coastal decor and crafts

2/7/13

Coastal Collections -Top Organized Display Ideas

Any coastal collection can be stunning. It's all in the presentation! Or to quote legendary interior designer Dorothy Draper, "Don't sprinkle your collection in a meaningless jumble. Notice how groups of small objects, when they are well arranged, become important and effective. Remember that repetition is a form of emphasis." The following coastal collections are some of my favorite top organized display ideas. I hope they help you make the most out of your coastal collection, whatever it is!

coastal seaglass collection on wall
This is the seaglass collection at the Pacific Edge Hotel in the Lobby area. What could give more importance to a collection than putting each piece (in this case a vase filled with seaglass) on its very own pedestal. For another great example, check out these Wall Sconce Shelves that hold coral pieces.


coastal beach sand collection
A stunning Beach Sand Collection organized in different shaped small bottles. What adds a lot of visual appeal to this collection are the label tags.

coastal collection in glass cabinet
Collections Organized in Glass Cabinets -so they gather compliments, not dust! Via Pinterest. Note how the back of the shelf is painted. An old trick to jazz up any shelf or cabinet, and make a display stand out.

sea treasures in shadow boxes
A great grouping of Shadow Boxes with an organized display of sea treasures. Seen in one of Alys Beach Homes. The type of framing determines the overall look. For more ideas on how to present a shell collection as an organized display in a frame, check out the post DIY Shell Art.

vintage globe collection
This vintage globe collection makes me smile. The globes are lined up by size and fit the space above the bookcase perfectly. Go tour this Modern Beach House. It showcases other coastal collections as well.

vintage beach pail collection
And take a look at the beach pail display in this Vintage Chic NYC Apartment. 18 vintage beach pails are "floating" in built-in shelving nooks, propped up on acrylic stands to add height. Very sleek. Head over to view the entire room and to take a closer look at a shelf!

Decorative Lighthouses
While most collections are built over time, this collection of Decorative Lighthouses was built on Ebay! It shows that you can start a coastal collection right now and have it up on display in a matter of weeks.

picture grouping on wall
Another one of my favorite coastal collections. Skillfully organized Vintage Paint by Number Art. I just love the nostalgic feel! To learn how you can pull something like this off, read How to Hang a Picture Grouping.

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