Collecting stuff can be fun but how can you best show off your precious treasures so that they add character rather than chaos to your home? This post is here to help.
It doesn't matter if it's vases or hats, vintage tins or Lego creations, apply these top tips to ensure you get the most out of your collection and help your home look great.
Any collection makes more impact if grouped together.
Find a connection: Group either by the material from which they are made or the same root color or of a similar style/era for a cohesive look.
When grouping, use a variety of sizes, shapes and textures to make a big impact and to avoid it looking contrived or over-styled.
If you want your collections to show your creativity, think about displaying your treasures in more unusual places and unusual ways.
Ceramics and glass need to be placed somewhere where they will be well lit to make the most of their transparency and lightness and to avoid them looking dull and lifeless - and don't forget to dust them regularly!
Display your collection in a wall cabinet or on a coffee table with a glass top. This way it can be admired without risk of damage and can easily be added to or repositioned.
Credit: Livingetc, Nov 2010; Photos c/o Apartment Therapy