Color is the strongest feature in many displays. Bold color contrast attracts attention. Creating a single color story is another strategy and a very effective way to feature unrelated products. Color patterns draw you in for a closer look. This display is an example of color patterning at its best.
Cole Hardware in San Francisco mixes colorful merchandise with the simplest of white props, proving that colorful display techniques are not just reserved for apparel, gifts and toys.
Display ideas to share:
Simple spools of twine on a spindle become a display for elegant brooches. This image is from Pinterest, shared by numerous users.
Summer display idea:
Foam pool noodles are sliced and turned into garland for an inexpensive, colorful store display idea. View additional, clever DIY ideas at the blog Craftzine.
A few fun store displays:
Chair leg rungs become apparel racks when the chairs are hung on the wall at Decades Vintage in Springfield, MO.
Each fitting room is different at the Brass Razoo in Nampa, Idaho. Adding character to the store, each room even has its own chandelier. Photo credit: Amber Fischer, amberfischer.com
During a visit to an Ikea near Dallas, my future brother-in-law, Justin thought of Retail Details when he saw this vertical display of lamps and emailed it to me this week. It will be nice to have someone in the family who loves displays as much as I do! He spent an entire day prop shopping with me for some showroom clients in Dallas last winter.
A new Retail Details feature: I’ll be posting visual merchandising project ideas for input from readers. Please click on “comment”, below the blog post, to share your thoughts and expand on my idea. With the store owners permission, I’ll share pictures of the end results later in the year. Please note, it takes a few hours for your comments to show up on the blog. The comments area is monitored since we get so much spam.
As always, thanks for reading the blog and stay display inspired!
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Becky Tyre is a visual merchandising consultant and the owner of the Retail Details blog, also on facebook. You can read more from Becky in the Display Inspiration articles and Trends sections of GIFT SHOP Magazine.