Easy DIY home decor ideas for decorating with collections. Room decor ideas and how to decorate with the things you love.
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Today we’re going to chat about how to incorporate the things you love, your collections, into your decor with style. We all collect something…some of us probably collect too much! Over the years, I have learned a few home decor ideas for making your collections shine and look cohesive. First though, let’s talk about what defines a collection.
“A group of interesting or beautiful objects brought
together in order to show or study them.”
How to Decorate with Collections
Beautiful is in the eye of the beholder…so I believe any group of items can be a collection. The most important thing to remember is to group the items together. Boundaries help but are not completely necessary. Using bookcases, a hutch or shelves of any kind makes it easier. Tabletops or trays can also be used to display your things with simple style.
If you have a group of five or six like items, but they are spread all around your room, they won’t make the impact they would if they were grouped together. In the photo above I have gathered white ironstone together and filled the bookshelves. I used other items to add seasonal color, but the main focus is the ironstone.
Home Decor Ideas
Don’t be afraid to mix the old with the new. Some of my ironstone is vintage but most of it was found at TJMaxx or thrift stores. When it’s all grouped together it doesn’t make a bit of difference. The plate collection on the wall was gathered in the same way. These room decor ideas will help your collections make sense. See how to make the lavender lanterns HERE.
If you are thinking to yourself “I don’t collect anything,” then think again. Just use what you have because chances are that you love it already. Books, framed family photos or items from a special time in your life make personal and meaningful collections.
My two favorite collections are my blue ball jars and my heirloom silver. The silver is all from my husband’s family. When it’s grouped together, and displayed as a collection, it packs a stylish punch. The same goes for the blue jars. I use them all over the place, especially for vases…but when they are all in one place, they really stand out.
I hope you’ve been inspired to put these home decor ideas to good use and gather your collections together. Place them on a coffee or side table…or on bookshelves. No matter how you present them, this is the most important thing: that you smile when you walk into the room.
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