If you are a serious art or antique collector, you will want to display your collection to bring out the best qualities of the pieces. No matter if it is Poole pottery items, true antique furniture, or shells, your collection deserves the center stage or even a pedestal.
To allow your collection present at its best, consider the following:
Use everyday items to set the stage. Things like a pedestal, an old box, a frame, etc. can be very good to set the stage for a display. The type of collectible will determine the best type of staging objects.
Avoid busy backdrops. An overly busy backdrop can detract from the items you want to display. Keep the background a solid color. It can be a cloth or a wall, but it should be kept simple. A bold color could add to your display depending on what your display item is.
Lighting can create a wonderful effect. You can light the display case or objects from the top, from behind, from underneath, from the front, or even from all sides. Before placing a lighting effect, check the way it will best shine on your collectible without creating too much shadow. You can test it with a flashlight.
Space versus a number of collectibles. If you have more collectibles than space, consider splitting them or creating a cluster that makes sense. A large piece can be displayed on its own in a room, while smaller pieces can be clustered and displayed together. If you run out of space and still have items left, carefully wrap and pack them away. You can swap them out with other ones when you get the urge to re-decorate.
Protect valuable items. If you have items in your collection that are extremely valuable and worth a lot of money, display them in a secure glass case. This will keep it safe and also help to keep out dust and other dirt. A glass case can be a great display tool.