How To: Incorporate Kids Art into a Gallery Wall

Photography via Laurel & Wolf

Photography via Laurel & Wolf

 

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.


 
Can you spot the kids’ artwork in this gallery wall? Hint, there are three pieces!

Can you spot the kids’ artwork in this gallery wall? Hint, there are three pieces!

 

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.

 
A colorful self-portrait (center) float mounted in our Mercer Slim frame effortlessly blends into this eclectic gallery wall

A colorful self-portrait (center) float mounted in our Mercer Slim frame effortlessly blends into this eclectic gallery wall

A bright blue silhouette and colorful line drawing float mounted in our Mercer Slim frame add texture and color to this arrangement

A bright blue silhouette and colorful line drawing float mounted in our Mercer Slim frame add texture and color to this arrangement

 

Our Favorite Frames for Kids Art

 
 

Ready to frame some of your kiddo's art?