Home Decor: Better Ways for Displaying Child Art in Your Home
A child's art projects can sometimes be a lot like bunnies—they multiply so fast, and before you know it, things are out of control! If the fridge is your go-to spot for displaying child art projects you may soon struggle finding the handle to open the fridge and get to your food. Instead of displaying the art haphazardly, try these ideas to decorate your home with the art. It will de-clutter your refrigerator door and show your kids how much you value their creativity.
Displaying Child Art to Decorate Your Home
With just a few simple touches, your can give your child's art the attention it deserves and decorate your home in the process!
Set up a Framed Art Display
Framing isn't just for the professionals. Putting a classy frame around one of your child's art projects will elevate it, not to mention how special it makes your child feel. Invest in a few frames in the size of your child's typical art projects, or get larger frames and mats of several sizes so you can nicely frame smaller pieces, too. Let your kids pick their favorite pieces to frame, then hang these frames in a public part of your home. Your kids can decide when they want to swap out a framed piece.
Create an Artline
This fun spin on a clothesline is perfect for decorating in your child's room or the playroom or it is also one of a great walkout basement ideas. Plus, it's super easy to put together and very flexible to change the decor on a regular basis. Just hang a sturdy rope, ribbon, or nylon cord across a wall and invest in a bucket of clothespins. Use the pins to clip art projects onto the line, creating an artline. If it gets too cluttered, have your kids take down all of the projects and put just a few favorites back up, then encourage them to create more art to start filling in the space again.
If the artline idea appeals to you but seems a little too chaotic, a fun alternative is to put up a clipboard wall. Buy a bunch of clipboards and hang them on the wall in a grid. Kids can then clip one piece of art to each clipboard, and the piece of art under it can get thrown away or filed in a portfolio as a keepsake. Classic wooden clipboards with metal clips are understated enough for decorating a main living area, or bright plastic clipboards with metal clips will add some fun to a child's room.
Whatever method you choose to use, the main goal is to create a defined space where your kids can cycle through the art they want to display. Because each of these ideas looks intentional, it will fit in with your home decor. Once you have a system, tell your kids how to use it so they feel like they have ownership over the process of decorating your home with their artwork.Becky Flanigan is a freelance writer for Retail Packaging. She has 3 kids with her wonderful husband—two boys and a girl— and two lovely golden retrievers. She is also an avid runner, and is diligently training for her first half marathon.
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