When displaying collections, grouping similar pieces together creates maximum impact.
It happens to all of us. We fall in love with something and, before long, the objects get scattered around the house. The last thing many of us want is a themed room but displaying collections by gathering objects together creates a dramatic impact. Farm animal weather vanes, are a popular collector’s item. The various types of metal take on different color effects and patinas. Aged by nature, these barnyard favorites gracefully strut across this paneled wall without singing “Old McDonald.” Usually, the rule is to display things in odd numbers but on this wall, the two rows of four work because the sizes vary.
A grouping of antique carpentry tools evoke an emotional response from the collector when they history is personal. On this wall, though, they look almost abstract and the contrast of the vintage wooden pieces against burlap wall is perfection.
An assemblage of wire rug beaters are visually appealing with their curious, handmade shapes. These are so whimsical and sculptural and, when combined, collectibles like these create harmonious arrangements.
(Sources: Kelly and Olive, Antonio Martins, New England Home)
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