I was inspired by this morning’s #DSArt challenge to round up great examples of the ways people have created artwork in their home from beautiful collections. From tiny deer figurines and mirror collections to stunning framed botanical prints and shadowboxed handkerchiefs, these homes have used so many creative ideas for displaying collections without them feeling overwhelming, or by relegating them to closed books and cabinets somewhere. I love the way these display ideas have brought treasured objects – even the most everyday objects like spoons – to life and turned them into a conversation piece in everyone’s homes. I hope they’ll be inspiring and perhaps lead to a little weekend re-decorating! xo, grace
Click through for all 20 collection display ideas after the jump!
Arrowhead image via Live Auctioneers, Framed jewelry from Elsa Mora, Framed spoons by Victoria McIntosh: ‘Spoon Collection’ (Found spoons and pins), Pink room via Elle Decor, Handkerchiefs via House & Home Magazine.
Using Collections as Artwork is a great way to have them “live” with you more than something that’s framed or closed off in some way. Grouping a small amount of like-objects on the wall makes treasured objects double as artwork and lets them be a part of discussions whenever guests visit.
Chair Rails are a great way to display thinner objects, like these mirrors from Martha Stewart Living.
A label or naming system is a fun way to make your collection easy to interact with when guests are over. Drawing attention to the types of plants behind a frame or cameras on a wall, like this photo of the Levi’s store by Shawn Hoke, can create conversation or teach little ones about your favorite items.
Photo above from Emma Jeff’s home tour on DS.
The Fridge is often overlooked as a place to display a collection. But if you group things with even spacing, it can be a simple and easy way to give prominence to fun collections like tickets and tags.
Image above from Paul Donald’s home tour on DS.
Image above by Amanda McLauchlan
Little Nooks (added or found existing spots) can be a great space to show off tiny collections, like Stephen and Shauna’s collection of plastic deer.
Tea Tins from Corbin’s DS home tour and wall art from Geraldine James’s “Creative Walls” book on the Laura Ashley blog.
Classic displays arranged on shelves are never a bad way to go. Simple is not always boring – these beautiful crocks and bowls on display at Huniford are a great example.