Showcase a small collection of equally tiny items in a compact space, like this frame filled with brooches, from blogger Highwalls.
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Histórias de Casa
Add All Your Collections
This home featured on Histórias de Casa (in Spanish) stars a living room that's chock-full of treasures — but that doesn't look at all crowded.
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Use Vertical Space
Take advantage of the tops of bookshelves for larger favorites and use high-up shelves to show them off. This bookshelf from Oh, Hello Friend houses several globes without taking up too much real estate.
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While labels may not work for every tidbit, they give this dart display, featured on Anthropologie's blog, a hip, anthropological (heh) feel — and add a quirky element to a difficult-to-display collection.
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Amass a stellar marble collection over the years? Take them out back. Blogger Jamie from C.R.A.F.T. created this light-studded wooden fence with only marbles, a rubber mallet, and a drill.
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Dans le Lakehouse
Use a Shadow Box
A shadow box is a step up from the traditional frame. For her skeleton key collection, Dans le Lakehouse tied iridescent silk ribbon to the tops of each, and let them dangle.
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Who couldn't love this quirky ceiling, as seen on The Designer Pad? The whole house is full of neat details, but this room-sized collection of hanging globes definitely takes the cake.
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Rachel from Handmade Charlotte didn't just frame her rock collection — she made it into a beautiful piece of wall art. Using a white mat and a label maker, she created a pretty display that feels like a fun science fair project.
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Make a Chandelier
The French love their collections: Here's another Parisian home (as seen on FrenchyFancy), this time with a hanging chandelier made from collected postcards.
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Paper Your Walls
For any kind of paper-based collection — like these maps, as seen in this house tour on Home Sweet Home — one out-of-the-box idea is to literally take them out of the box and put them on your wall.