25 Creative Ways to Display Your Art

Tout your treasures! We show you how to display your favorite pieces—and keep your collections from gathering dust.

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Balance Formality and Fun
Photo: Keith Scott Morton

16. Balance Formality and Fun

Even formal spaces need a shot of personality. Try mixing old-school bookshelf favorites with casual arrangements of your favorite collections, like this dining room’s scattering of pink conch shells amid antique book sets. Tip: Give center stage to a favorite piece (like this owner’s aqua ship diorama) for an extra hit of interest.

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