Jul 30

A Tip for Ikea Ribba Frames


I’m convinced that everyone on the face of the planet has at least one Ikea Ribba frame mounted somewhere within their home. They’re timeless, pretty, and simply do the trick when budget is of the essence (read: crazy inexpensive as far as frames are concerned). But one thing that’s always driven me crazy about them is the fact that their mats are a creamy (almost yellow) hue instead of a crisp white. We have a gallery wall front and center in our dining “room” in our teeny condo, which means you can see it from, well, everywhere. And the creamy mats have always made me batty. So I did what any sane person does: went to the dollar store, bought a ton of bright white cardstock and made my own. Though the difference may seem minute, it instantly made our space feel more vibrant and alive. So if you happen to be a fellow Ikea Ribba horder, I promise you the minimal effort involved in making this change is more than worth it!

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  1. Kelly says:

    Love this! I’ve always found this about the Ikea frames and never thought to replace the mats. It’s especially bothersome when they are amongst other frames and it’s really obviously off-white! Thanks for the tip!

  2. Have you tried flipping the mat around!!! I just did it to mine and it is white ;) I saw this tip somewhere
    so can’t even get credit for this amazing tip

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  4. Won Jun Hong says:

    So beautiful! Awesome work!

  5. IKEA frames are great resources. I love seeing you can do so much with Ribba frames (and their cousins)!

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