I’ve always found it such a pity to have your beautiful jewelry stored away in closets and drawers. To me, it makes it more difficult to accessorize in the mornings, so I tend to keep everything where I can see it: in bowls, hanging on the walls and in clear boxes. I arrange my jewelry based on how often I tend to wear it. Some pieces I want to keep but don’t tend to grab easily I keep in tin boxes or sugar pots, so they serve a decorative and functional purpose.
Trough the years I’ve learned to keep extra bowls etc around the house. On my nightstand for example, for when I take my jewelry off at night. Here are some snaps from around my house.
A sleek black cat doubles as a bracelet holder
Jewelry dish on the nightstand
Something like a simple pin is perfect for hanging earrings
My favorite tin box and bangles in a glass bowl
A sugar cup from my grandparents & a flamingo statue I found at a flea Market
I plan to share the rest of my wardrobe soon, before we move and I get to decorate my dressing exactly as I want to. So I thought it would be fun to explore some other ideas I came across when looking for inspiration. Here goes…
Life sized mannequins, especially antique ones, can be a beautiful way to showcase some of your favorite necklaces. They’re also great for displaying belts or maybe a special piece of clothing. I used to do this as a teenager with my Mom’s wedding dress and a twenties dress I bought that must have belonged to a servant or a boarding school girl or something: pieces I liked to own but didn’t really wear.
2. Wood Branches
Small branches are also great to display necklaces. I like the idea of spray painting them gold and hanging them on the wall, but arranging them in a vase or assembling them on a block of wood could also work well.
You’re getting the idea right? Anything that could be used to hang something works. Like Antlers. I’m looking at this for my new dressing room, I really like the feel and would love a collection of vintage antlers on my walls. We’re moving next spring so the search has definitely begun.
4. Clear boxes
Clear boxes give you the opportunity to stack things and compartmentalize without losing your general overview. Muji has great acrylic storage items, including soe things specifically for jewelry. I also bumped into this lovely Anthropologie jewelry box the other day. Maybe a little less convenient, but oh so pretty.
5. Look in the kitchen
I have a lot of teacups, glass cups and plates I collected over the years. Some were bought in sets for teatime, some were bought seperately with decorating in mind and some (the ones I love most) I got from my grandparents. You don’t really use these items each and every day and even when you do, you don’t need every teacup or plate. So I think it’s a great way to showcase these items, they remind me of my grandparents or the trips I took them from every time I look at them.
6. Knobs and hooks
Simple and efficient. I love antique and glass knobs. Nice on the wall or a piece of drift wood!
7. Jewelry & lingerie boxes
You know the kind of boxes you get with beautiful accessories that you don’t want to throw away? Anything Hermes or Chanel or Miu Miu for example: great packaging, easy on the eyes. Why not use them to store your bracelets?
Another storage solution straight from the kitchen: use wine bottles to store your bracelets. Aimee from Song of Style uses them as they are, but to add an extra touch, you could spraypaint them all white or a flashy colour. Easy and cheap.
Sculptures in all shapes and sizes are great to store rings, bracelets and necklaces. I have a flamingo for rings and a cat for bracelets!
10. Bell Jar
For dramatic impact, you can display your showstopping pieces under a bell jar. Maybe even in your living room!
11. Get crafty
Also still a great way to hang your earrings: the combination of an old spraypainted frame, some chicken wire and a heavy duty stapler. This works well for necklaces, earrings and even sunglasses. Another thing I used to do is cut up plastic bottles in circles and heat up a metal skewer to perforate the plastic. Attach it to your ceiling and voila: a great earring holder.
Platters are an easy way to keep things separated and organized. Sometimes the easiest solutions are the best!
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