Yolette Curio Cabinet September 28th, 2017 - 12:07:07
Where you put the curio inside your house is also a determining factor to what you should put inside it. For example, a cabinet curio which will serve as the focal point of your living room can hold your precious collections of porcelain and ceramics. It can also serve to house your souvenir collection of items which you got from the different countries youve visited. If you put the curio cabinet in the kitchen, you can use its shelves to display wines and wine glasses, or your finest kitchen ware collection. If it is a miniature curio and is located in your room, you can put your jewelry inside it. If it is a hanging curio in your library, you can use it to hold your book and magazine collections, or if it is in your fun room, you can display your DVD collections or toy collections in it.
Curio cabinets have become a delight in themselves as they showcase your favorite things and mementos to friends and family, keep all your dear treasures in one place to admire them in wonderment everyday, or protect your growing collection of porcelain dolls from your 5-year old. Curio cabinets started as places to keep curios - defined in the dictionary as curious or unusual objects of art or knickknacks and whatnots that are perhaps worthy of collecting because of their oddity. This definition could, of course, include silver spoons from Alaska, all assortments of wedding and christening favors, crystals, face masks from Africa and possibly even shrunken heads from the Amazons of Ecuador and Peru.
Curio cabinets are made from veneers and various hardwoods and can be found in almost any wood finish you can imagine. No matter what wood type you choose, you can always achieve a finish that will produce a color that matches your household decor. There are both plain and fancy curio cabinets. Curios are not always rectangular boxes and can be found in many designs featuring sweeping curves, arches and flat backs. Curio cabinets can be wall-mounted cabinets, wood corner cases, free standing counter top cabinets, exquisitely lighted cabinets, or other large curio cabinets.
There are several types of curio cabinets. A typical one is called as a standard wall curio. This type of curio cabinet is generally intended to be placed against walls. These tall and slender pieces usually come in square and/or rectangular shapes. They also come in a cylindrical shape with flat backs. Meanwhile, if you are in search of an item to be placed on a corner, then, a corner curio cabinet maybe used. This type usually is in triangular or wedge shapes to fit the rooms corners. While for compact or high traffic areas, a smaller and stunted adaptation of the standard wall curio called the miniature or console cabinets is recommended. On the other hand, if you want a distinctive storage item, then hanging curios will be a good option. These are small and light curio cabinets that are intended to be hanged on walls. They also suit well in areas with limited space.