I love that having young children is the perfect excuse to embrace all that cheerful, colourful, not-quite-perfect aesthetic. But I still love to display it in ways that work with the rest of the house.
This is one of my all-time favourite display ideas by designers/developers Robert and Cortney Novogratz from Nine by Design (have you seen that show - crazy! Their book, Downtown Chic is fantastic by the way).
They shrunk images of artwork by their (7!!) children and collaged it onto one big canvas. It looks like it's worth thousands.
I love kid's art in a frame - especially grouped en-masse. We have lots in our house. Recently I suggested to a client looking for a temporary solution to cheer up her dining room that she compile a heap of her kids' artwork into white Ikea frames and hang them in a grid (I think hanging them symmetrically like that just makes it seem smarter and more considered?)
Here's some more of my favourite display ideas.
|We have a similar system to this in our toyroom. Ikea curtain rod and bulldog clips. Easy to hang and easy to change.|