Flickr Finds: 10 Best Collectibles Display Ideas

Flickr Finds: 10 Best Collectibles Display Ideas

Abby Stone
Feb 20, 2008

We love collections integrated into a home's decor whether on a unique shelf, a mantlepiece, a windowsill or even directly on the wall as shown above with One Good Bumblebee's amazing Pez display). We value the little peek they give us into the home's owner (or renter!). Below are nine other examples of displaying collectibles we found via Flickr...


At one home, this display of Homies congregate on the windowsill in a kitchen, throwing a silly note into the top of the day and certainly discouraging grumpiness.

At another home, cork stoppered bottles from Cost Plus are filled with sand, shells and small stones, gathered from vacation beaches. The bottles, more tactile than photographs, invite touching and shaking, surefire conversation starters when we're at this house for a party and feeling shy.

These two are from Gregory's own apartment, showcasing his collection of toys and his girlfriend's collection of vintage Avon items. Shadow boxes and floating shelving in multiples are easy ways to create visual order and interest without the clutter.

Display your collection is a whole lot easier when you've got a striking complimentary piece of storage furniture like this cabinet belonging to bradleypjohnson.

Here's an example of harmonizing storage needs with a visual presentation of collected wine memorabilia. Displaying collectibles alongside regularly used items makes the home feel less like a museum and keep utility within arm's reach. [Arthur Display Shelf from Divine Home Decor]

Opportunities for collections displays don't have to be limited to shelving. ambery's colored glass collection takes advantage of the play between the colored glass and the light coming in through the window, accentuating their bright colors.

gsamx converted a grille from his car into shelving to display complimentary pieces from his 50-60's collection; there's even lighting behind it for dramatic effect!

We like how Decor8 took a shelf and made it into a little "stage" for her collection of owls. It gives another dimension to the collection and cohesive appearance as a grouping.

Gayatri's bead necklaces are beautifully displayed on hooks. This could work with a collection of ties, scarves, bags, and a multitude of other common objects that look great in multiples.

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