When he was three, Anton came home from preschool with a stack of paintings, and I taped one of them on the wall for the afternoon. Cut to two years later: It’s still up and has become one of my favorite pieces of art in our home. What is it about kids’ drawings that feel so good? Here are four other ways to display children’s artwork…
Decorate a door. “Our apartment has a sliding door that separates the living area from the bedrooms. We put up the kids’ artwork, and I plan to switch it up eventually and let them paint directly on the door. I think they’d love it.” – Liz
Just tape it up. “The paper taped above our bed is the first pencil drawing Cleo ever did, for Father’s Day. When we hung it, she pointed at it and said ‘Cleo!’ She was this tiny little person feeling pride.” – Sarah
Make a mini gallery. “It was important to me to hang our son’s artwork in the kitchen and his bedroom; then we kept the other spaces feeling more grown-up. We used cheerful Ikea frames, and we all loved it.” — Abbey
Embrace the chaos. Did you ever see this hilarious drawing on Twitter? Laughing out loud that the title is “Interrupted House.” His parents definitely caught him as he was coloring it in!
What art do you have around your home? If you have kids, do you ever hang theirs? Side note: My sister’s fridge is always exploding with drawings, photos, postcards, old wedding invitations, thank you notes, holiday cards, basically anything that’s meaningful to her. It’s so much fun to admire as you walk through her kitchen :)