Decorating with Collections: Do You Do It?

Decorating with Collections: Do You Do It?

Kyle Freeman
Jul 21, 2008

hownowdesign's vintage bird collection

Lately, we've been craving to get rid of more and more STUFF. But on the other hand, we've been thinking it would be fun to start some kind of vintage collection. Maybe it's a function of getting older and wanting to collect a specific object to mark the passage of time or to build a living history to pass on some day. Or maybe we're pining to enhance our décor with something that has character, narrative, and novelty…

turnsoleluna's worldly collection

But we're conflicted about starting a collection, not just because it would add more objects to our life, but because it would create a drive to acquire more objects which may be the exact phenomenon we're trying to diminish in our life.

something's hiding in here's vintage dog photo collection
moxie-girl's mirror collection

We'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences with decorative collections. Does the process of collecting and the collection itself add something meaningful to your life? Have you ever decided to part with a collection?

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