Most of us, at some point, have had a collection of something special to us. Part of the pride we take in having a collection is putting it on display. Not only can we enjoy it, but we can share the joy it brings us with others. From a decorative standpoint, though, sometimes collections can make a space look cluttered. There are some clever ways of displaying collections so this isn’t a problem. It’s all in how you arrange the items. Collections can go from looking like just a bunch of one thing gathered together, to looking like an intentional decorative statement. Here are 10 ideas for displaying collections in style.
Displaying Collections in Style
1 A collection of vintage globes create an interesting vignette when paired with a desk and an eye-catching gallery wall.
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Designer: Suzanne Kasler
2 Old bricks were turned into creative wall art that adds history and character to the space.
3 A collection of various hats hang vertically along this wall to serve as both clever organization and artistic expression.
Photographer: Victoria Pearson
4Interspersing a collection of seashells with other like-minded trinkets adds more to the depth and story of this collection.
5Vintage cameras on a set of shelves take the place of a piece of art for an eye-catching black and white display.
6Distressed mirrors of varying sizes and shapes have a dramatic effect in this hallway and help reflect extra light through the space.
7A metal shelving unit adds to the retro flair of this display of adorable vintage radios.
8Smaller collections can be gathered together in an interesting vase or bowl to serve as a centerpiece or accent piece, as seen with these clocks.
9Glass shelves lift up some of the perfume bottles to create more dimension in the display.
Photographer: Martyn Thompson
10Vintage suitcases stacked on top of each other take the place of a table to create a unique and charming vignette in an entryway.
Displaying your collections can bring personality and charm to a space that is uniquely yours. What is your favorite collection?