Chances are, your children are always creating art projects, whether at home on a rainy afternoon, at school, or at a friend’s house. Choosing to display kids artwork is not only a fun way to put a splash of color in your home, but it also shows them how much you value their talents. They’ll take a lot of pride in seeing their art projects displayed for everyone who comes into your home to admire. Therefore, go beyond the basic display technique of magnets on the fridge and try some of cool methods for how to display kids art.
Cool Ways To Display Children’s Artwork
These creative ways of incorporating kid’s artwork more thoroughly and beautifully into your home’s decor will let your children know you are proud of them and value their efforts.
Display Kids Art Under Glass
A glass-topped coffee table can be the perfect place to showcase your children’s art projects, given that it’s likely already at the center of your entertaining area. Just choose a coffee table with a glass top over a wood frame, and if it doesn’t have a flat surface under the glass top, add a thin piece of plywood there to hold art projects up. All you have to do to display the art is to lift the glass, arrange the latest projects, and set the glass back down. You will probably even find that having your kids’ art projects so prominently displayed makes a great conversation starter when you have people over.
Set up a Rotating Artwork Display Space
When you don’t mind the look of a little visual clutter, the easiest way to allow your children to display their most recent works of art is to create a display space where it’s quick and easy to rotate in new pieces. One idea is to hang a clothesline across a wall and use clothespins to hold up the latest art. Another is to install a large bulletin board so it just takes a couple of pushpins to hang the art. If you’re up for a bigger project, install a thin sheet of metal on a wall so you can use magnets to display the most recent art projects. Each of these methods is perfect for decorating the more casual spaces of your home, like the family room, play room, or children’s bedrooms.
Frame Special Art
A gorgeous frame can elevate any piece of kids’ art into the centerpiece of your decor for a room. Let your kids help pick out a few of their favorite pieces of art to have framed so you can hang them in your home. You can either create a miniature art gallery in one room, or just incorporate the kids’ artwork right alongside your other framed pieces throughout your home. If you’re creating a miniature gallery and can see yourself adding to the collection over time, consider installing wall shelves so you can shuffle the frames around without having to keep adding holes to your wall.
Create Handprint Art
Rather than just displaying art your kids are creating independently, consider having them do a specific project to use in your home decor. That way, you will have more control over the colors they use, size of the project, and the theme, and you can make it fit right in with your existing decor. One of the easiest types of projects is handprint art. Just choose simple canvases, paint the backgrounds if you want them to be colored, and then have your kids dip a hand in paint and stamp it on a canvas. Once they dry, you’ll have simple art you can easily add to your home decor.
Whatever method you choose to display kids artwork, the most important thing is to make sure your kids feel like you truly value what they create, not that you’re trying to make their art look good just so you can fit it into your home. Even the simplest projects that display their creative expression are worthy of being part of your home decor. Let your kids be involved in the process of displaying their art so they can take additional ownership over it and be able to point to the finished displays with pride. I hope you enjoyed these ideas for incorporating kid’s artwork into your decor.