Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Clever Ways to Display a Collection

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Clever Ways to Display a Collection

Farm Life
Group flea market finds, like animal-shaped weather vanes, for unexpected wall art.

Old and New
Hanging ornate mirrors together on a bright orange wall presents a pleasing juxtaposition between antique and modern.

In a Row
Mounting several shelves together gives flexibility in displaying a variety of items.

Toy Story
Children's toys become display-worthy when they’re artfully arranged on simple white shelves.

Sweet Sentiments
A shelf displaying small trinkets and cooking items gets a charming touch when it’s outlined with a string of tiny lights.

Dishing It Out
A breakfront offers the perfect solution for storing, displaying and protecting dishware.

Culinary Cues
Frequently used kitchen items such as teapots, cooking utensils and cutting boards have a visual impact when arranged together on open shelves.

Arranged Art
Hanging vintage charcoal portraits of a similar style creates a wallpaper effect in a reading nook.

Faded Notes
Pinning up a collection of ephemera, such as vintage sheet music, in a grid pattern creates orderly and dimensional wall art.

Mixed Materials
Create a textural mixture on a mantel with shiny golds, dull whites and rough woods.

Plate Rack
Neutral-toned plates hung symmetrically and tightly together become a dramatic sculptural element.

Flew the Coop
Chicken dishes sit protected on a shelving unit covered in chicken wire for a tongue-in-cheek display.

Patterned Pieces
Simply shaped stoneware pitchers look striking when arranged together.

Bowled Over
Though beautiful individually, a collection of vintage bowling pins creates a strong sculptural display.

Photo Finish
A wall covered with black-and-white portraits makes a graphic statement in an office.