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Displaying Your Kid’s Artwork At Home

June 26, 2023

Displaying Your Kid’s Artwork At Home

7 Creative Ideas for Displaying Your Kids’ Artwork at Home

Are you one of the lucky parents that are regularly gifted with beautiful and creative art pieces from your little one/s? Treasure the moment, because as the saying goes, they really do grow up fast. Sometimes however with our budding artist's plentiful designs, it can be difficult to know exactly how to best display them. That's why we've curated 7 creative ways to showcase your child's artwork, enhancing the charm of your home while showcasing their unique creativity. Without any delay, let's dive into some of the best displays for children's artwork.

Why should we display and preserve kids' artwork?

By displaying and preserving your child’s artwork you can help to encourage and celebrate their creativity and boost their self-esteem. It’s also a great conversation starter for visitors to your home. 

Displaying  framed artwork is also a way to capture something temporary and turn it into a lasting memory. For years to come your child can feel a sense of validation at their efforts being recognised and appreciated. 

7 ways to display your child’s artwork


1. Shadow boxes 

If you haven’t heard of shadow boxes it’s time to open Pinterest and take in all the inspiration. Shadow boxes are three-dimensional frames that give depth to the design inside, helping the artwork to stand out more. Shadow boxes are a great way to display sculptures or craft projects by your little ones. This framing method also allows you to have a little more fun with the display, for example, some people like to add into the frame other items used in the making of the art piece, for example, the pencil that was used to sketch the drawing. It’s almost like a small museum display, just for your child. 

2. Collage frames 

You can utilise collage frames to display multiple artworks in one. Collage frames are great for creating a themed display, for example, you could show progress in your child’s signature drawing style over time, group the pieces by colour or by subject, for example having an animal-themed display. 

3. Floating shelves 

For a simple and contemporary look, you can display artwork in thin frames and stack them on multiple floating shelves. This is a great method for particularly studious artists with regular output as you can easily swap in and out different designs. 

4. Custom-cut mats

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Custom-cut mats offer an opportunity to enhance the display of children's artwork by adding visual interest and highlighting specific elements. By incorporating unique shapes or designs, such as mimicking the artwork's subject or using geometric shapes, the mats create a captivating and dynamic presentation. They draw attention to intricate details, create contrast, and guide the viewer's gaze, elevating the overall aesthetics and showcasing the child’s skill and imagination.

5. Oversized mats 

If you are looking for a unique display that will really make your child’s design pop, then opting for oversized matting could work for you. The other benefit of this is you can choose any mat colour, so it makes it easy to complement either the art piece itself, your child’s room or your home decor. You can either create a coherent look with matching matting on all of your picture frames or change the colour for each piece in a creative way to add some visual interest to your child’s art projects. 

6. Go big

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Pick one or a few of your favourite pieces from your kids’ artwork collection and blow up the proportions! Picking an empty section of wall space and adding one or several large frames is one of the simplest ways to create a special display to showcase your child’s creativity. It’s also a super exciting process for your little one. If you need any help organising the project, our expert team of framers can help you to navigate every step of the way. 

7. Gallery wall 

Creating a gallery wall in your home is a joyful, colourful and exciting way to display your child’s artwork. In order to pull off a tactful and modern display, there are a few things to keep in mind;

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Sort through the artwork 

In preparation for your gallery wall, it’s a good idea to begin gathering artwork in advance. That way when you are ready to execute you can simply choose your favourite pieces from the collection and arrange them in a coherent manner. 

Choose the right wall 

While your kid’s artwork is likely a welcome addition anywhere in your home, choosing the right wall can make a big difference in the end result. Often a hallway or wall in your child’s bedroom are popular choices to display your child’s art. However, choosing a common wall like one in the dining room could also be a fun idea. 

Choose your frames 

You have a lot of options when it comes to framing, you could go for a coherent look with matching frames, a mix-and-match look with various styles or instead play around with matting to bring it all together. Again, you can opt for one size or experiment with different sizes. Be sure to consider your layout on the wall before making your choice of frame sizing. 

Frame your little artist’s work with Portfolio Picture Framers

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That’s a wrap on this blog post discussing how to best display your little artists' latest collections. If you have any questions about the ideas shared today or other queries regarding  memorabilia framing, we are here to help. With years of experience in the custom framing world, we can help you to get your latest project off the ground.  Contact us for more information or to book our professional framing services.

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