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Displaying collections

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 Leave a Comment

By nature, we are hunters and gatherers, stalking our prey at the local flea market, garage sale or antique store.  We bring home that perfect treasure to remind us of sunny beaches and travels abroad.  But effectively displaying the stuff we collect is more difficult than acquiring the individual items.  Collections are a great way to express your personal style, and when purposefully displayed, they look like art.  When displaying your collections, consider the following tips for an eye-pleasing collection.
§ Collections often look best if they have a unifying theme – such as material, form or subject.
Houzz Tim Cuppett Architects
credit: Tim Cuppett Architects via Houzz
§ Treasures displayed en masse catch the eye.
House Beautiful Miles Redd
credit: Miles Redd via House Beautiful
§ Keep collections contained within small areas and  grouped together, helping to avoid a cluttered, rather than a collected look.
Elle Decor John Rosselli
credit: John Rosselli via Elle Decor
§ Sort and display by color.
Belle Maison Books
credit: Belle Maison

Happy Designing


  • Unknown said:  

    I love the color coordinated bookshelves! In fact, I tried it in our built ins and I love the effect!