Decorative Ceramic Plates For The Wall – If you like vintage style decorating then look at hanging some of your collections around the wall. Walls make a great “support” not just for pictures but three-dimensional objects also. Hanging pictures and collectibles is catchy, but once you let yourself experimentation you can have a ball creating exciting displays. Unless an item is big or a painting is notable, one little picture hung by itself seems lonely. Pairs and groupings work better. Lately I wrapped four identically framed black and white pencil and inks in a row on one of my kitchen walls. Mounting them at a lineup gave the space a more modern look. You could also stack pictures two on the top and two on the bottom or alternative combinations of numbers.
When objects share something in common they form a pleasing ensemble. One collector showed me how she grouped heaps of vintage wedding photos of different couples together. Because each one the photographs had a theme to them, they formed an intriguing collection. The brown tone of all these antique photos served to arrange the collection providing a harmonious visual presentation. Another avid collector of 1950’s ” Paint By Number” photos coated his counselling office wall along with his collection of these funky vibrant styled retro art pieces.
Many whimsical collectibles can be found in flea markets and also make for interesting “art” when displayed in classes. Look at hanging vintage pocketbooks, pot covers, mirrors, toy shovels, keys, tin ceiling tiles etc.. A massive collection of little flea market paintings all with various frames can also work well if the general look is a wall filled with similar sized frames. In this creation, you’re spacing pictures equally apart but arranging them together as you would a jigsaw puzzle.
This sort of mounting works nicely on the walls bordering staircases. Three-dimensional objects could be enclosed in a profound plexiglass shadow box frame and mounted on the wall. You do not need to stick to a “fashion” or design period. It’s always exciting to mix up the look. Add vintage to urban or modern chic to antique.
Older objects and pictures warm-up rooms, while more modern accessories offer a clean crisp look. Add the unexpected to your own walls and sit back an enjoy your design work. The best part of wall decor is it can be altered so easily whenever you’re prepared for a brand new idea. For many more creative ideas about how to use, display and hang collectibles and unusual finds, consult my book, Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes.