Displaying Kids Artwork Collections

One common question I receive from clients is how to display children’s art collections in a stylish way. Displaying art doesn’t have to clutter the refrigerator or be complicated, but can be simple or as creative as the artwork itself.
displaying kids art framed simple
In my own home {shown above}, I have simple white frames especially designed for kids artwork. Pieces can be easily switched out in minutes. I purchased these frames years ago at Pottery Barn Kids, but they carry a similar frame today.
Here are some more very style-savvy ways for displaying your child’s precious art:
{Cable system like this one from Ikea. Photo via style-files.com}
displaying kids artwork creative
{Wooden grid and hanger display. Photo via Babble}
{Unified white frames. Photo via Babble}
{Gallery wall with some framed, some not. Photo via Houzz}
{My fav – archival collage created from scanned artwork. By Jan Eleni}
If you’ve found a great way to display your kid’s art, please share with us here or on Facebook!
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17 Responses to Displaying Kids Artwork Collections

  1. pretty pink tulips November 29, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    Great ideas on how to display the plethora of children's artwork I seem to have! 🙂

    I've admired that Jan Ellen piece…might just have to break down and do it.

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are off to a happy holiday start!

    xo Elizabeth

  2. cabinetryventuraLA November 28, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    Very nice interiors for the little ones …decorating with perfect pieces of furniture and also lighting up the place with bright and sunny colors.RTA Cabinets Ventura

  3. mommyiscoocoo November 21, 2011 at 10:01 pm #

    These are all really great ideas. I LOVE the collage. My kids are pretty little right now so we have limited artwork for the moment. I did frame the first ever drawing of our family by our 3 year old.


    The picture came home on a large crumbled piece of construction paper. I took a picture of it and had it framed.

  4. Julie November 21, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    It's always great to have more ideas to share with clients and readers… thank you! I also love the idea of taking photos of art and turning it into a collage or printed photo book.

  5. Morgan November 20, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    What a great line up! I love the options and can't wait until my little Liv begins creating artwork for me to display :).

    Morgan @ PDB

  6. seawatch888 November 20, 2011 at 10:49 am #

    I love your ideas. I am going to take some pictures my adult children did when they were in grade school and when I have grandchildren I will hang parents and child's art together. It may be a few years ahead, but I have a nice pile saved.

    gretchen sleeth

  7. Claudia Juestel November 19, 2011 at 11:51 pm #

    Great ideas Cristin. I shared them with my clients who have children. I love the collage idea.



  8. ABC November 19, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    I have two boys, 3 and 5, and struggle with this. My favorite, and I'm not just saying this 😉 is your solution! It treats the art with respect and looks lovely in almost any setting. Thanks for the inspiration!


  9. Hill Country House Girl November 19, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    Love all of your images. I think children's art is so special on so many levels and just as good (or better) as that of many grown up artists!

  10. modern jane November 18, 2011 at 11:32 pm #

    Fantastic! These are all such great ideas!

  11. The Shade Shop, Inc. November 18, 2011 at 10:37 pm #

    I adore children's artwork and always displayed my boy's work and now their children's work in my home. Here is another great use of children's artwork used locally here in a children's hospital. http://www.lafontsee.us/childrens-hospital/index.html

    Thank you for the great ideas on the different ways to display!!

  12. Teresa November 18, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    All your suggestions are lovely, Cristin.
    Thank you!

    If I had the space I would go for that last display…

  13. pve design November 18, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    There is a famous quote that goes something like this,
    “Nothing in life is worth more than leaving behind children and art.” There is something so playful and happy that children bring to life and to art.
    Great displays. I also like saving it in boxes for years to come. I have tons of artwork framed and hung and then some hidden for a rainy day ray of sunshine.

  14. Laura@JourneyChic November 18, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    Great ideas! My son's starting to bring home some scribbles from daycare and I feel bad tossing them.

  15. jmat November 18, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

    Loving the 1st 2nd and last couple, really cool

  16. Collette Osuna November 18, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    I ADORE the first photo and idea:)

    A Funky Little Fashion Blog

  17. Leslie November 18, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

    Even though I don't have children, I love your ideas. They are absolutely precious. 🙂