7 creative ways to display your collections

Stop storing things in boxes and bring out your collections, here are some stylish and creative ways to display items in your home.

From your love of cranberry glass to your huge collection of clocks, whatever your passion there is a fun, stylish and creative way to display your collections so everyone can appreciate their beauty.

1. Vintage signs

Run out of wall space everywhere else? Here a display of vintage signs and notices clustered together on the wall above the bath adds plenty of character to a traditional bathroom scheme.

2. Winning combination

Shelves are a great place for collections, but think outside the box. Could you group collections together for maximum impact? Here, a silver tea set looks great perched on top of a collection of old books. Simple yet effective.

3. Bottle it

Unpack your bottle stopper collection and make it into a fun feature on a
sideboard or dresser. Here the collection works well by grouping
attractive bottles in similar tones.

4. Reel sense of drama

Unsure where to place an awkward collection? It’s surprising how many items can look great as part of a wall display. Vintage fishing rods may be difficult to place on a table or shelf, but hung on the wall they look stunning and create a real sense of drama

5. Personal collections

Display your collection of postcards with wire and mini pegs. Simply attach craft wire to nails and then peg on your collection. This look works particularly well in a home office and adds a distinctly personal touch.

6. Mix it up

Here, a small duck collection helps anchor a mix of items together. Fitted shelves and storage are the perfect place to display collections. Make sure you group items together and avoid anything that looks too symmetrical.

7. Another view

Use clever tricks to make your collections stand out. Here glass domes add depth and interest to a simple collection of ceramics.

Use clever tricks to make your collections stand out. Here glass domes add depth and interest to a simple collection of ceramics.

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