I’m not much of a collection person – for this I count my blessings because I do see a potential hoarder lurking around inside my psyche. A lot of collections either give me a creepy sensation of too many lives, too many pasts in one spot or they make me feel a bit sad. However – I have been really impressed of late with collections that are curated and displayed well. If you find yourself with an odd collection of old mirrors, or a predilection for purchasing adorable salt and pepper shakers from every state in the country – let’s find a way to display (if not all at one time) the best of them so that they become a piece of art all on their own. Remember this: Things that are displayed well become important simply by the way they are displayed and through no reason of their own.
If you want to have an artful collection display, something that doesn’t feel too batty or haphazard, cultivate it. Keep only the best and/or your favorites – either get rid of, or store everything else. Then – invest a little and get it displayed properly. The visual power that your collection will have in the end will knock your socks off!
Laura is a Denver Interior Designer who runs an Interior Design Studio based in sunny Colorado with a strong commitment to livable and interesting interiors. She also runs The Colorado Nest, a Denver blog about Design, Art and Life in the Mountain West.
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