There is power in numbers! This simple fact helps explain the appeal of collections. Do you collect seashells? Teacups? Vintage lunchboxes? Too often we pack away our collections, labeling them as clutter or useless trinkets. It’s time to let your collections see the light of day. In fact, it’s time to spotlight them with pride!
One interesting aspect of collections is the way they highlight the unique qualities of each item in the group. While you may be likely to ignore a ceramic horse on the shelf of a thrift store, all of a sudden that same horse is an eye-catching treasure when displayed in a grouping with other vintage ceramics. Strangely, sometimes it’s not until we group like items that their nuances truly stand out! On that collector’s note, let’s take a look at some tips for displaying your beloved finds. Check out the images and suggestions below:
Mount Your Collection on the Wall
What if your collection became artwork? That’s right–it’s time to hang your treasures on the wall with the help of some creative display techniques. One strategy involves using unfinished wooden boxes as shelves. Ideal for groups of small items, these compact wall compartments can hold jars and vases filled with collectibles such as shelves. [from Apartment Therapy]
For a fancy take on the wall shelf idea, convert wine crates to display cases with the help of a DIY tutorial from Design Sponge. With the addition of craft paper as an interior lining, these modular containers come to life:
In the image below, shadowboxes are the perfect solution for the display of dessert-themed toys and vintage Avon items. [from Apartment Therapy]