Did you discover some wonderful treasures as you
de-cluttered your home? There’s a good chance you found several items that would fit into a common theme and would look great displayed together. Most people have at least one thing they like to collect and enjoy, so why not use those items to decorate your home and surround yourself with things you love?
Collection displays are a cornerstone of cottage style decorating . A collection can be a grouping of anything you or that strikes your fancy.
How do you decide what to keep for your display? Keep only those things that you absolutely love. How do you feel when you look at a specific item? Keep those things that make you feel at home, relaxed, rejuvenated, or cozy. Sentimental items are always keepers!
By grouping your collections of vintage items and flea market finds you will alleviate the look of a cluttered atmosphere. Remember Cottage Style is one of “less is more” and a collection of well chosen items are brought front and center and given prominence in place of “stuff”scattered all over the house. (There is a big difference!) Just remember to choose what you love and make it the star of your home. You will be so happy with the results.
Here are some popular items that make great collection displays
- Vintage teacups, salt and pepper shakers, pitchers, and plates
- Antique toys, nutcrackers, bears, and dolls
- Varieties of linens, retro tablecloths, hot-pads, teatowels and aprons
- Old wooden crates, boxes and vintage suitcases
- Antique colored glass in glasses, bowls, and vases
- Silver spoons, candle holders, and trays
Get the idea? Truly, anything you love and want to see on a daily basis is perfect for creating a collection display. Just use your imagination!
See you tomorrow for Day #4 of our Cottage Style Guide.
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