Curio Cabinets / July 18, 2018 / Jeanne Goulet
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.
There are so many different designs and brands of these special cabinets available for you and your home. You can have a lot of fun shopping around for the right cabinet for your room and for the objects that you intend for it to hold. There are so many different types of wood that a curio cabinet can be made from. Pine maple mahogany and even cherry is just a few of the certain woods that you can choose for your curio cabinet. You can decide what type and style of wood you like best and what will match the rest of your home décor. Another option for your curio cabinet is the size and shape. You will find that you can get them in just about any of these as you want.
Other times you can get newer models of curio cabinets that are relatively cheap but look like they should cost a small fortune. Obviously I prefer the latter. I want a cheap cabinet that looks like I spent a lot of money on it. Just because it is cheap does not I want it to fall apart. When I want something cheap I want something that is still durable and functional. Lower price does not equate to falling apart. I want something that will last and last and last. I do not think anyone wants to buy something that will fall apart no matter the cost. You can get curio cabinets at almost any retail store department store and often you can get lucky and find them at secondhand stores and rummage sales.