Collections are often displayed in singular groups. This undoubtedly makes a strong statement, but that may not always be the goal. Here are a few instances of collections displayed in such a way that they do not take over:
In Ken's home, several collections are displayed, but they're mixed in with beautiful architecture, book-lined shelves, and carefully chosen furniture. A clock collection perched high on a ledge is a subtle way to display (and other clocks from the collection are found throughout the house), and vintage fans are side-by-side with books instead of taking over and entire wall of shelves.
Alisha's elephant collection shows up throughout her house. The elephants become a playful accent to the decor instead of having a dedicated elephant table, shelf, or room, which could be overwhelming.
And finally, this type of collection may be most commonly distributed throughout homes instead of displayed all together. The art colelction at Sarah & Sebastian's is impressive and extensive, but it's worked into their home's decor in such a way that it enriches and enlivens every space.
Do you have any collections that are spread throughout your home? Sometimes we may not even recognize them as such, since they aren't displayed together. It may simply be that you like a particular type of object, have naturally accumulated several over time, and are unknowingly displaying a dispersed collection in your own home!