Are you a collector? Whether you have a passion for art, photographs, action figures or something else entirely, here are some options for displaying your memorabilia. Here are some great tips from our own expert stager and home stylist, Lorrie McCray!
Mount It on a Wall
Family photos and art pieces are commonplace, even among those who don’t consider themselves collectors. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of creative ways to display wall art.
According to Lorrie, the trick is to focus on the frames. For instance, one method is to use frames of the same color but of varying sizes and designs. This creates visual interest and unites the collection. Figurines and other small items with depth can be housed similarly using shadowboxes or a divided case.
Hang artwork at eye level for optimal visual appeal. For museum-quality results, keep the center point of your display or collection between 57 and 63 inches from the floor.
Showcase It on Shelves
Lorrie works wonders using curio cabinets and other types of shelving for arranging collections and giving individual pieces a chance to stand out. Whether you’re into vintage dishes or figurines, consider grouping your collection according to color or pattern.
If you have glass or crystal items, sunny windows are ideal spots for your display. And avoid overloading shelves; open space can help make a visual impact.
Arrange It on Furniture
When it comes to displaying eclectic items or combining collections, look to the top of your favorite furniture pieces. On the surface of a credenza or console table, mix tall and short items as well as various shapes and textures along a horizontal line, similar to a cityscape.
Nearly every listing in the Harton Team’s portfolio benefits to some extent from Lorrie’s amazing talents, and she’s a big part of the value we bring to our selling clients – call us soon to find out more about the full spectrum of effective sales tools that we bring every client’s listing! They really do work!