10/29/2013 12:17 pm ET Updated Dec 29, 2013

A Simple, But Inspired Design Idea for the Home - Start a Collection

We all have that one empty book shelf, mantle or wall -- the deserted surface that sits completely barren (less the compounding layers of dust that accumulate more quickly than you can clean).

Finding a series of objects that can sit together in perfect harmony can seem like an impossible challenge, but this task doesn't need to be so thought provoking. We've come across a simple and clever solution to help fill that spatial void -- find an item in your home that you really love, and acquire several more. Whether it be a set of vintage cameras or early 20th century spectacles, building a collection of like objects is an easy way to create a cohesive (but still very interesting) display.

Take a look below for a little inspiration, but be sure to check out our blog for even more unique collection ideas.

| Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez mounted their collection of vintage cameras to hang in their guest bedroom.

| Designer Brett Roddis collected a series of framed butterflies and moths to hang on his kitchen wall.

| A set of neatly placed deer antlers are the lone objects that hang on Matt Pierce's dining room wall.

Images by TRNK. Check out our blog for more design ideas!

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