Curio Cabinets / July 18, 2018 / Jeanne Goulet
There are many great ideas about decorating and remodeling but it is not often that you come across one piece of furniture that is so versatile it can be integrated into pretty much any décor. Curio Cabinets are one such piece of furniture. Think about it it is something that comes in so many different styles it is appropriate just about anywhere. Really there are a slew of style options that you can pick from including those that have a sleek modern appearance to others that are very country like featuring beautiful distressed finishes and you can even get options that are more on the vintage side and have a lovely antique look to them.
When you are filling a curio cabinet with small collectibles you will want to employ some of the same ideas as with the bookcases. Having a lot of empty space between shelves and displaying only tiny objects is not very interesting. In curios you can make use of a mirrored back wall or a brightly colored back wall that will coordinate with your room and displays or even a wallpapered back wall either a texture or a print that will compliment the arrangement. Consider using display risers for smaller objects that you wish to show off like those you see in department stores. Container stores sell these risers and you can find lucite frame stands in the framing department of craft stores.
Side windows mirrored back panels clocks and two way sliding doors are additional options many consumers choose. To help give you an idea of what items are most displayed in the small cabinets are shot glasses spoons ceramics porcelain bells photographs memorabilia and items that share a common theme. For mounting just fasten to the wall by a bracket strip which screws to the wall then the wall curio slips over the top of this bracket securing to the wall. You should avoid placing overly heavy items on the shelves this could compromise its strength and sturdiness on the wall. There is no special maintenance other then keeping it clean by dusting regularly and if applicable clean the glass.