Curio Cabinets / July 18, 2018 / Jeanne Goulet
This category represents the miscellaneous items that one would want to display. As an example a very tasteful display could consist of a curio cabinet being filled with family photos items from a wedding and items from each child (i.e. first tooth hair from first haircut etc.). As you can see you can literally display anything in a curio case. Of course while you can display anything that doesnt always mean you should display it. With that said if you are only displaying items which fall into one of the three categories above we are confident that you will have a beautiful display for all to see. Nothing is as marvelous and inventive as a well made cabinets.
Whatever you display inside your curio cabinet depends on where you put it or what its purpose is. Traditionally wall curio cabinets where commonly found in old houses. And usually antiques and jewelry were its common displays and the designs would only accent traditional houses. But throughout time a lot of designs and innovations have been made that these cabinets have become more flexible design wise and purpose wise. Now there are cabinets that would match any room design whether it be contemporary modern classic or traditional. This furniture piece is big enough but at the same time it doesnt consume much space. For this reason a number of different items can be stored in it depending on how you want it to serve its purpose where you put it or what the style of your house is and how you would want to accentuate it.
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.