How to Creatively Display Vinyl Records

Updated April 17, 2017

For record collectors, displaying a vinyl record collection can be a creative and visually stimulating way to share a passion for music. Creating a memorable mosaic of a vinyl record collection is a simple process that requires little expense. Some materials and planning are all that are required to assemble a display that showcases a collection and keeps albums and album covers safe from wear and tear.

Select the vinyl records you wish to display. Take into consideration your display area as you pick your albums. For best results, chose a flat, open wall in a room where you want your wall art to be a focal point.

Lay out your albums on a large flat surface, arranging the records in the order you will display them. For a square, arrange your records in rows and columns of three or four. For a rectangular wall shape, you may opt to choose different row or column lengths.

Measure the length and depth of your record wall arrangement. Record the measurements and use this to gauge the number of plastic trim pieces you will need for this project.

Select your tile trim. Tile trim comes in a variety of colours and types. While metal trim is available, plastic trim comes with colours that you can select to match your wall colour. Using your measurements, choose the tile trim and purchase enough pieces (likely ten or more) to mount your albums. Ensure the tile trim features holes for your wall screws.

Mark the upper left corner or first horizontal row on the wall where you will place your record mosaic. Using a piece of tile trim as your guide, mark the spots where you will place your wall anchors with a pencil. Create a small hole on the marked spots using an awl and place your wall anchor and screw using a screwdriver. Mount the first tile trim, top side first and mark where the bottom of the album ends.

Take another piece of trim to support the bottom of the album and mark the spots where you will insert the wall anchor and screws. After placing the anchor and screws, repeat the process for the next album on the horizontal row. Repeat until you have completed the first horizontal record row.

Create your second horizontal row of records. Repeat rows until you have completed your square or rectangular record mosaic.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Tile trim
  • Pencil
  • Awl
  • Philips head screwdriver
  • Wall anchors
  • Wall screws
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CL Hardy is a communication professional based in Austin, Texas. In addition to writing corporate newsletters, proposals and technical white papers for Fortune 500 clients for more than 12 years, Hardy has been published in "Black Collegian" magazine; her articles on human resources, business and art topics can be found on eHow. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in communication.