Cool Ways To Show Off Your '80s Memorabilia

Everything was better in the eighties, from the teen movies and the music to the fashion. There was very little censorship, political correctness was not invented yet, and being wild and free was hardly ever frowned upon. While some aspects of the best decade in the history of time have been revived to an extent (thank you Carly Rae Jepson and Norma Kamali) countless eighties fans have only their astounding memorabilia left to relish. If you are sitting on an impressive collection of relics, now is as good a time as any to dust off your figurines, organize your photos and put your keepsakes on display for everyone to enjoy.

Be creative with your VHS cassettes

The 1980s were, without a doubt, one of the best decades ever as far as movies were concerned. Titles such as Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, The Shining, The Karate Kid, and The Neverending Story are still immensely popular to this day, and can still be found in VHS form among the memorabilia of countless fans of the '80s. If you're lucky enough to have a nice selection of original video cassettes, you can display them in one of many ingenious ways, including in a neon-colored, upcycled bookshelf or geometric shelves. If you're feeling very inspired, you can even create unique pieces of furniture such as bar counters and coffee tables from your VHS cassette cases.

Give your photos & postcards a new lease on life

If you fell in love with the '80s, chances are you have a huge box of magazine clippings, post cards, and photos that remind you of the happiest time in your life. If this is the case, it's time to get busy and organize your printed memorabilia in a creative way. Virtually anything can be framed, from fun photo collages and your trading card collections to a selection of choice LP covers and magazine & newspaper clippings that remind us of pertinent events such as the assassination attempt on President Reagan and the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles & Princess Diana. If you would like to push your own creative borders, you can make your own photo bunting, or even make marvellous 3D geometric photo shapes that you can string together and hang up to your heart’s desire.

Figurines don’t belong in a box

The '80s gave birth to some of the best action figurines in the world, ranging from movie and TV-based offerings such as Thundercats, He-man and the Masters of the Universe to stand-alone lines such as Battle Beasts and Madballs. If you have a collection of these or other groovy collectibles, you need to ensure that they're put on display where everyone can admire their sheer awesomeness. While glass cabinets are widely considered to be the best action figure display option, they are by no means the only viable option. Bookcases, floating shelves, individual display cases, and even dioramas are all feasible ways to protect your beloved figurines from damage while still being able to admire them on a daily basis.

Wouldn’t it be terrific if we could go back in time and relive the '80s? Luckily, we can take an enchanting trip down memory lane by simply organizing our memorabilia and appreciating one of the greatest eras ever.