We’ve all accomplished a great deal in our lives, often quite more than we initially think. In some cases, these accomplishments even come with awards! While awards from your own childhood are probably long lost, those of us with kids will want to proudly display their special awards and certificates. As adults, it’s often diplomas and other indicators of academic or professional achievement that we are most interested in displaying.
Some of us keep our awards and diplomas in trophy cases or other similar storage displays. However, there are much more elegant ways of displaying your awards, especially if you like to consider feng shui in your home design decision-making.
Many people spend a lot of time agonizing over how they should display their awards. Taking the wrong approach can lead to a room that feels as if the homeowner is showing off or is attention-seeking. Of course, awards exist to recognize achievements, so being able to proudly display awards is important. However, finding ways to celebrate them while creating the right impression is often more difficult than it sounds.
Group Awards Together
It’s good idea to group your awards together in some way. You could choose to organize awards according to the subject matter, whether it be academics, profession, or sports. Alternatively, you might choose to keep all of the awards won by particular people together. If you’re displaying awards for your family, organizing them according to the recipient is a good idea.
If you’re displaying the awards according to the recipient, then you might want to think about displaying any academic awards they have achieved separately. A good way of doing this is to have their main set of awards in a display case of some kind, while their educational diplomas are kept on a nearby wall or display board. You can find a range of certificate and diploma frames at Church Hill Classics that fit elegantly into the aesthetic of any room.
Theme Their Surroundings
If you choose to organize the awards you display according to the person who received the award, see if you can find any way of adding a theme to the surroundings. There is an endless number of ways that you can do this. For example, if the awards have all been given to a particular individual because of his or her achievements in the field of science, such as earning a degree in astronomy, you should include some framed photos in between framed academic certificates on the wall. And you could include small figurines or other decorative items that are relevant to the award recipient on a nearby shelf or in a glass cabinet.
Place Them High
Many people feel too humble to keep all of their awards out on display for everyone to see. If you’re a little shy about your achievements, why not use higher shelves to house your trophies? Many kitchens offer high shelves and cupboard tops that make for the perfect place to store your trophies and other awards. By painting the background behind the award black, and the shelf before it white, you can create a very subtle but very effective visual effect.
Okay, so this one is quite specific. However, it’s an idea that is easily adaptable to other hobbies and themes. It is, therefore, a really wonderful way of displaying awards for someone who has dedicated their life to a particular pursuit. In the example of the baseball shelf, all you need to do is collect as many old baseballs as possible. You then need to find some pieces of wood that can act as the shelves themselves.
The final stage of assembly is to glue those baseballs one on top of the other until you have a number of stands. The final step is to glue two stands opposite each other to the first shelf. Once the glue is dry, you then glue the second shelf on top of the first two stands. You repeat this process as desired. You can vary the number of baseballs used to the overall size of the shelves.
When you have a lot of awards that have been collected over a long and dedicated career, it’s only natural to want to find a way of displaying them that is as elegant as possible. Naturally, it’s nice for us when other people know about awards that we have received, but many of us often feel uncomfortable with the resulting attention.
By finding a way to display your awards that is understated and elegant, while still serving as an effective conversation starter, you can often elicit far more genuine interest than you otherwise would. Whether you have trophies or certificates, there is always a way to display them with style.