I love children’s art. Although my son’s drawings are obviously my favorite, pretty much anything a kid does makes me smile when I see it proudly displayed in someone’s home.
There are several different ways to display your child’s art, but I think these gallery style frames from Lillian Vernon are one of my favorites. The frames open like cabinets, which makes it incredibly easy to change your display whenever your little Picasso brings home a new masterpiece. The frames also come in white or black, so you can choose the style that best fits with your home decor.
The Lillian Vernon frames can be hung vertically or horizontally. If you’re trying to create a special gallery space in your home, I’d recommend at least one vertical and one horizontal frame per child.
If you’re on a really tight budget, use cheap discount store frames as placeholders until you can afford to fill the entire area with the cabinet frames. As long as you stick to either all black or all white frames, the entire display will have a sense of continuity.
The hallway I use for displaying my son’s work has room for both vertical and horizontal pictures. Keeping the arrangement flexible seems to result in the best artwork. For some reason, he really dislikes Mom telling him his painting needs to be oriented a certain way!
Another feature I like about these frames is that they have space for storing up to 50 pictures. This means you’ll have a safe spot for all of your child’s creations until you get around to scanning them, sticking them in a scrapbook, or wrapping them up as gifts for Grandpa and Grandma.
Photo credit: Lillian Vernon