Curio cabinets are a great way to display the treasured heirlooms or antiques you have in your home. Putting them in a cabinet helps keep them visible, but also helps keep them out of harm’s way.
A traditional console cabinet works well along a longer wall, perhaps near the dining room table. As an alternative, another popular style is the curved console cabinet. While these are often shorter in length, the curved end allows a long display area and actually lets your visitors see the contents from the ends of the unit as well. A curved unit doesn’t stick out as abruptly into the room, allowing a more graceful flow around the cabinet.
They come in a variety of styles, including some striking metal finishes. Many people prefer the more traditional hardwood finishes like cherry, oak, and walnut. You will also find white console curio cabinets as well, which can make a statement in a variety of home decors. Most have glass shelving, and many console-style cabinets include interior lighting of some type. Lighted curio cabinets can make a real visual statement in your living or dining room, and serve as a focal point for the room.
Lighted Curio Cabinets
Of course, one of the primary reasons that you want to invest in a curio cabinet is to display with pride some of your treasured possessions. In many cases, you’ll find that the most effective way to do this is with a lighted curio cabinet. Often, especially if you place your cabinet in a corner or a wall that is out of the way of the main traffic in a room, you’ll find that the normal room lighting is not adequate to light the interior of your cabinet.
On the other hand, a great way to draw attention to your prized possessions is to subdue the ambient room lighting and let the interior light of a lighted curio cabinet be the featured item in the room. Combined with beveled glass doors, or crystals featured in the cabinet, the effect on the room lighting can be magical.
White Curio Cabinets
A white curio cabinet makes a wonderful statement in your home. White will draw attention to your valuables on display in your cabinet but in a subtle and understated way. In addition, white can work in almost any decor, as it stands alone on its own. In addition, for a somewhat more muted look, an antique white finish is both popular and versatile as well.
White curio cabinets are painted of course so you can often find the same style in black as well. The most popular style is the corner curio cabinet, but you can find them in a console curio cabinet and wall-mounted curio cabinet as well.
White cabinets are best in rooms with bright colors and some pastels. Another area they are great for is the kid’s room, as white is a favorite for girls’ bedroom furniture. The display of your child’s dolls is a great idea, especially as they get a little “too old” to play with them. Rooms with a lot of natural sunlight can handle white furnishings too.