Yolette Curio Cabinet September 28th, 2017 - 12:08:29
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.
There are a lot of different designs for curio cabinets, and you should pick ones that will best display your little toys. One of the first considerations you should choose is the general type of cabinet you want. There are four major types of glass curio cabinets, namely: wall mount type cabinets, shelf type cabinets, corner display cabinets, and centerpiece cabinets. Wall mount cabinets are handy and usually dont take up too much space, and can be used for displaying almost anything. Favorite uses for wall mounted glass curio cabinets are as racks for long items like fishing rods and rifles, or for displaying rows of a certain item like vases, books, rocks, and other similar-sized items.
There are a lot of different kinds of these cabinets that would suit any type of house whether it is modern, traditional, or classic because these cabinets are available in many different designs. Some designs would match a modern house while others would best be suited in old houses. According to types, these display cabinets also vary. It may be a standard wall curio, corner curio, console tables, hanging curios, or miniature curios. Depending on your type of display and the purpose, the option is yours on what you will choose from a number of choices. Tall wall curios or corner curios are usually found in the living area. While large rectangular curios are usually found in the kitchen. Hanging curios may be used in offices or rooms.
If you have been convinced on how functional curio cabinets are, then you may want to purchase one for your collections. But before that, here are some tips to help you pick the right one for you. First, you have to be certain on where you want to place your cabinet. Make sure that you have enough space to avoid cluttering of the area. For smaller areas, corner cases will work best on them for they dont take much space. For larger areas like the living room or office, free standing curios are ideal. The next step deals with the material used for the curio cabinet. Basically, there are several kinds of materials used in manufacturing these cabinets. Commonly, hard woods and metals are used. With regards to style, there is a wide array of options to choose from. Most prefer cabinets with intricate and stylish carvings. Glass curio with built in lighting is also a popular choice.