Tuesday, January 9, 2018

5 Creative Ways to Incorporate Collections into Your Interior Design

Whatever you collect, it does you no good if it is hidden away in a box. Finishing a room with a handful – or more – of personal treasures adds a little bit of your personality to the space. However, incorporating collections into your design is as much a science as it is an art.

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Make a Boundary

Choose how you will display your treasures. A wall unit or entertainment center with shelves or doors will create a boundary around your collection that stops the eye and highlights your special pieces. Perfect for showing off collectibles, the Parker House Cosmopolitan 4 Piece Entertainment Wall Unit features built-in LED lighting that won’t interfere when you want to watch a movie in the dark.

Use Your Vertical Space

Gallery walls are making a comeback, so now is the time to make a display out of your art collection. When clustered together, they could make a charming display. A cluster of black and white photographs makes a stunning showpiece. Or choose a theme among your pieces of art and group them together. Use different shapes and sizes but plot them out so that they define the space.

Make Use of Small Spaces

A smaller collection may not get the attention it deserves if it has to compete with your bigger pieces. Give your bathroom some character by grouping a small collection on the wall. Antique hand mirrors, compacts, or small pieces of art all make a statement. Or show off your perfume bottle collection in a display on the vanity.

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Give Your Display Rustic Appeal

Milk glass, old books, trophies, and terrariums share space on the Putnam Avenue Apple Jack Rack. These items would be overwhelmed by something too fancy, so the rustic appeal of this rack does the trick. The weathered appearance gives the entire display unique character and farmhouse appeal.

Use a Shadow Box

Just because it is a tried-and-true way to display your treasures doesn’t mean you can’t make it creative, especially if you have a large collection of vintage jewelry or mementos from your travels. Unify the collection by displaying your jewelry on black velvet or make a travelogue of each trip and line the shadow boxes up vertically.

Let your love and enjoyment of your collections be your inspiration. Whether your passion is tiny treasures or oversized artifacts, when you display them in an organized manner they will gather complements instead of dust.

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