Do you like to display collectibles around your home? Everyone collects something. It might be shoes or stamps, antique cameras, or historic coins, but there is something you work hard to accumulate and love to behold. Unfortunately, not every collection lends itself to a home exhibition, which makes creative displays fascinating and inspirational, especially for home decorating. Here are a few inventive DIY displays to help you show off your favorite stuff.
8 Home Decorating Tips to Display Collectibles
1. Display Collectibles with Unique Shelving
Shelves might seem like an obvious option, but it can be difficult to use shelving to display your collection without crowding an entire wall with ledges. Plus, shelves don’t always lend themselves to an eye-catching or interesting presentation, so you must be creative with your shelving to get your collection to visually pop.
One solution is to use all sides of a shelf to show off your stuff. For example, with a jewelry collection, you can set small items, like rings or bangles, on top, while longer, dangly items like necklaces, hang from below. If you need help styling your shelves or decorating your shelves take a look on Southern Living.
2. Use a Ladder in your Home Decor Ideas
If you don’t have wall space for the shelves you need, you can use a wooden ladder for a similar purpose. However, because a ladder is stable on the ground, you can place heavier items, like shoes, on its rungs or drape longer items, like scarves, around its rails. For an interesting effect, you might consider placing several ladders of different sizes or styles side-by-side and layering them with elements of your collection.
3. Chairs can Make For Beautiful Display Area
You are probably looking for display tips to avoid tossing your beloved collection on just any piece of furniture, but old chairs actually make for a fascinating display. The seat of a simple, antique chair can hold plenty of bulky items, like bags and purses, without detracting from the collection’s beauty. You can organize your collection by type ― for example placing creels on one chair and antique fishing rods and lures on another.
4. Display Collectibles Like Coins in Frames
Frames work wonders at showcasing all sorts of collections, from photographs to cameras themselves. If you can mount your collection on the wall ― which you can with almost anything, including serving trays, hats, and award ribbons ― you should consider hanging a frame around some or all of it to provide a finished look. Before you start posting things on the wall, you should consider how you want the final product to look: rigidly organized or stylishly jumbled.
5. A Vanity Table can Be Used for Creative Decorations
If your collection is too precious to allow it to gather dust, you should consider finding or building a vanity table. With a shelf underneath for easy access to your valuables and a glass top so you can see your collection in all its glory. This is particularly good for make-up or other small items you might often take out and use but does not want sitting open around your home.
6. Display Collectibles as Wallpaper
If your collection is paper-based (and if you plan to be in your home for a very long time) you might consider using it as wallpaper. Covering a single wall or the walls of a small room is a resourceful way to make interior design personal while showing off your collection. Further, if you make color copies of your collection, which may include maps or photographs, you don’t have to ruin what you worked so hard to accumulate, but you can still see them every day.
7. A Pegboard if Functional and is a Great Decor Item:
A DIYer’s go-to material, pegboard is the answer for nearly every display-related problem, and it just so happens to be useful for collection exhibition, as well. Small items, like rocks or coins, can be affixed to wooden pegs using glue or wire and posted into a pegboard in a pleasing pattern.
Alternatively, suspended items like necklaces or purses can hang from pegs in a pegboard, allowing them to be both accessible and decorative.
8. Display Collectibles as Usable Storage
Most collections include items that were once functional, and in your effort to display them, you can make them functional once more. For example, antique suitcases, briefcases, hat boxes, or bags can be stacked and used as storage for other items, like clothing or important documents. Alternatively, you can start another collection of vintage furniture and use those to store your current prized possessions.
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