How To: Create a Boutique-Like Accessories Display

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

--By Kim Moshtaghi

I admire the way small, trendy boutiques display their accessories. It’s such a perfect and a creative way to display average to uber hot jewelry. I've always dreamed of having a set up like that in my own bedroom, and now the dream has become a reality.

Displaying jewelry not only makes you feel like you're shopping among your own stuff, but it also makes everything look a hundred times more exciting. The small stores make everything a little more worth while and valuable by placing necklaces around statues or around candles to give more of a unique look. It’s very similar to the way high end jewelry stores rely on exceptional lighting when selling diamonds, because essentially the diamonds sell themselves. Setting is everything and making your own collection look celebrity-like and dazzling is a fun, creative process.

Kim's Room - Boutique-Like Accessories Display

In order to make it happen I took some funky candle holders and random household items and turned them into a background for my surprisingly diverse accessory collection. I wanted to make my stuff look A+, while making my bedroom into a shopping haven for its number one shopper, ME. The best part about it all was that all the items were repurposed from around my house-- a couple of the boxes were collecting dust in the garage. If your household items don’t spark anything, you can check out Z Gallerie for fun household items that can help you get started creating a trendy haven in the bedroom. And, if all else fails, you can re-use the items to spiff up the house.

The Arbre Sconce is a nice way to display earrings and bracelets. Hang necklaces around the tree branches loosely and expand on this awesome decorative tree. The double tree sconce sprouts into full extended branches that can be bent to make hanging earrings a simple task. If your accessories don’t satisfy your inner bulb try lighting it with tea lights.

If you need some spirit in the bedroom, use the Gold Buddha Votive Holder as a sense of tranquility and place to keep your bold statement rings. The antiqued gold finish of the two pieces will add a lot of charm to your night stand.

If Buddha doesn’t get you excited, check out the Mariposa Collection small box that will get you enticed to show off your favorite piece of jewelry whether it be a bangle or a watch that continues to stay close to home.

For my cuffs, I used a yellow pillar-like candle holder that allows me to wrap all the cuffs around it. If you want to duplicate this look, try the Mariposa Pillar holder in glossy black. It will accentuate your wrist bling with some serious sass.

The best part about creating your in home store is that all the stuff on display is already pre-paid. You may have not won the lotto, but you changed the way you look at your own stuff. Voila-- one miracle down!
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.