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How to frame kids’ art

by Framebridge Editorial
January 09, 2024
3 min read

Magical kingdoms. Faraway planets. Colorful creatures. Children’s ideas are endless, as are their oeuvres in fingerpaint, markers, crayon, #2 pencils, and so on. While we love every bit, all their works of art can sometimes get a little overwhelming – especially when they’re displayed on your fridge. So how do you show your kids that you’re proud of their work while maintaining your personal style? Follow these six easy steps.

Framing kids art with Framebridge

1. Pick your favorites. What pieces do you and your kids love the most? Do any of the pieces recall special memories? Is there one that makes you smile every time you see it?

2. Gallery walls are your best friend. By dedicating one wall to an array of art, you can swap out pieces over time or add to the arrangement as your kids grow. Go for a grid, stack, or even lean them on a ledge for an easy-chic look. Consider using the same frame style throughout for a uniform design that balances the art’s bright colors and abstract shapes.

Parent hanging their kids art framed by Framebridge

3. Opt for a clean and simple frame. Galleries typically frame pieces in sleek black, white, or natural wood frames that draw the focus to the art. Simple and modern, these frames bring elevated style to scribbles and splatters. We always reach for Irvine Slim, Mercer Slim, and Marin when framing kids’ art, and our new American Hardwood styles are especially designed to showcase art. 

4. Consider a float mount. While clean frames elevate the look, a float mount elevates the art—literally! By raising the art slightly above the mat, float mounting creates depth and shadows while showing off the unique edges of the art. It works especially well for textured pieces. Think: glitter, pipe cleaners, and cotton balls!

5. Put us to work. Let us do the hard part for you. Order online, then mail us your art (or upload a photo if you want us to make a digital print). We’ll custom frame your piece and ship it back to you safely within a few days.

6. Hang it up. Follow your design and hang your art in your child’s playroom, bedroom, or nursery. Or incorporate it into a gallery wall with other art pieces and photos. Our collection of gallery walls come with lifesize hanging guides for quick and easy installation.

Kids room with art framed by Framebridge