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Jan 24 / Guest Blogger

Guest Post: Incorporating Kids’ Artwork into Your Décor

The blog is getting super stylish today with the arrival of guest blogger Emily A. Clark.  A home stylist and interior decorator, Emily can transform a room from drab to fab.  If you don’t believe me, just check out her amazing home office makeover, which is just one of her amazing projects.  Emily has also inspired me with her ability to re-purpose items that she finds on Craigslist and at Goodwill; she’s a girl after my own heart.  On top of it all, Emily is a mom of three, which makes her an expert on the following topic: Incorporating kids’ artwork into your home decor.  Take it away, Emily!

Although Erin’s sweet Ike may not be interested in making masterpieces with markers just yet, I thought I would share some of my favorite images of rooms where kids’ artwork is prominently displayed and brings in a bright dose of happy color.

The more the merrier. . . I love how lots of smaller frames were tightly arranged to create a large, impactful wall gallery.

Velvet & Linen

Changing it up. . . In our home, there is a never ending supply of new artistic creations.  A large fabric-covered bulletin board is the perfect way to easily change out what’s displayed.  Hung behind a sofa, it becomes an over-sized piece of art in itself.

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Mix it in. . . Kids’ artwork doesn’t have to be saved for the kids’ spaces in your home.  Frame it and mix it in with favorite family photographs and collectibles for an interesting, eclectic display.

Frame for free. . . Have lots of artwork, but not so many frames?  This is a great, economical way to fill your walls.  Use old box lids to create an instant frame.  Not only are they inexpensive, but make it extra easy to change out the artwork.

Commission your kids. . . . If you want art uniquely made for your room without the price tag of an original painting, why not commission your kids to create an “abstract” with the colors of your space?

Robyn Karp Interiors

Thanks, Erin, for allowing me to guest post while you’re on mommy duty!  Look forward to seeing how Ike’s creations will fill your walls in the coming years.

Thanks so much, Emily!  You may have convinced me that it is possible to incorporate Ike’s future masterpieces into our home in ways other than just sticking something on the refrigerator!  What does everyone else think?  Any creative ways that you’ve displayed your child’s artwork?

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  1. Melissa / Jan 24 2011

    Great ideas! Will have to remember to do this when we have kids!

  2. Centsational Girl / Jan 24 2011

    These are absolutely fabulous! I love all the inspiration, Emily is such a pro, and so delighted to see her ideas here!
    Many blessings
    xoxo
    Kate

    PS Congrats on the new bundle of joy, those are the sweetest days. :)

  3. Emily A. Clark / Jan 24 2011

    Erin–Thanks again for having me. And, I agree with Kate’s comment, these ARE the sweetest days :)

  4. Emily / Jan 29 2011

    Great ideas! I especially love the first room with all of the framed pictures and the idea of using a box lid.

  5. blackgardeniadesign / Jan 31 2011

    Beautiful inspiration… I especially love the gorgeous living room with the oversized piece of “kid art”! Cheers!

  6. Emily, these are some amazing inspiration images. Great tips, too!

  7. I love the box lids idea for frames! And that display of kids artwork with old family photos and even Star Wars and Mario toys is so fun and still stylish. I’ll have to remember that one.

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