Yolette. Curio Cabinet. September 24th , 2017.
Many of us wish to decorate our homes with beautiful furniture to achieve a comfortable ambiance; one that exudes a warm and inviting feeling, and makes your friends and family want to come over for parties or other gatherings. However, constantly having people over to your home can be risky for the collectibles, memorabilia, and other valuables you may have in your home. They may touch the untouchables, accidentally drop the fine china, or cause a dent on your sports trophies. So how can you keep all your valuables safe while still showcasing them? Enter Curio Cabinets.
There are a lot of different designs for curio cabinets, and you should pick ones that will best display your little toys. One of the first considerations you should choose is the general type of cabinet you want. There are four major types of glass curio cabinets, namely: wall mount type cabinets, shelf type cabinets, corner display cabinets, and centerpiece cabinets. Wall mount cabinets are handy and usually dont take up too much space, and can be used for displaying almost anything. Favorite uses for wall mounted glass curio cabinets are as racks for long items like fishing rods and rifles, or for displaying rows of a certain item like vases, books, rocks, and other similar-sized items.
If you have been convinced on how functional curio cabinets are, then you may want to purchase one for your collections. But before that, here are some tips to help you pick the right one for you. First, you have to be certain on where you want to place your cabinet. Make sure that you have enough space to avoid cluttering of the area. For smaller areas, corner cases will work best on them for they dont take much space. For larger areas like the living room or office, free standing curios are ideal. The next step deals with the material used for the curio cabinet. Basically, there are several kinds of materials used in manufacturing these cabinets. Commonly, hard woods and metals are used. With regards to style, there is a wide array of options to choose from. Most prefer cabinets with intricate and stylish carvings. Glass curio with built in lighting is also a popular choice.
Is the space amply high and wide? Then you might want to get a traditional, dark cherry curio cabinet with generous measurements of 44W x 17D x 79H inches.If narrower, then a more contemporary curio cabinet with practical urban living measurements of 24W x 12D x 76H inches may be better.If low and wide such as in a family room or den, then a golden oak console curio cabinet measuring 56W x 13D x 30H inches is probably what you need.And if angled in a corner, you may want a curio cabinet that can be snugly placed in a corner and probably measuring around 28W x 16D x 72H inches.
Given the four major types of glass curio cabinets, it just takes a bit of imagination to show your collection off to best advantage. Using different shaped panels for each layer of your cabinet is one option that appeals to some people. While this may just wind up making it looking cluttered and disorganized, if you do it right it can come across beautifully. For example, a glass shelf-type cabinet can have its lowest layer be a solid rectangular piece, then the upper layers are roughly U-shaped and progressively have larger cut-outs, so that the cabinet ends up looking like an amphitheater.
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