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HOVSTA Frame, dark brown,

Price $ 15.99

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 Number003.821.79

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. You can use with or without the accompanying mat.

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.

The mat is acid-free and will not discolor the picture.


IKEA of Sweden

  • This frame fits with a picture that has dimensions 12x16" if you use it with the mount, and it fits with a picture that has dimensions 16x20" if you choose to use the frame without the mount.

    Mat included.

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

    Different wall materials require different types of fasteners. Use fasteners suitable for the walls in your home.

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

    Clean with a duster.


Picture without mat, width: 16 ¼ "

Picture without mat, height: 20 "

Picture with mat, width: 12 ¼ "

Picture with mat, height: 16 ¼ "

Mat opening, width: 11 ¾ "

Mat opening, height: 15 ¾ "

Frame width: 17 "

Frame height: 20 ¾ "

  • HOVSTAArticle Number003.821.79

    Width: 16 ¾ "

    Height: 1 "

    Length: 20 ¾ "

    Weight: 2 lb 10 oz

    Package(s): 1


Pleased with FrameKathleenI've purchased many IKEA frames, but is the first time I purchased this style. It looks nice in our home. However, the 24x36 size is quite flimsy (compared to RIBBA) and a challenge for one person to handle until all the screws are in place. Yes, I would buy again.4
Great little shadowbox frameJoeIt's not real wood, but the finish is okay. The depth was perfect to fit a clay dog paw impression.5
for the officeChristinaI assembled it and hung it in 10 minutes. It looks great in the office!5
FrameEileenNice frame worth the price, hope it holds up.5
Frames to Keep In Stock . . .RonThese are Fantastic Frames, I always come back for more.5
Fine basic picture frameDonnaI bought it for a gift. The style was good and the price was right.4
Nice but fragileJenniferThe look is nice and very affordable. You will have to be super gentle handling the frame, you can feel the corners give a little when putting in pictures/ art.3
Flimsy FramesSeykanaIts my bad. I thought these would be sturdier. They are very flimsy. I had to add backing to give it some sturdiness. I’m afraid to hang it. And there is a something printed on the clear plastic obstructing a clean view of the picture2
I think the product looksGwenI think the product looks good but the frame sags when you hang it on the wall . I think it needs corner supports.2
PerfectJodiGreat color, quality5
Big bang for your buck!ThellieGreat style and price.5
Great looking frame!GospelGreat looking frame!5
Freddie Mercury Picture from LondonJennyThis was a perfect and clean-looking frame for my Freddie Mercury artwork sketched on Bohemian Rhapsody's music.5
Unfortunately too smallKimberlyLove the frame, just a couple inches too small on one side.4
SturdyLauraNice looking, sturdy, easy to use5
Very modernJaneVery modern4
The plastic (not glass) thatJulianaThe plastic (not glass) that covers the picture has a protector film with marks, and we weren’t able to remove this film. Also, the whole thing is pretty flimsy. It works on a set, but not as an object in a home where people can end up grabbing it often, even is it’s for dusting it.3
EmbarrassingJesseI used the frame for a Christmas gift for my sister of a poster print I took but when she unwrapped it the thing was falling apart. It is so embarrassing to me to give my sister such a poor quality item.1
Great frameNicoleI always get my frames from IKEA. Best quality and price.5
HOVSTA Frame, dark brown, 16 ¼x20 "

Our take on wood

Wood is the material most commonly associated with IKEA furniture, and for good reasons. It’s renewable, recyclable, durable, ages beautifully and it is an important part of our Scandinavian design heritage. At IKEA, we believe that sourced in responsible way, wood is a key change driver for climate mitigation. In 2012, we set a goal that by 2020 our wood would be from more sustainable sources. We are happy to announce that we have reached this goal and today, more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

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100% wood from more sustainable sources

At IKEA, we work with strict industry standards to promote responsible forestry. We don’t allow any wood in our supply chain from forest areas that are illegal or contain high conservation values or from forest areas with social conflict. Before starting to work with IKEA, suppliers must demonstrate that they meet IKEA critical requirements on wood sourcing. IKEA requires all suppliers to source wood from more sustainable sources (FSC-certified or recycled wood). All suppliers are audited regularly and non-compliant suppliers are required to implement immediate corrective actions. By working together with our suppliers, we are proud to announce that we have reached our more sustainable sources goal, which we set out to achieve by 2020. Today more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030

As pressure on the world’s forests and the surrounding eco-systems increases due to unsustainable agriculture, the expansion of infrastructure and illegal logging, it is time to take an even more holistic approach to protect and support these important resources for generations to come. The IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030 set out to improve forest management, enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and support the rights and needs of people who depend on forests across the whole supply chain and drive innovation to use wood in even smarter ways. The agenda focuses on three key areas: • Making responsible forest management the norm across the world. • Halting deforestation and reforesting degraded landscapes. • Driving innovation to use wood in smarter ways by designing all products from the very beginning to be reused, refurbished, remanufactured, and eventually recycled.

We accomplish more by working together

For many years, IKEA has partnered with businesses, governments, social groups and non-governmental organisations to fight forest degradation and deforestation and increase the volume and availability of wood from responsibly managed forests both for our own supply chain and beyond. We are on a journey to improve global forest management and make responsible wood sourcing the industry standard, contributing to building resilient forest landscapes and improve biodiversity.


What is fibreboard?

Fiberboard is a stable and durable material made of leftover wood from the wood industry. A durable outer layer of paint or laminate is added to the board. The difference between various types of fiberboards, such as HDF and MDF, is mainly the thickness, yet also how impact-resistant they are. This determines if we will use them for bed frames, sofa frames, kitchen fronts, wardrobe doors, or something completely different.