Collectibles should be the main focus of a display – not the method of display, and this is a common mistake people make when setting up a decorative exhibit in the home. The display itself ends up being more eye-catching than the articles it holds. Try the following unique ways to display collectibles, and make glassware, trinkets, and other items more noticeable and more impressive than ever.
When planning to display collectibles, keep in mind that less is more. Place too many items on a horizontal or vertical surface and the eyes will not know where to look. It will look like a confusing mishmash of knickknacks and other unspecified thingamajigs.
Create small displays, and group items according to shape, color, time period, material or theme. For example, exhibit crystal collectables in a grouping beneath or in front of a source of light. They will look far more impressive than if they were combined with porcelain or other types of trinkets that would surely block the illumination. Display favorite items, and forget the rest when space for small groupings is limited.
Buy Unique Shadow Box Shelving
Shadow box style modular shelving is as practical as it is decorative, and it provides a great way to exhibit collectables. The square units have interior geometric partitions, and the individual units can be combined and turned in any direction to create a truly unique exhibit. It can be used to showoff collectibles such as glassware, Precious Moments, Hummel figurines, Dreamsicles, Cherished Teddies, and more.
For a truly unique look, paint the wall behind the open shadow box shelving a different color than the rest of the wall. This will beautifully highlight unique collectibles, especially if the wall is light and they are muted. The backdrop can be painted a darker hue that will make the collectibles more visible.
Use Blocks to Raise Specific Pieces to Create a Unique Exhibit
An array of collectibles of all the same height can be difficult to properly display on a level surface. They can be staggered, but some will still go unnoticed. To create a unique and eye-catching display, cover blocks of wood with velvet or another appropriate style of fabric. Like a stadium, create a tiered display of collectibles. They be visible from every angle.
Unique Ways to Display Themed Collectibles
Think of unique and impressive ways to display collectibles according to theme. For example, consider displaying a Coke collection in an old plastic Coca-Cola crate that has been partitioned with pieces of painted wood. Display bird collectibles inside a unique shelf unit made from twisted and woven grapevines and dried moss. When displaying collectibles, the options for unique methods of display are truly endless.