only £5 in the UK / 5.84€ in Europe, $9.99 in the USA or $12.99 in Australia. Use KNOPPÄNG frames with 21x30 cm art prints with mount OR if you don't want to use the matboard, you'll need 30x40cm art prints. If you are in the USA, you have the imperial measuring system so your equivalent is a 12x16" frame.
Combine with a Famous Abstract artwork from Gallery Wallrus
LOOK AT this affordable way to get an abstract framed wall art by using these famous 1960's Wassily Kandinsky wall art prints. Don't forget to visit our web site for more wall art prints!
You can get this stunning framed wall art with cool color palettes with a great price! If you would like to level up your home's vibe with design focused style, please also check out the Rachel's Cool Californian Beach House Collection! Order the IKEA frames online or Pick up in your local store to combine with art prints from Gallery Wallrus (with free global shipping! ✈)
AND here are more 30x40cm IKEA frame options worldwide:
- More 30x40 cm frame options for UK: KNOPPÄNG, RIBBA, HOVSTA, EDSBRUK, LOMVIKEN, SÖNDRUM, SILVERHÖJDEN with mount option.
- More 30x40 cm frame options for Europe: KNOPPÄNG, RIBBA, HOVSTA, EDSBRUK, SÖNDRUM, SILVERHÖJDEN, LOMVIKEN with mount option. FISKBO without mount.
- More 30x40 cm frame options for Australia: SILVERHÖJDEN, LOMVIKEN, RIBBA, KNOPPÄNG, HOVSTA, EDSBRUK with mount option. FISKBO without mount.
- More 12x16 " frame options for USA: RIBBA, SILVERHÖJDEN, EDSBRUK, KNOPPÄNG with mount option. FISKBO without mount.
LARGE Print Sizes
61x91 cm Frames (24x35 ¾ ")
Get inspired with this amazing classic large RIBBA frame, perfect for a large focal point on your wall. 61x91cm is the largest AND most popular size of IKEA frames. Check them out in your location, they're only £19 in the UK / 19.49€ in Europe, $19.99 in the USA or $39.99 in Australia. Use RIBBA frames with 50x70cm art prints with matboard or with 60x90cm art prints without mount. If you are in the USA, you have the imperial measuring system so your equivalent is a 24x35 ¾" frame.
*TIP: If you decided not to use the matboard with this frame, then when you order the 60x90 art prints from our site you can send us a note to let us know that you are using the 61x91 frames and we will print it a smidgen larger for you. Even if you don't manage to tell us, the art print does still fit the frame very well, with just a tiny .05cm gap around the edges which is unnoticeable behind the outer edge of the frame.
Combine with a cool artwork from Gallery Wallrus
You can get this fun framed wall art for such an amazing total price! We challenge you to find anything remotely comparable to this quality and value prices from an online site selling framed wall art. Also take a look at Chandler's Industrial Brooklyn Loft collection, if you really want to find some cool and unique artwork! Order your frames online from the IKEA store by clicking through to the links above OR Pick up in your local IKEA store to combine with art prints from Gallery Wallrus (with free global shipping! ✈)
AND here are even more examples of 61x91cm IKEA frames worldwide:
- More 61x91 cm frame options for UK: KNOPPÄNG, RIBBA, HOVSTA, EDSBRUK, LOMVIKEN, SILVERHÖJDEN, SKATTEBY with mount option.
- More 61x91 cm frame options for Europe: KNOPPÄNG, RIBBA, HOVSTA, EDSBRUK, SILVERHÖJDEN, LOMVIKEN, SKATTEBY with mount option.
- More 61x91 cm frame options for Australia: SILVERHÖJDEN, LOMVIKEN, RIBBA, KNOPPÄNG, HOVSTA, EDSBRUK with mount option.
- More 24x35 ¾ " frame options for USA: RIBBA, SILVERHÖJDEN, EDSBRUK, KNOPPÄNG, SKATTEBY with mount option.
WE DIDN'T STOP THERE... WE GAVE YOU SOME EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT MATBOARDS....
A matboard or mat for short, (IKEA call it a mount in the USA and Australia) can be explained as a second cardboard frame within the main frame. Most of the IKEA frames come with matboard, but not all. For instance, FISKBO and YLLEVAD models don't provide a matboard, so you have to combine with exactly the same size wall art prints. But for all other frame options in IKEA, you have the option to keep or discard the matboard, and wall art can look really great with and without!
You can check the matboard opening size and art print sizes required for both with and without mat in the PRODUCT SIZE tab on the IKEA product page.
SQUARE IS RARE.... SO WE ALMOST FORGOT TO MENTION THEM BUT THEN QUICKLY ADDED THIS PART AT THE END....
Most art prints and picture frames are rectangular. Square frames and art prints are rarer but can look really cool. IKEA offer square frames with 23x23cm (9x9") size in KNOPPÄNG, HOVSTA, and RIBBA models. And also they sell 32x32cm frames with LOMVIKEN model for just £7 in the UK / 7.79€ in Europe, $12.99 in Australia in a range of colors including black, white, gold or metal. Don't forget to check the matboard opening and art print size suggestions from the IKEA PRODUCT SIZE tab.
Some examples of square art prints from Gallery Wallrus