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HOVSTA Frame, dark brown,

Price £ 10

How to get it

Decorate with pictures you love. This frame varies the feeling of depth by mounting it closest to the viewer or at a distance. The plastic front protection is safe ― and does justice to the motif.

Article Number503.821.72

Product details

This frame is ideal to use with ALFTA adhesive hook. With the hook you can easily hang the frame without nails or screws and decorate your walls with pictures.

You can choose to frame your picture in different ways; close to the front or behind the box frame insert to add depth. And with or without the accompanying mount.

The frame can be used horizontally or vertically, whichever suits you or your picture best.

Front protection in plastic makes the frame safer to use.

PH-neutral mount; will not discolour the picture.


IKEA of Sweden

  • This frame fits with a picture that has dimensions 21x30 cm if you use it with the mount, and it fits with a picture that has dimensions 30x40 cm if you choose to use the frame without the mount.

    Mount included.

    The mount will not turn yellow since it is acid-free.

    Different wall materials require different types of fixing devices. Use fixing devices suitable for the walls in your home, sold separately.

  • Material
    Frame/ Inside frame:
    Fibreboard, Paper foil
    Front protection:
    Polystyrene plastic, Polyethylene plastic
    Back panel:

    Clean with a duster.

  • Assembly instructionsHOVSTA Frame503.821.72


Picture without mount, width: 30 cm

Picture without mount, height: 40 cm

Picture with mount, width: 21 cm

Picture with mount, height: 30 cm

Mount opening, width: 20 cm

Mount opening, height: 29 cm

Frame width: 32 cm

Frame height: 42 cm

  • HOVSTAArticle Number503.821.72

    Width: 32 cm

    Height: 3 cm

    Length: 42 cm

    Weight: 0.72 kg

    Package(s): 1


Terrible quality - very disappointedVerified ReviewerI was bought 2 of these by my kids for my birthday but feel like they have been robbed by Poor quality, the frame itself really does not hold itself together well and the back is held to the frame to avoid it effectively sagging by 4 of the smallest possible screws that don't hold in the cheap wood surround. The plastic front sags and can't support it's own width as it's not thick enough for the size of the minimal design of the frame itself to hold it all in place securely. Being a birthday present I can't say to them but disappointed with IKEA selling such a sub standard item1
perfectVerified Reviewerperfect5
Good frame for mounting aVerified ReviewerGood frame for mounting a beloved tee shirt5
Very goodVerified ReviewerVery good4
Wall hanger incorrectly positionedVerified ReviewerI make pictures for craft fairs. The back of the frames on smaller hovsta and ribba frames are not suitable for pictures being created in landscape format. I dust seal the backs of all the pictures. When the picture is then stood on the stand it is fine.... However if my client changes their mind and wishes to hang the picture on the wall they cannot without the picture being upside down! The wall hanging bracket is underneath the foot of the stand and not above the stand. It would mean unsealing the picture frame, removing the contents, turning the picture round and resealing the frame just to change its position. It's fine in portrait - it works in that position but I don't like creating art in portrait. I showed this to an ikea staff member and they were shocked and agreed that there is room for the wall bracket on the back above the stand to make the frame useable in all formats when sealed. Please look into this and if possible amend. I had to drive back to ikea for a refund when I realised this.1
The hubby wouldn’t listen.Verified ReviewerThe product is great. Good price. Will have to find an alternative frame as it can’t do what the husband wanted it to. I mean it’s an Ikea product and it’s good. But some people want be told. It now houses a lovely photo.5
Excellent quality frame that looks so expensive...Verified Reviewerf33f9d82-1f7c-47db-8b59-9070fcb072b9.jpeg and professional. Easy to put the art in and close the back, easy to hang on attached fittings. Incredible value for money - I hope Ikea keep this one going.5
Very good quality.Verified ReviewerGood quality and very good value for price5
Arrived broekmVerified ReviewerProduct arrived broken in poor packaging.1
Thin Plastic FrontVerified ReviewerUnfortunately the thin plastic front split taking it out to put the print inside.1
Poster frameVerified ReviewerCheap and handy for temporary frames for drawings.3
FramesVerified ReviewerGood quality frames, reasonably priced.5
Perfect display box.Verified ReviewerHave created a fine picture using the frame incorporating an old birthday card.4
Great frameVerified ReviewerVery nice quality for the price, but somehow got scratched on the way home I don’t think the film is very protective so be careful with it on the way home4
Great for 3DVerified ReviewerBought this to display some badges, and as the frame has sufficient depth this was just the job. Shame it isn't advertised as such and was difficult to find, but am well pleased.5
Picture frameVerified ReviewerI have bought many picture frames from Ikea in the past and always find them to be good value and quality and wouldn't buy anywhere else.5
Very disappointingVerified ReviewerLove the look of the frame and had a picture to put in which wasn't particularly heavy just a watercolour drawing on cartridge paper, placed it nicely in the frame and looked great but in no time at all due to the very noticeable amount of flex in both the frame and perspex the picture fell inside the frame, had the same thing on the larger version with a image the full size of the frame (no mount needed/used) and the frame bowed at the sides so much the perspex wouldn't sit in the frame at all.1
perfect frameVerified ReviewerWe had a 3-d card given us when our son was born and this frame fits the card beatfully5
right sizeVerified Reviewereasy to fill with photographs5
Great frameVerified ReviewerI bought two of these for a pair of prints which our daughters had given us for Christmas. I wasn't absolutely sure that they were the right size when I bought them, but they were inexpensive enough for it not to matter if they weren't quite right. They turned out to be perfect - easy to fit the prints, the fact that they aren't glass is a bonus, and the prints look fabulous. Will definitely be back for more.5
HOVSTA Frame, dark brown, 30x40 cm

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What is fibreboard?

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