Feature & display your collectibles with style & pride. Your favorite things & sentimental mementos tell the story of who you are. It’s about your life’s cache. It gives your home its personality, its style, its soul.
It’s best that you keep your walls subtle. It’s tasteful, understated & classical. These can be creams, pale yellows & greens, pale melon, or other pastels. Be sure you go for an off-white or cream & definitely avoid extreme stark bleached white (unless you want the antiseptic feel of medical rooms or a hospital).
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Here are some guideline pointers – decide which you feel most comfortable following. If you’re just starting out, you may want to work with just one paint color on the walls throughout your home. You can always build on that later. Better to take it gradually, than to feel that you’ve overstepped the mark & don’t like it, can’t live with it, & have to redo it.
Display your collectibles in clusters or groupings to create a theme. Think big & display them en masse & make a grand statement. A fireplace & mantel is a perfect place to display your family photos, collectibles, ornaments, a tall vase with willow or dramatic fresh flowers, or holiday decorations. (text link to Christmas decorating).