Collections can be so thrilling and exciting to collect. The problem usually presents itself when we have what we want but don't know how to display the collection to its full potential. You want to display your collectibles in the best way possible, a way that will attract guests and fellow collectors to check out what you worked so hard to pull together.
Some collections come with display cases that have been included, while others leave you to do the creative work yourself. There are many display options available, some of which may be right under your nose and others can be made yourself in just a few hours.
One of our favorite ways to display collections is in a vintage hutch. The hutch was already made to function as a display case, but with a little paint and creativity — it's easily transformed! If you don't like the dated treatment on an older piece, paint it a light color (or a color that accents what's already in your home) and wallpaper the inside! It'll rejuvenate the piece and help your collection stand out!
Here are some of our favorite unique ways to display collectibles:
• Taken at the Central library of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, this display case is used to house butterflies, but could certainly be filled with just about anything. We've seen hutches used as display cases before, and they're exceptionally beautiful when the backdrop is wallpapered!
• Not only are these M112 POD's collectables — they come with their own case that serves as the display. Whether you have one or five, the easily stackable collection of miniatures is certainly unique.
• There are plenty of us that have large collections of CD's and DVD's. Whether it's because we haven't taken the plunge and uploaded everything on our computers, or we just want to hold onto our favorites — they need a place to lay their heads. This Anthologie CD storage frame is a unique way to do so. This would be an easy and successful DIY project too!
• If the staircases in your home aren't located directly on top of one another, the space below typically goes to waste. There's nothing we love more than utilize each and every square foot of our home — and what a better way than with a display case under the stairs? Books, music, figurines — you name it, it'll look great.
How do you display your collectibles?