Either avid or casual, most people are collectors. One of the major drawbacks of collecting is limited space. There is no need to hide your collections; these are the pieces that add character and dimensions to a home. Besides, these can often be used as conversation pieces. The following are suggestions on how to incorporate your collections into your home.
Collecting coins has been an old popular past time among young and old. Choose your most valued coins and display them in a shadow box using a hot glue gun (should not damage the coin itself, since it easily scrapes off). This method can also be used for pressed pennies. Ensure to place the coins equidistant from each other.
Display antiques that are small in size in wooden cubes, producing a graphic display on a wall. In order for the collection to seem uncluttered, group items of similar colors together.
Some collect sports figurines, while others collect vintage action figures from their childhood. Whatever it may be, toys are usually challenging to incorporate into an adult space. If your collection is vast, interior designers typically recommend choosing your top figures for display. However, this depends highly on the amount of accessible space. Figures can be displayed on bookshelves or on floating shelves. For a dramatic effect, place a large collection on wall-to-wall floating shelves. Oil cans may also be displayed using this system. Use glass bookcases for a sophisticated look. In addition, glass domes can also be used to enhance the sophistication of an action figure, sports memorabilia, or vintage tin toys.
Pins and Buttons
Like coins, these are often difficult to display due to their size. Choose your favorite pins and these may be hot glued to a shadow box. Pins and buttons are usually colorful pieces. Coordinate them by color and display them in apothecary jars or clear vases for an added pop of color. In addition, they may also be pinned to wall tapestry.
A small collection of bottles can be placed on a buffet in a dining room, or on a mantle. Ensure that the space does not seem overcrowded; it can easily look like a shop rather than a dining room.