Are you a collector? Whether you have a passion for art, photographs, action figures or something else entirely, here are some options for displaying your memorabilia.
Mount it on a wall
Family photos and art pieces are commonplace, even among those who don’t consider themselves collectors. Fortunately, there’s no storage of creative ways to display wall art.
The trick is to focus on the frames, For instance, one method is to use frames of the same color but of varying sizes and designs. This creates visual interest and unites the collection. Figurines and other small items with depth can be housed similarly using shadow boxes or a divided case.
Hang artwork at eye level for optimal visual appeal. For museum-quality results, keep the center point of your display collection between 57 and 63 inches from the floor.
Showcase it on shelves
Curio cabinets and other types of shelving work well for arranging collections and giving individual pieces a chance to stand out. Whether you’re into vintage dishes or figurines, consider grouping your collection according to color or pattern.
If you have glass or crystal items, sunny windows are ideal spots for your display. And avoid overloading shelves; open space can make a visual impact.
Arrange it on furniture
When it comes to displaying eclectic items or combining collections, look to the top of your favorite furniture pieces. On the surface of a credenza or console table, mix tall and short items as well as various shapes and textures along a horizontal line, similar to a cityscape.