Show Off Your Kids’ Artwork: Home Design Ideas with Long-Term Benefits (part four)
I talk about good use of space and making every inch count constantly. Another topic of paramount importance is building an environment that instills confidence as much as nurtures creativity in children. In other words, the objective is to provide adequate room to grow with lots of choices along the way. For example, I love showcasing my kids’ talents throughout our home. As such, a hallway gallery of kids’ art is a no-brainer. But it’s not simply one of hallway design ideas, it’s a way to encourage and promote self-esteem.
Design ideas file tip #4 / hallway:
FRAME & REINFORCE
Problem: Very long, narrow and poorly lit hallway.
Solution: Take creative control — illuminate by ushering in light and art.
When it comes to hallway design ideas, widen where possible. Create light coves. Take advantage of the wall expanse to set up an eye-engaging gallery. Float slim exhibition rails directly under the light cove on alternating sides. They are fitted with a lip at the front to stop pictures from sliding forward. Place at eye level.
Added Benefit: Prominent display of children’s art encourages individuality.
This post on hallway design ideas is based on the ideaBOOK 01 Displaying & Organizing. It is available for a free download here.
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