It was a fun and simple way to display the kids' projects and keep the dining room from feeling too stuffy. Formal is not the way our family rolls on the day-to-day, so adding a little charm and whimsy to our formal spaces helps them from taking themselves too seriously.
I wanted to bring the frames back to our new dining space but the taller ceilings called for a switch up in the layout. Some tweaks to the grouping and we now have ourselves a new and improved art gallery wall.
Some of the paper clips snapped off in the move, so we decided to go with washi tape and mounted the pictures directly onto the wall.
Thanks to this ridiculous winter, we gathered quite the collection of board games. Our family likes to play here at the table or at the couch. So, keeping the games out and accessible made sense for us.
Our current favorites are on top and others are stored in the buffet.
The small bowl next to the pitcher holds some of our card games and decks.
We're all about making this house work for our family. There are no rules about what can't or should go in your dining room. Some spaces will be formal and others not-so much. We still have some other blank walls to address in this room, and by the time we're done I hope we have a nice mix of classic meets fun.
How do you display your kid's art? Do you prefer a formal dining room or casual spaces?
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