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How To Display Kids' Art

As a parent, one of the biggest dilemmas is what to do with your kid's artwork. To keep or not to keep? That is the question. But before you store or throw away that artwork, displaying your favorites is a great option to consider. Displaying kids' artwork into your home can be beautiful and fun. Read on for ideas on how to match, board, frame, hang, tape, book, blend, move and rotate that artwork in your home and celebrate your little artists. Enjoy!

Match it

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Look for colors in artwork that compliment the color scheme of a room in your house. If your kitchen has pops of yellow in it, display art that has a pop of yellow in it. TIP: when kids are painting, only get out specific colors that will match their rooms. This is a win-win because the kids still get to paint and you will end up with beautiful artwork that will look great displayed on the walls.

How to hang kids art
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Board it

How to hang kids art
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Pick a board, any board! Find an empty wall and cover it up with a bulletin board, magnet board, or peg board and display all your artwork in one spot. We especially love big boards in the kitchen or kids' bedrooms because they are high traffic rooms for kids and when they see their artwork on display they feel inspired to creative more.


Frame it

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An amazing thing happens when you put something in a frame: it automatically looks important. So why not frame your child's artwork? Pick your favorite (or favorites) and make them look important with a frame. Frames can be very inexpensive and what better way to let your child know that you think their artwork is special.

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Hang it

How to hang kids art
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Hanging artwork is a such a classic method. There are so many simply DIY projects all over the internet on how to make your own hanging displays. Even a simple $1 cable wire, screws, and clothespins display would be perfect for a kid's bedroom.


Tape it

How to hang kids art
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The taping method is a very informal approach but such a fun one in a kid's bedroom. Decorative tape is everywhere now and available in so many different colors and patterns. We love that this method is temporary, so be creative with the tape. Don't be afraid if you think your kid's bedroom is going to look like a kindergarten classroom, because that is pretty much the idea with this method and kids love it.

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Book it


Scan or take pictures of all your favorite artwork and print them into a book. These are great to display as coffee table books or for styling on a bookshelf. Not only is this method a modern approach to displaying artwork but it is a great keepsake for your kids in the future.

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Blend it

How to hang kids art
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Chances are you already have a formal gallery wall in your home. If you do, this will be an easy method to approach! Switch out an existing piece of framed art and replace it your child's artwork. Blending artwork into existing gallery walls can make a space less informal, fun, and colorful.


Move it

How to hang kids art
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Think outside the box. Our first instinct is usually to display artwork in the kid's bedroom, but try moving artwork to other rooms in the house. Maybe the entryway, framed in the kitchen, home office or even the bathroom. You will be surprised how a simple piece of art can bring a unique and unexpected touch of fun to any room.

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Rotate it

Wherever and however you decide to display children's artwork, make it easy to rotate art in and out. Kids are constantly creating new pieces so try displaying them in a way that is easy to change. Make this process fun and exciting and celebrate those little artists in your home!

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