You’ve bought some new art that you’re super excited to hang, but first you need to get a frame. And you live in Canada. Where there isn’t nearly as much selection as there is stateside. So where should you shop?
I asked five Canadian design and decor friends their favourite places to buy picture frames in Canada – AND THERE’S ONE PLACE THAT CAME OUT ON TOP. I know it won’t come as a surprise to you, but now you won’t be second guessing yourself.
Whether you’re planning out a gallery wall, a picture ledge, or if you have just one piece that you need a frame for, then this should be your go-to.
Spoiler alert: four out of five Canadian designers recommend Ikea for picture frames. Read on to find out why, along with their other shop suggestions too.
Angela, designer at AR Space + Design, said “I get most frames from Ikea, HomeSense and Michaels.”
Kristen, decor enthusiast at Hello My Loves , said “Ikea is always great for inexpensive frames. I really like that some have plexiglass so if it were to ever fall, it does not have any sharp glass.”
Wafae, decor enthusiast at A Moroccan’s Pink and Gold Dream, said “I like Ikea frames. They’re not too expensive and make a statement.”
Maria, home stager at The Charming House, said “I like going to IKEA!!! Reasonably priced for a gallery look.”
Jami, designer at BryCo Interiors, is the only one not to mention Ikea. She’s here in London where the closest Ikea store is an hour and a half away (so she feels my pain!). “I love to source picture frames from HomeSense. They typically have a wide variety of frames that will coordinate well together, especially in a collage wall application. One of my favourite stores for framed art is Warehouse 74. I love to support local businesses and therefore Warehouse 74 is one of my first stops when sourcing for new projects. A design tip for frames would be to incorporate a mat, which gives a much higher end feel.”
Personally, I like that Ikea has everything online so I can research the size and style I need in advance when I’m planning things out. Though probably my favourite place to buy picture frames in Canada is Michaels. They’ve got a great selection and the’re good quality. You can read more about my picks for where to get picture frames here >