When my girls were little, I did not have the time nor the energy to make their room the adorable nursery I wanted it to be. Their early arrival into this world shortened our timeline for getting their room “ready” even sooner than we anticipated, so my sweet husband is having to put up with my need to “make up for it” 5 years later. Their “big girl” room has been slowly coming together over the last 2 years, and I’m glad I’ve been taking it slowly. I don’t want to rush into picking out paint colors or choose some ho-hum art to put on the walls. Since I didn’t get to decorate their nursery the way I wanted to, I refuse to settle for less than the best (well, my opinion of the best anyway).
As I was searching for the perfect artwork to add a little personality to their room, I came across Minted. I am familiar with Minted’s amazing personalized holiday and special occasion stationary, but did you know they sold artwork too? I had no idea until I searched their site what amazing artists they feature!
Of course I had to choose this artwork the second I saw it. Remind you of anything I already love? While I was working on personalizing these pieces, Caroline came into the office and said, “Hey! That looks like It’s a Small World!” and I knew in an instant I’d made the right choice for this special art. Creating a personal art gallery for your kids’ space is not as difficult as you may think. Here are a few of my tips for creating a beautiful, special space just for your kids: Smaller is Better
Don’t feel the need to crowd the space with all. the. things. Be choosy. Besides their personalized art, I chose photos that already had memories and moments attached to them. Kid’s rooms are supposed to be fun, not stuffy!
Don’t Make it Permanent
While framed art from Minted comes in high quality frames with great backing, don’t feel like you need to hang everything with nails. Command Picture Hanging Strips are awesome because they allow you to move things around as needed without leaving holes or marks in your walls (and my opinionated kids will probably want a change sooner than me, so this is really the way to go for growing kids).
Let Your Kids Help
My girls are 5, and their sense of space and proportion is not quite up to picture hanging quality yet, but that doesn’t mean they can assist! Allowing them to help with a project makes it feel like it really belongs to them. Let your kids decide where they want to hang the art, show them how to lay it out on the ground before you hang it up to check the layout and spacing, and then let them pass you the pieces to hang (obviously, this is best done with smaller art…nothing we hung up was larger than 8×10). It’s amazing what a sense of accomplishment kids can have, even with the smallest of tasks! Speaking of tasks, if you’re feeling encouraged to tackle your own art gallery with the help of my tips, why not get a little help from Minted too? They’ve partnered with me on this post to giveaway a $150 credit to shop on their site for one of my lucky readers!
Say what?! Yes, you read that right, $150 credit to Minted.com! I love that Minted sells the work of independent artists from all over the world on their site. I could seriously sit and browse their art all. day. long. It’s great to know I am supporting a small business when I purchase art on from their website.
So have I talked you into entering yet? Just head over here, fill out all your information, and make sure you watch your email! The giveaway runs from today through June 6, 2016, and the winner will be notified by the Minted team on or after June 6, 2016. I’m sure a lot of folks will enter, but, unfortunately, there will only be one winner.
Which project are you going to get started on today? Make sure to share this giveaway with anyone who’d love to win a credit to shop with Minted!