Curio Cabinets / July 18, 2018 / Jeanne Goulet
If you have a collection of smaller books you can stack books and use them as bookends for taller books. I would stack them with the bindings out so you can read their titles; and put taller books upright in graduated heights from tallest to shortest or tallest in the center and tapering off to shortest on each end. Add some of your objects d art among your books like colorful vases pots or figurines; this is especially effective if you have travel books and objects from the region the books depict. Inserting pictures paintings and the like is also a good idea to add color and interest. These inserts will help with elevations of your display for instance a taller vase alongside a shorter sized grouping of books or a short vase on top of a short stack of books next to a taller line up of books.
You can have any wood working shop make one for you. Using the dimensions to fit your space at home and the objects that you want to store in it you can have the perfect curio cabinet made in a short time. You can choose the color and the material that it is made from. This is a great way to get exactly what you want for you home. There are unique styles that can also be found in different areas of the world. A lot of people will travel to all parts of the world to find beautiful woodwork. A curio cabinet is included in the special and good quality products that you can from other parts of the country. There are so many wonderful and special creations that you can pick up for great prices and tell a story behind them at the same time.
Another idea to add interest to small curios in a large space would be to add books or interesting decorative boxes; that way you can display two different collections at once. If you are displaying some of your fine china take some cues from the department store displays; after all stacked plates is not very interesting especially when you cannot see the beautiful patterns. Show off the pattern to its best advantage. Use some of the serving pieces by adding some fresh flowers in your display for special occasions. Again mix your heights or levels for added interest and color. If you are displaying solid colored china add some colorful vases or crystal pieces that coordinate or contrast.