Thursday, July 19, 2012

Degrees on Display

(via Life)

Imagine yourself walking across the stage at commencement with your hard-earned undergraduate, graduate or professional degree in hand. In full regalia and feeling all the pride in the world, you probably don't remember thinking, "I'm comfortable with this thing going in a drawer forever."
But most likely, that's exactly where our diplomas end up.
The alternative, proudly displaying our credentials at home, somehow feels pretentious.

If you're a doctor or part of an industry where diplomas are a regular element of office decor, then you don't have to worry about finding an appropriate spot at home for your degree. That's not me, though. 
Does that mean my degrees are bound for permanent storage?

Maybe, maybe not. I haven't quite decided yet.

A home office or library is a logical place to hang diplomas, and they can be inconspicuously integrated into a gallery wall or bookshelf like these examples below.
(via Pinterest)
(via Houzz)

So, I ask: is there a way to display a diploma in your home without it looking tacky or out of place?
Do you display your credentials anywhere at home?


  1. I feel your pain. Mine is currently residing proudly in my closet . . . yes, my closet. Since my husband is a dentist, his diplomas are like you said in his office (they may even be in his waiting room). But my little journalism degree is sadly not displayed anywhere. Maybe I should rectify that. If I had a dedicated office area I think that would be a natural fit.

  2. Hmm, I never know what to do with mine. Right now it's just leaning on top of of my office credenza with some other art. It doesn't seem to fit well anywhere else!


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