Curio Cabinet. Thursday , October 12th , 2017 - 12:07:18 PM
There are several types of curio cabinets. A typical one is called as a standard wall curio. This type of curio cabinet is generally intended to be placed against walls. These tall and slender pieces usually come in square and/or rectangular shapes. They also come in a cylindrical shape with flat backs. Meanwhile, if you are in search of an item to be placed on a corner, then, a corner curio cabinet maybe used. This type usually is in triangular or wedge shapes to fit the rooms corners. While for compact or high traffic areas, a smaller and stunted adaptation of the standard wall curio called the miniature or console cabinets is recommended. On the other hand, if you want a distinctive storage item, then hanging curios will be a good option. These are small and light curio cabinets that are intended to be hanged on walls. They also suit well in areas with limited space.
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.
There is really no limit to what you can display to your curio cabinet. But most commonly, usual displays revolve around one theme or there is something common between the items. Figurines, jewelry, wines and wine glasses, porcelain and ceramics, photographs, collectibles, souvenirs, are the items usually found inside curios. Curio cabinets and the beautiful display inside it add elegance to any house. The extent of display usually depends on what type of curio cabinet it is, or what the theme of the house is.
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