his very own art gallery

A couple months ago, Matthias told me, “In our next house, I want to have my very own art gallery.” And since we have plenty of space, and no plans to move any time soon, I thought, “Why not give him an art gallery now?”We have a loft upstairs that connects all the bedrooms. It’s a great space but I’ve never really decorated it.  I pulled everything out of the room–some random throw pillows, an old lamp and some random toys–and left just the basics for a clean slate.

Here’s the finished space. It’s whimsical and simple–a perfect kid’s space. I framed a few of his favorite pieces of art–and there’s lots more room for more framed artwork!

We found this couch a couple years ago at Pottery Barn. It was a floor model and marked way down. It’s super comfy.

The chair is from Target quite a few years ago and it’s still in great condition.

I picked up a couple new pillows and the small aqua lamp from Target. All of it was on sale–nice!

I love this Eric Carle style sun art that Matthias did last year in first grade.

I drew some chalk frames on the chalkboard and we can add more frames and art as needed.

Matthias loved it. And now he has his very own art gallery!  Doesn’t it make you want to pull out the watercolors and create?

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  1. Hi Lisa,
    this is a beautiful room and such an inspiration for a little one. I am definitely inspired by your work and this room, I think we need to add some frames to “Zoom”‘s room for his art, too.

    I’ve started a linky party for children’s crafts at my blog and I’d be honored if you joined us. This room is so very awesome.

    Thank you,
    Paula at Welcoming Spirit

  2. Love it! What a great space for your son to show his work for you all to enjoy. I think kids’ artwork makes a home feel so happy! Matthias is very talented 🙂

  3. That is so awesome! I was thinking Eric Carle before you even said it. Love that big chalkboard. There must be a ton of those around surplus somewhere since all the schools are moving to smartboards.

  4. Wonderful, creative space, Lisa! I am sure he will be inspired each time he hangs out there! I saw a neat way to display kids art on Pinterest the other day and they had a wall decal above the space that quoted Picasso – “Every Child is an Artist” – here are some neat ones for sale on Etsy, if you are looking for any final finishing touches for this awesome space!


  5. we buy the inexpensive frames from Wal-Mart that have the glass that pops out the front. we hung them in the kids’ area of our house, gallery style, and they were so proud to see there stuff up. it’s super easy to change the stuff out as they make more art. love the frames on the chalkboard!

  6. what a great way to make him and his art feel important.
    good job mom!! we ALL need to be able to be artistic in some way. that can be from cooking to rubber stamping to drawing on the driveway with chalk! :^) thanks for sharing this.

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