Collections, trophies and prized possessions should be displayed in your home – these are standard collections, if there is such a thing, rather than collections that take over entire rooms or in extreme cases whole houses. Find ways to display your prized possessions can be as creative as you wish – the days of bog-standard boring shelves seems to be fading; today possessions can be shown and displayed in some ingenious ways.
Design Build Ideas
Large wall boards are a great way to bring your sketch or painting collection into your living space.
Pretty glass dishes and dome covered stands are perfect for displaying all manner of things that you prize.
Gimme Some Oven
Give your collection of coffee mugs pride of place in your kitchen with a simple, yet effective, hanging system.
By Stephanie Lynn
Sea-shells can look stylishly chic displayed in a clear glass bowl.
The Interior Collective
Grouping objects is a great way to display them – remember the ‘rule’ that odd numbers always look better than even numbers. Find quirky items, such as an old face-fire screen to display smaller objects successfully.
House To Home
Simple pin boards or boards with crossed tapes are easy to make and ideal for displaying old postcards.
O Garden My Garden
On odd (I know I said only use even numbers, but there’s always the exception to the rule!) clog or fancy shoe is a whimsical place to pop a plant. Air plants are good if you don’t want to run the risk of your display object being accidentally spoilt by water.
A vertical row of hats makes a wonderful display for a hallway.
A display of vintage mirrors is perfect for dark corners or even the bathroom.
An old picture frame with old lace strung across horizontally makes a stylish place to show-off your earrings.
Tidbits and Twine
Sometimes shelves really are the best option for displaying crockery, ceramics and teapots.
Make a wall feature of metal objects – this style of display works well for just about anything – including the new(ish) trend for trophy displays (head of animals such as stags) which was so popular during the Victorian era.