Whether it’s coins, old records, or china teapots, if you enjoy collecting you’ll probably want to display your prized items in your home rather than keeping them stored away. But how to show them off in a way that doesn’t make you look like a crazy hoarder? These examples should offer some tips and inspiration on how to display your collections.
Simple shelves are the perfect solution to displaying any number of things, including this vintage camera collection, which draw just the right amount of attention to themselves.
Alternatively, you can choose to be a bit more creative with the shelves you use and their placement so as to help make your collection really stand out.
This collection of vintage enamel pitchers has been cleverly organised by colour, giving the whole thing a sense of order.
Rather than hanging your pictures and paintings separately, gather them together to create an attractive gallery wall.
If you have a fascination with rocks and fossils, don’t keep them stuffed away in boxes – give them pride of place in your home. Yes, even rocks can look beautiful when exhibited with a bit of panache.
Lacking cupboard space in your kitchen for your cups and mugs? Then make a feature of them by hanging them on your wall.
Don’t hide away your jaunty hat collection. Show it off with an artistically arranged wall display.
Whether you collect old football shirts, comic books, or shopping bags from your favourite designer/boutique stores, these too can be easily displayed – simply frame them and hang them.
A unique way to show off those treasured family photos – and it’s an approach that can be adapted to a variety of other collectible items, such as postcards or concert tickets.
An alternative to this would be to create a collage. They’re easy to put together, and look great once finished.
It’s not just what you display that matters, but how you display it. These decorative plates snake across one wall to the next, which makes them much more interesting than if they were simply grouped together.
If you can spare the shelf space, arrange your favourite books cover out – be warned, though, your friends will probably spend more time than usual nosing through them.
A table or sideboard not being used for anything else could easily become an exclusive area to display your collectibles.