When you’re a collector, things can pile up rather quickly, and without a proper place to display your favorite pieces, they’ll likely get lost in the unwieldy shuffle. Sure, you can go the classic route of placing your priceless figurines in a glass case in the original packaging, tucked away under UV-protected glass, or stuffed into a closet, but there’s a better way.
Figurines, collectibles and more are often colorful pieces of history you’ll want to keep on display. Why not turn your hobby into a cool, creative staple in your home décor lineup — here’s a few tips and tricks that’ll help you take your home to the next level.
Hang it Up
Take a step back and consider the massive storage potential of displaying objects on the wall. Large toys or game boards can be displayed on the wall with a little finesse. Click here for some tips on hanging heavy items.
Set the Stage
Placing everyday objects in a special stage like setting can add an air of cool to any type of room. Deep shelves on the wall or a hanging shadow box display can give things like your favorite Pixel Pals, action figures, or your set of collectible toy cars some room to breathe, while at the same time adding character to your space.
Think Outside the Frame
Forgo the glass, and try using frames as more of a border between larger items, adding structure and division between them. Things that work well here are vintage cameras or machinery, car parts or signage from a bygone era.
Give old things a new lease on life. Think containers like suitcases as storage vessels for other items, turn your vintage paint cans into a planter, etc. This lends a dash of personality to your space, while at the same time, giving you an easy way to stay organized. A real win-win if you ask us.
Go Salon Style with Traditional Art
Whether you’ve got a world-class lithograph collection or a solid lineup of vintage movie posters, cover your walls from head to toe. This look is not for the minimal at heart, and it’s a lot to say the least. Keep it in the same family when it comes to frames, whether that’s all out vintage, or simple invisible frames, so as to not overwhelm the senses.
Group Like Items Together for Maximum Impact
Have a collection that highlights a specific animal, favorite toy, let them all take up a wall, or have their own dedicated shelf. Repetition is a valuable design tool. Plus, your collection of Victorian hats or animal-shaped mugs look better on display than crammed into a dusty old closet.
At the end of the day, the world, or your wall, is your oyster. From unique wall displays to clever methods of storage, your only limits are your imagination. Just consider abandoning the factory sealed box in flavor of a little more flair.
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