If you’re on the lookout for a new hobby, or perhaps you’ve always wanted to start a treasured collection of something, but just never been sure what, then why not try items that can add a little bit of character to your home? If you’re an individual who would love their prized collection to be out on display instead of tucked away in a box, then you want your collection to be stimulating, attractive, and something which holds your interest.
Make way for your new hobby because any item on this list is bound to attract your attention!
Crystals and Minerals
This collection would provide a colorful and pretty addition to any home. Crystals are collected for a variety of reasons, whether simply for their attractive design or for other reasons such as their alleged holistic and “healing” properties.
Beginning a crystal collection means you can spend time learning about the properties and characteristics of new crystals, and also make a habit of collecting them from various parts of the world. Other countries usually hold a different selection of crystals, meaning your prized collection can build from some of the most fascinating crystals from various places. You can find various designs online to begin your collection with reputable brands such as FossilEra.com.
This may seem like an obvious one if you’re an avid reader regardless, but a lot of people don’t see books as an apparent choice for a collection. You may buy books regularly anyway, but if you’re serious about starting a prized collection of books, it can become more interesting. Instead of off-the-shelf bestsellers, you can scout out old bookshops from all over the world for unique copies, interesting covers and rare first-editions. You can even seek out all possible editions and covers of your favorite book, or perhaps even a copy signed by the author.
If you’re looking for a colorful bookshelf to match your décor, too, you can opt for more attractive editions such as bright clothbound versions, and even organize your books by color.
The right art can truly transform a room. If you’re an art fan, or perhaps you’ve always liked the idea of getting more involved with various art, you can begin your own collection of favorite artwork and deck out your home with unique and attractive pieces. Starting a collection like this also gives you an excuse to begin visiting more galleries and museums for inspiration, and maybe even auctions to get your hands on rare pieces perfect for your home.
Artwork doesn’t have to remain on the wall, either – if you’re more a fan of artistic statues and unique ornaments, you can choose to collect these artistic pieces instead. Or why not combine both?
Every home needs furniture, and if you have a passion for the right kind of furniture, then why not turn your passion into a collection? Vintage furniture offers the opportunity for unique pieces and can be a very rewarding experience when you find an item that is truly one-of-a-kind. You have a valid excuse to trawl through a variety of antique stores and unearth some great items, and – if you choose the right kind of item – there is always the possibility you could make some money from rare finds in the future.
To extend your collection or hobby, why not try collecting old furniture and upcycling it to create truly personalized pieces for your home? You could style a bar cart with old liquor bottles or books and knick-knacks.
Vinyl and Music Memorabilia
If you’re a music fan and like your home décor to express your musical passion, then why not try for a collection you can proudly display?
If you have a favorite artist or musical genre, you can make it your mission to collect every possible item related to this, such as all the available albums from a band or artist, and perhaps rare finds like signs vinyl covers and limited-edition records.
A musical collection also enables you to combine it with your love of art, as the majority of album covers – especially vinyl – have weird and interesting cover art.
In a world that has mostly replaced traditional music collection with instant music available through smart devices, a physical collection is truly something to treasure.
Perhaps you even have an old box of vinyl and classic records passed down through your family in a box which you hadn’t given much thought to before, and now could be the time that you reignite your passion for music and begin your collection.