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3 tips to create an amazing art wall layouts for kids

Updated: Aug 2, 2022

Art is such a wonderful part of children's development. It allows them to express their creativity and develop important skills. Like adults, children enjoy art in their space!

Tip #1: Display artwork at their eye level

Artwork is best enjoyed when you can comfortably look at it. So for kids, this means hanging art up at their eye level. It also works great to complement their mini spaces.

WxH shows how art can be hung at kids eye level with two prints and a monkey toy on a suitcase
Hanging pieces at a child's eye level lets them easily enjoy artwork

Not sure what eye level means? It's the height for optimal viewing, which is also where you want to center the artwork. Here's a quick reference for recommended hanging heights based on your child's height:

WxH Art Height Chart for Kids, child height to 2 feet 6 inches, display at 26 inches, child height to 3 feet, display at 32 inches, child height to 3 feet 6 inches, display at 38 inches, child height to 4 feet, display at 44 inches, child height to 4 feet 6 inches, display at 50 inches, and child height to 5 feet, display at 54 inches
Quick reference chart for art display heights for kids

And since kids will keep growing, the good news is, their artwork can "grow up" with them. If you're worried about creating too many nail holes, use something like Command Picture Hanger Strips which allows you easily reposition frames.

If you're looking for more examples, Far Out City has a wonderful post with example photos.

Tip #2: Display their creations and artwork

For people of any age, one of the most important aspects of art is the emotional connection you have with it. When you surround yourself with things that you connect with, your space feels amazing. Displaying your child's art will feel great for the whole family! It's a powerful way to show your child that you're proud of their work, and it can establish a strong sense of self-worth and healthy pride. They will feel encouraged to explore their self-expression and develop their creative talents. For more info, check out this article on the importance of art in child development.

There are some easy ways to display their art. Install a ledge or shelf to display their art, including their 3-D creations. This can make it easier to switch out pieces and add to your collection. Or attach a string across the wall and use clothespins to display the pieces.

Children's art displayed on a string line
Display your child's wonderful creations

Tip #3: Help them design their own space

That's right! Include your child in the design decisions for their room. Encourage them to choose a piece of art that they'd like to display. Having a grown-up piece of art in their space can broaden their horizons and spark creative interest. As they develop and grow, you can keep helping them explore new types of art and styles.

Mother and daughter looking at the computer together
Explore artwork with your child to help them design their space

Good news! With our app, we can help you find your little one's ideal hanging height and explore new artwork for their space. We're currently working on our beta release. If you'd like to be one of the first to use try our solution, we'd love to have you join our beta testers.

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