Displaying Collections with Style and Restraint (Or, How Not to Look Like a Hoarder!)
Whether you collect vintage coins, straw hats, heart-shaped rocks, or anything else on earth, you probably want to corral your treasures in an attractive, efficient fashion. The idea here is to create impact without looking like a hoarder, and that requires a certain finesse. At JAC Interiors, we feel that you can achieve maximum impact by grouping collections all together, in a singular fashion for a singular sensation. In fact, even if your collection is of something old, displaying the collection all together creates a grand gesture which is actually a very modern idea. But, and here’s the main caveat, showcase the display in an interesting way, not in your grandmother’s curio cabinet. Get creative and bring some fresh life into whatever you collect so you don’t look like a hoarder!
The secret is in the styling of the arrangement – but that’s not always something that’s easy to get across in words. So, we’ve come up with a gallery of beautiful ideas to help you display your collectibles stylishly, no matter what you love. As an interior design firm working with high end residential projects, we have seen our fair share of collections gone bad, or rather, collections strewn out throughout a home, losing the impact of a large grouping. One of our favorite mottos is “frame everything”! Individually framing each flat (or nearly flat) item in a collection — butterflies, concert tickets, pressed flowers, coins – allows you to slowly add to your collection over time while still uniting it.
Even if you’re thinking, “but I don’t collect anything”, I bet you do. Look around, I’m sure you have many memorable family photos and art pieces you’ve collected throughout the years. Presto – a ready made collection! And to be honest, personal touches are what makes a house a home, and nothing does that quite as well as family photos and artworks. But finding ways to incorporate a photo display into an interior design can sometimes prove challenging. JAC loves putting these photo collections to good use by incorporating them into a large photo gallery, almost anywhere in your home, in a linear direction down a hallway, or from floor to ceiling- its all good and super impactful. An over-the-top photo or art display is always a good idea!