We’ve all got too much “stuff”. Instead of storing your collectibles in boxes, these 12 ideas can help you get creative with displaying them!
If you are like us, that garage or attic might be getting a little full. When it starts to spill over to your closets, it might be time to rethink the situation. Who said having 15 vintage cheese graters was a bad thing? But 15 graters in a box might be one box too many! What if those cheese graters could instantly become a unique tchotchke (choch-key) display rack. The possibilities are there!
That knick-knack from Mom turned into a collection of the weirdest children’s toys from the 1920s. Now what? It’s time to think outside of the box and display your unique items in new ways! Here are 12 ideas to help you jump start your home redecorating.
12. Make Works Of Art From Collectible Jewelry
Jewelry from Grandma that you aren’t sure how to show off? Thin shadow boxes are a great start! Perhaps adding your favorite fabric (or even a scrap from Grandma herself!) would add even more color to the display!
11. Display Like Items To Create Depth
By grouping similar small items, you can make a big impact! It draws the eye and makes what could feel like clutter instead feel like an art installation.
10. Grandma’s Favorite Outfit
Dress forms are a fantastic way to show off that favorite passed-down outfit. Pair with your favorite collectibles on a shelf to create an eye-catching corner!
9. Use Color Patterns To Make Collections Stand Out
What a creative idea! Using colors or shapes to link similar items is a great way to display a collection in a new and inventive way.
8. Use Glass Cloches To Give A 360 Display
For items that are interesting or attractive on all sides, consider displaying them in an upright fashion. Cloche (pronounced /klōSH/) are a great way to show off those odd-shaped items in a beautiful way!
7. Vintage Industry Collectibles
A great way to display unusual “industrial” items is by grouping like-items and placing them in an unconventional space. This display of antique windmills from the top of barns is beautifully shared in a living room!
6. Show Off Your Goods With Floating Boxes
For larger collections, consider connecting them by like-items or color and then displaying them in this “out of the box” display.
5. Frame Similar Items With Different Shapes
To connect like items that might be different sizes, consider framing them to connect them visually.
4. Illuminate The Smallest Of Collectible Items
For those super small items, this is a fantastic way to show them off and maintain a tidy collection!
3. Stack Bulky Items To Create A Taller Masterpiece
Sometimes our collectibles won’t fit on a shelf. By stacking them, you can create a whole new display option. Great for a corner or an unused table!
2. Make Useful Gadgets A Show-Stopping Wall Collectible Display
Instead of cluttering drawers, these periodically used kitchen gadgets found themselves in an easy-to-reach (and wash!) location. By hanging them, the items went from gadget to art in a snap!
1. Mix And Match Your Items For An Eclectic Wall Installation
By far our favorite idea! This wonderful display shows off so much personality with a mix-and-match of various items. Using the white space around the objects, this layout allows for a huge array of different items. They don’t all connect in similar interest or color but rather by how much they are loved by the owner!
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