Archive | November, 2007

Beautify your home with curio cabinets

24 Nov
Having the right curio cabinet in your home is a great way to protect your prize possessions such as china, dolls, or other collectible pieces. Luckily, a curio cabinet doesn’t just have to be functional, it can also be beautiful. A beautiful cabinet can actually enhance the beauty of the pieces that you wish to display in your home.Curio cabinets are decorative pieces of furniture meant to store your collectibles, memorabilia, and other valuables. They are often ornately designed and well crafted. Curio cabinets are usually distinctive pieces of furniture in many homes; they can generally be described as tall, narrow pieces, with glass doors for showcasing your valuables. Traditional curio cabinets are designed with the utmost detail with classic lines and decorative accents. More modernized curio cabinets tend to use straighter, sharper lines and will look great in any home with the same direction in design.

The most common items placed within curio cabinets for showcase include: figurines, silverware, fine china, ceramics and porcelain, shot glasses, sports trophies and awards valuable toys, photographs, jewelry, wine and wine glasses, fine art, other sentimental collectibles and memorabilia. Curio cabinets are divided into several categories: contemporary, corner, wall curio, and traditional.

Contemporary curio cabinets are quite lovely. These cabinets are all well crafted and are available in a variety of finishes to complement any type of collectible including dolls, crystals, and more.
Corner curio cabinets are the only way that some collectors are able to share their collections with visitors to their home. Because of limited space, corner curio cabinets can help to maximize your space and show off all your beautiful pieces including china, knick knacks, and crystal.
Wall curio cabinet is also very popular, since it allows collectors to display their prized possessions without taking up all the floor space. Many of these well-designed wall units can be hung at any height on the wall, so your collectibles are off the floor and still in view. The wall curio cabinets often have the traditional mirrored piece in the back, as well as all the beauty associated with the traditional cabinets that your mother and grandmother were so proud of.