As parents, every little piece of art created by our kids is priceless and we feel it’s only right that they are displayed properly. But unfortunately with the busy life we all lead, they more often than not end up in a pile despite the best of intentions. If you are looking to display their creations in a befitting way and which are also easy to change as their art style develops and changes, we have several options for you.
It’s important to put up their artwork and projects regardless of whether it’s on the fridge or in a formal frame as it shows them that you have pride in them and support their work. Whether they are simple pencil sketches or elaborate paintings, children love to see their art showcased in the home. It motivates them to continue with their creativity and their sense of worth goes up.
Art Display Ideas for Home
We have for you a wide range of options that can be adapted to any space and home. They are also easy to change the art whenever new pieces are made as your children continue to create and grow. Most of your children’s artwork stays for a short period of time. After it has been enjoyed for a bit, it is recycled to make room for fresh art pieces. Sometimes, you may want to display a favourite piece of art permanently in the home.
First of all, you have to decide how you would like to display art pieces in your home. Then, you have to decide which pieces you want to keep. Do you want to show off recent projects for a short time or would you like to create a more long term exhibit. This blog looks at 21 creative and different things to do with kid art and how to store precious keepsakes. They include both painting display ideas and creative gallery wall ideas.
Painting Display Ideas
- Display and Storage Frames
- Kids Art Poster
- Wooden Bead Clip Garland
- Corkboard Wall
- Matching Frames for a Coordinated Look
- Hanging Display Wire
- Floating Wall Shelves
- Magnetic Wooden Hangers
- Make a Kids Art Book
- 11. Use a Smartphone App
- Peel and Stick Frames
- Cork Board + Push Pin Clips
- Art Display Bar
- Letterpress Art Print
- Kids-Only Art or Mixed Artwork
- Vertical Display with Hanging Wires
- Washi Tape Gallery Wall
- Consider the Type of Artwork
- Matching Frames
- Create Magnets of Your Kid’s Work
There are frames available for kids’ artwork that look like professional frames and have easy storage. You can store additional pieces of your children’s artwork in these frames for later use.
You can convert all the favourite art pieces of your child into a poster and kids love seeing their artwork displayed this way.
You can use a wooden bead and clip garland to hang your kids’ artwork. You don’t necessarily have to buy it, you can make one at home with a ball of wool and clothespins.
If you have sufficient space, you could turn one wall into a corkboard for displaying all of your kids’ art. You could even turn a chalkboard wall into a kids’ art gallery.
A coordinated gallery wall can be made by using inexpensive frames of the same colour. You can easily change the artwork and matching really gives it a good look.
You can create an art gallery for kids by using a wire curtain rod system to display your kid’s art and have them all hanging in a row.
Floating wall shelves or ledges can be used as a kids art display area. It’s simple to change the artwork whenever you want and just prop up framed art pieces or painted canvases. You can move them around as much as you like without those annoying holes in the walls.
Simple and magnetic wooden hangers also allow you to change your child’s artwork whenever they create something new. You could also use pants hangers to display kids’ artwork and for quick and easy rotation.
To create a gallery wall of your kid’s artwork, you could use some temporary decal frames on a blank wall or make fake frames from washi tape. You could then hang your kid’s art with tape or pins.
You could create a book with your kids’ artwork and make it a prized possession of your house.
You could use a smartphone app to photograph your children’s artwork and tag it with names, dates and descriptions. With just the push of a button, you can print a book of selected artworks of your child.
Photo frame wall stickers are available to show off your child’s artwork. These are removable as well as reusable items and can be used as you wish.
There’s nothing like the classic cork board with push pins to hang your kids’ artwork. You can display a number of things together and change them easily at will.
A few extra curtain rods can help you create art display bars. This is a real fun way to reuse materials you already have, and create the feeling of a gallery for your children’s artwork.
If you intend to keep a favourite piece of art for the long term, you can turn your kid’s artwork into a letterpress print.
You can dedicate one wall to display all your kids’ art in one spot or you could even mix their art in with the other artwork you have displayed around the house.
If you have limited space, you can create a vertical hanging display which you can even make with hanging wires.
Nobody really likes putting nail holes in their walls, so you can display all the artwork of your kids using washi tape and create a gallery wall. There will be no holes in the walls and you can easily change the artwork when you want. Washi tape is available in myriad fun prints and colours.
Sometimes the materials that are used for the artwork make a great and instant frame themselves. Canvas by itself can be hung anywhere. Or a canvas painting can be hung by creating a hanger with beads and wire that just requires a hook. Cardboard is strong enough to be set on a shelf without framing. Sculptures can be easily displayed in little nooks, shelves and bookcases.
This works really well for art that has 3D elements like cotton balls or pipe cleaners and doesn’t fit in a normal frame. Take some old frames and cover them in spray paint for a uniform look. Pull a line of monofilament across the frames and hang pictures from it with tiny clothespins.
There are apps available to scan your kid’s work and make magnets to feature new artwork on the fridge.
There are numerous other creative ways to showcase your children’s art at home and all you have to do is log into the EuroKids website and you will be spoilt for choice.