Curio Cabinets / July 18, 2018 / Jeanne Goulet
If you know just what you want you should talk to the shop owner. If they know you are looking for something special they will keep their eyes open for it so they can help you find what you want and make a sale for themselves. Consignment Shops - Consignment shops are where many people turn when they have items they no longer need which are still in beautiful condition. This is a great place to find curio cabinets. Often people will change the décor of their home and those old curio cabinets dont fit in. thats when they will send them to the consignment store to get some money for them but it will also be a good deal for you. It is not unusual to see information and ideas about redecorating a particular room or perhaps decorating with a certain theme.
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.
Like you could spruce up the look of your dining room by putting one in the corner which is also perfect for showing off your fine china. Or you could put one in an entertainment space for a great way to show off sports collectibles like baseballs autographed baseball cards and any other sports memorabilia you might have. In addition to those spots a few other areas in your home you could put one include at the end of a hallway in a foyer area and in a family room. Now on to all the styles that curio cabinets are available in and there are many since they can be made from many types of wood while being finished in a number of lovely ways.