how to display children's artwork in your home

February 23, 2011

the gallery
My favorite piece in this display is the top one. She named it "A Beautiful Crashing Sound"--How poetic is that? 
This is our art gallery in our home. It's the door to the garage from the kitchen. Juliet figured out that the door was metal (and thus perfect for magnets), so we've been using it as a display place in addition to the refrigerator. 

I've recently come across some exceptionally beautiful home galleries and wanted to share the links with you. These places truly inspire me. 

I cannot get the painted yellow frames in this beautiful art space out of my mind. I am trying to figure out how to incorporate this idea in our new playroom...

I love this creative use of office clips for displaying botanical prints. I think it could be easily adapted to display children's art in the living room.

This display of framed children's artwork is one of my favorite DIY nursery art ideas.

Another great use of bulldog clips--this one requires some carpentry skills...

Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the corkboard nook

More fabulous painted frames.

Magnetic trays anchored to the wall provide an easy-in-easy-out rotating art display.

I love the simplicity of a string and clothespins hung above a child's bed.

I've been thinking about doing something like this up the stairway wall for a long time. Must find those clipboards!

I also like these Ikea wire hangers. So easy for kids to change the art themselves!

Which is your favorite? How do you display your child's artwork in your home? If you have them, please leave links so I can see!

Edited: Here are some more links to check out!
instant art gallery: I love how kids can easily slide their art in and out without having to bother with clips. 


Regina @ Chalk In My Pocket said...

We don't have a gallery, Claire's art is just integrated into our everyday decor. I have random frames throughout our house that are reserved for Claire's artwork. She's in charge of rotating things through. I'll dig to find more pictures but here's her room:

Claire's Room In Autumn

See the two frames nestled in there with our vintage birdie needlepoints?

I just love those painted yellow frames too! I wish I had a dedicated playroom or schoolroom to do that in!

This is an inspiring post - I can't wait to put some of the ideas to use. My frames are so boring!

Cole's Corner said...

I like the painted frames the best.... but we are renting right now. :(

Scroll down to see how we display our kids artwork.... it'll give you a laugh.

Butterfly Wishes and Wonderland Dreams said...

I use just big pieces of no fade construction paper and mat them and hang them on the wall in the playroom and bedroom. In the hall and house I use easy change out clear acrylic frames. and then our pantry door and fridge have art too :)

I loved those yellow frames too :)

off to check out the rest of the links

Butterfly Wishes and Wonderland Dreams said...

check out my white paper wall for creating art :) the girls are loving it

silly eagle books said...

Thanks for leaving links, everyone! I love seeing your spaces! So beautiful--all of them!

Rachel said...

I love the cork board one and the clip board one - those are neat and creative! I love framing my kids' art and displaying it in the home as it seems to add importance to it. I have 6 large black frames w/ white matting in the playroom for the kids' art - each frame holds an 8x10 picture. Sorry no link, but it looks nice! :) Thanks for all these inspiring links!

silly eagle books said...

Rachel, I agree! Framing the art or displaying it creatively does add importance to it! I think it makes our kids feel special. I love your frame idea.

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

Thank you for the link to our yellow frames, we love them too :) You really should give it a go, it wasn't hard to do.


Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

We've got the Target artwork frame that gets changed out frequently with the latest and greatest in Page-family masterpieces. While we're selling our house, the fridge is bare and most everything gets tossed pretty quickly after its creation. (Your daughter IS really poetic... a writer in the making, I think!)

Bella said...

Vanessa, I display tons of stuff on my garage door too, he he. Isn't it a perfect place, although I still have art all over my fridge too. I really need to implement a REAL art display area. Those are tons of links. I will make sure to check them out. I am always looking for the perfect inspiration.

Thanks for sharing.

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Meghan said...

Once Paddy starts making more art, I am hoping to use several of the clipboards for his masterpieces :)

Loved the images, vanessa - great post!

Vanessa said...

I love your clipboards, meghan!

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