How To: Incorporate Kids Art into a Gallery Wall
There’s no denying that kids do a lot of adorable things. But all the art projects they bring home from school? Well, those can get a little overwhelming. To display, or to store? That is the question.
So how do you show them you’re proud of their work while maintaining the high-style of your home? We collaborated with the interior design experts at Laurel & Wolf to seamlessly blend original kid’s art with great design. Read on for effortless ways to make your kid’s work look like it belongs in a museum.
A few Things To Consider
1. Gallery walls are your best friend. When you designate a wall for art in your home, you can easily swap out or add projects by your kids as they grow. The good news is, most kid art is pretty abstract and will therefore blend well in a gallery wall. Can you even differentiate the kid art from the actual pieces in the gallery wall above? Not so easy, huh?
(Don't have a gallery wall yet? Don't worry, we can help.)
2. Pick your favorite (kids) art. We always gravitate towards bright colors, or interesting textures. If you're unsure of what to choose ask yourself: What pieces make you smile? What pieces are they most proud of?
3. Clean frames elevate the look. There's a reason galleries use slim black and white frames to showcase their art. You can't deny the simple, modern look and clean presentation. We always find ourselves reaching for Irvine Slim, Mercer Slim, or Marin for kids art. You can't beat the look.
4. Float mounting is always a good idea. Clean frames elevate the look, but float mounting elevates the art... literally! This mounting treatment will highlight the edges and add drama to the overall presentation.
5. Rotate your display. Rearrange your gallery wall every now and then. You'll be surprised at how much the look changes when new pieces are grouped together.
Our Favorite Frames for Kids Art
Ready to frame some of your kiddo's art?