Bowls, cups and plates in the same color family look great showcased in open shelving. Or, as Kutner suggests, you can stack them in serving trays to create a "sculptural moment" on the counter. - ELLEDecor.com
Family/Dining room turned into playroom. Pictures of our son with family members who live long distance hang above the play kitchen. The art corner provides storage area & highest shelf contains items only accessible to me & are used under my supervision (i.e. glue, scissors, play-doh). A white shelving unit is used in a lackadaisical Montessori-style with the top being open & the bottom containing blocks, Legos, matchbox cars, etc. Above it, a chicken-wire frame is used to display artwork.