Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Displaying Vintage Treasures

If you're a collector of vintage treasures it can be challenging to find suitable ways of displaying your collections. Decorative objects often have more of an impact when grouped together and displayed en-mass rather than scattered around a room, here we take a look at some of the ways of doing just that.

  • Cabinets are a good way of housing collections that have their own curiosity value but don't necessarily blend with a rooms decor.Painting the cabinet or lining the back with wallpaper can incorporate a collection into a room.
  • Old black and white or sepia tinted photographs can be hard to display among lighter, fresher colour schemes. Try hanging them in a hall or passage way where they can be seen in passing rather than dominating a living room.
  • Vintage bottles look more impressive grouped together rather than used individually. Place them in wall mounted shadow boxes or line them up on shelves.
  • A collection of vintage books can be stacked as a platform for other decorative objects or give extra height to a table lamp.
  • Wall hung groupings are a great way to display some objects. Vintage tea towels or aprons make unusual wall art in the kitchen.

So, if you have a collection of vintage items group them together for the greatest visual impact. You will enjoy seeing your collection together and your friends and family will get great pleasure from seeing your beautiful vintage treasures too!


  1. I have a collection of small, precious things but have not yet found a good way to display them. I really like the little cabinet here - it could be the perfect solution.


    1. Hi Anna,
      The cabinet is on my living room wall and is the perfect place to put all those little things that catch my eye when out and about. It's great as it allows me to display them without causing clutter elsewhere in the room :)


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