Have you recently purchased or inherited a curio cabinet? You may be struggling to try to figure out what type of objects that you will want to exhibit inside and need a little help trying to figure out what is appropriate for the type of curio that you have. Curio cabinets are for displaying curious objects. This means that you can pretty much display anything of your choosing, but if you would like some ideas, you will find them here. Different objects look better in certain types of cabinets than others.
To get started choosing the items that you want to put on exhibit in your curio cabinet, you should gather up all of your potential objects. If you already have some things in mind that you want to display, you will be a step ahead. If you do not have a clue as to what types of items you want to show off, then do not worry. Take out all of your antiques and collectibles. Put them all in a pile so that you will be able to sort through them a little easier.
Next, you will want to start classifying the objects according to their different features. For example, put all of the glass items in their own little stack, place ceramic items in another stack, and so on until you have everything sorted out. If you have a lot of different items in one of your categories, you may want to break that category down. An example of this would be, if you have a lot of glass objects, breaking them down into different classes such as transparent or colored, small or big, and design. This will help you to start experimenting with different types of designs that will look good in your curio cabinet.
Sorting through all of the different possibilities can be a little bit of a challenge. If you do not have time to put objects in and take objects out until you have found the perfect combination, then you will want to think of what it is you are trying to portray. It could be an event such as a wedding or anniversary, it could be a certain theme that you want to integrate into the rest of the room, or it could be a certain color of objects that you either want to accent the room or blend in with the rest of the objects in the room.
These ideas should get you started choosing items to display in your curio cabinet. By having a big picture of what you want to show off, you will be able to fit the rest of the pieces of the puzzle together. Curio cabinets are beautiful works of art by themselves, but the objects that are displayed inside will also stand out. Be sure to clean the glass on the outside of the cabinet so there will be a clear view of the artifacts inside. You will also want to clean the objects that you are putting on display. You will have a very elegant display by taking the time to carefully select the items for your curio cabinet.