Making the most of kids art

13th September,2017
Making the most of kids art

Nothing gives you a case of the guilts like trashing a piece of children's artwork, created by your very Picasso. But there are only so many finger paintings you can fit on your fridge door. So how do you show off your kids’ artwork without ruining your home’s interior style? Read our guide on custom framing kids artwork.

1. Be Selective - If we framed every piece of art that our kids’ came home with, we’d need another house. Make that two. So, it’s important to put on your art curator hat and get selective. Try and pick out the pieces that ‘wowed’ you, or make you smile.

2. Create A Gallery Wall - Given the sheer volume of artwork your kids are going to create over the years, why not consider dedicating an entire wall to showcase their skills? Gallery walls are a great way to show off lots of pieces in a small space, plus you can swap-out pieces as your children mature in their ‘artistic ability’. When creating a gallery for kids artwork, it’s a good idea to use one type of frame (with a clean design) to balance out the bright colours and cray-cray shapes in the art. Check out our how-to guide for creating the perfect gallery wall here.

3. Pick Your Frame Wisely - When framing children’s artwork, it’s easy to opt for a 'fun' brightly coloured frame. However, given the bright colours and lucid shapes that have probably been used in the artwork, a slim black frame, white frame or silver frame is a better choice as it will draw your eye straight to the art, and keep the entire look true to your home’s décor.

4. Always Float Mount - Float mounting is a beautiful way to display your child’s artwork. As the name suggests their piece will appear like it is floating above the mat board, making it a great way to show off the edges of the artwork – we all know kids like to paint right to the edges! To achieve this look, instead of layering a mat board with an opening over the top of your child’s art, it will be placed on top of the mat board to create a subtle touch of depth and shadow.

5. Place Your Order - When you place your order, choose the option to ‘Mail In’ your artwork and we’ll send your some secure, pre-paid packaging within 2-5 business days of placing your order. Inside you’ll find detailed instructions on how you should safely pack your artwork to ensure it gets back to us in tip-top condition.

6. Hang, hang, hang - Once you have your framed artwork, it’s time to show it off to the world. Try hanging it in your kid’s bedroom or nursery, or down the hallway leading to their room. Framed kids art also makes great gifts for the grandparents or anyone who needs their work desk jazzed up (we're looking at you Dad!).

Image - Oh Joy

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