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10 Creative Ways to Display Your Favorite Things

Showcase the things you love with these tips and ideas


We all have our personal collections that we love and care for. Whether it's books or vintage cameras, the challenge is how to keep everything organized. Instead of keeping your well-loved items in a storage area, why not display them in your home for everyone to see? Here are 10 creative ways to showcase your favorite things. 

Main photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

For cosmetics

If you have tons of makeup lying around your bathroom or bedroom, try crafting a makeup magnetic board. Use mighty bond to glue magnets at the back of your makeup then place them on a board that you created on your own! Click here for the step-by-step guide.

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For kitchenware

Place your plates and dinnerware on shelves. You may choose to display pieces with the same color to create a cohesive look. You may also distribute colored and all-white pieces to create a balanced look.

Styling by Dagny Madamba. Additional Styling by Tala Singson. Photo by Kurt Alvarez.

For cameras

If you are into photography, create handmade labels by framing simple line drawings of each camera. You can print drawings or silhouettes of cameras from the web and set them on top of a ledge or table.  

Styling by Dagny Madamba. Additional Styling by Tala Singson. Photo by Kurt Alvarez.

For wine corks

Aside from using recycled wine bottles as flower vases, you can also turn wine corks into a centerpiece décor! Simply use a glue gun to stick the corks together to form a letter or a shape.

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For toys and collectibles

Create an organized playroom for your kids by arranging their toys on shelves. An open shelf allows your child to see his or her toys easily instead of having them look through boxes which can cause clutter.

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For plants

Do you live in a condo home? Create your own condo garden by recycling your old plastic bottles into planters. You can even hang them to create a personalized vertical garden. Click here to learn more.

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For your toiletries

Perfume and other essentials often come in stylish bottles. If your bathroom is looking crowded because of the numerous bottles, you may use an old cake stand to organize your stuff. This allows you to group items per tier while displaying your favorites.

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For your books

Are you a certified bookworm? Display your favorite books by creating your own book headboard! Get the step-by-step guide here.

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For your shoes

Repurpose an old wooden ladder by using it to keep your shoes organized. This will perfectly showcase your heels! Learn more tips about keeping your shoes organized here

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For your maps

Do you love collecting maps? Showcase your love for traveling by turning your collection into instant wallpaper! Click here to learn how.

RL Tip: Make it even more personal! Use a red sharpie pen to mark the places you've been to!

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