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.
They are usually accented with a light too. Basically a curio cabinet is a place where you can display all of the things that you are proud of or things that are dear to your heart. A curio cabinet can be made to fit in a corner or to stand proud against a wall so they dont take up much room. In fact curio cabinets are tall and skinny. They have about five or so shelves that are made out of glass. However you can get a curio in the shape of a short cabinet or table. They are the more modern curios but they can give any room a sparkle. Another way that curio cabinets are made are in the form of a wall hanging. A wall hanging may not be the best to trust a collection or valuables.
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.