Every record collection needs a good home. So if you started one, you’ll soon find out that storing your record collection and turntable setup can be quite a challenge. The most important rule is to never stock your record one on another. The most healthy way of keeping your collection are rows of vertically set records, but not too tight – just enough to easily take them out and keep them vertical at the same time. The result of keeping records in stacks or leaned rows is warping them. Below you find a couple of neat record storage ideas for your inspiration. Also if you’re getting serious about record collecting you should check out this list of vinyl and turntable accessories designed to help your vinyl and record player stay in good shape for longer.
Decorating Ideas Archive
If you’re looking for a unique way to decorate your room, that will reflect your personality and taste in music, you can use your old records collection that is collecting dust or the newest vinyl you bought and hang them on the walls in some stylish vinyl record display frames. With the vibrant colors, cool graphics and familiar artist names, it’s no wonder why some people choose to have their vinyl collection to be an important part of their home decor. This method of decorating is perfect for records collectors, music lovers or art enthusiasts. Thanks to the frame’s unique “flip” design you can change your displayed record cover and contents within seconds, without having to take the frame from the wall. There are lots of different display frame styles on the market, from modern and thin to the traditional matted look.
If you don’t own vinyl you can take a look at this showcase of beautifully designed album cover art and choose a few for your next home decorating project. Also, check this list of the best records players under $500.
Here are some great examples of record display ideas, so don’t hide your vinyl collection, put them on display and use the design on the covers as affordable art!
YOY, a Japanese design studio created Blow, a wall shelf that looks like a stack of paper blowed up in the wind. It is formed by bending A4 size thin steel plates with molds into five different types of shapes and can be used both upside and downside.
An indoor swing is the perfect home decor item if you want to add an element of fun to your home. They can be as simple as a piece of wood handing from a rope or more complex design elements hanging in your living room. Here are 25 examples of interior swings to inspire you to turn your living area into a fun playground for all ages.
The Moss Bathroom Mat is a concept design by a Swiss designer, Nguyen La Chanh and is a creative way of bringing a little green in your home. The mat is made out of three types of green mosses, ball moss, island moss and forest moss. It naturally catches the water that drips off you when you step out of the shower or bath tub. Also the humidity of your bathroom helps these mosses to thrive naturally.
While the designer made mat is pretty expensive here is a guide on how to make your own living moss bathmat.