Of the many types of wood furniture you can use to beautify your home, there are few better than a curio cabinet. With spacious shelves and large glass display doors, these handcrafted furniture pieces are perfect for displaying fine china and other memorabilia.


So how do you get the most out of displaying your items in a curio cabinet? Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of this wood furniture.


First, keep in mind that what you display in your curio cabinet will say a lot about your home and your personal style. As such, this is hardly the place to store old documents or tablecloths. Rather, use your curio cabinet to display pieces of art, crystal, and other similar items. Keep in mind that to adequately display some of these objects, you will likely need a small stand. Overhead lights can also improve the display.


Place the largest objects in your curio cabinet first. These big objects will generally be the focal point of the display, just like a large handcrafted furniture piece is often the focal point of a living room. Centering these items and spreading them evenly throughout the curio cabinet’s shelves will give your display a balanced look.


Don’t limit yourself to displaying one type of object, either! Mixing in family photos with your fine china display can liven up your curio cabinet and help it stand out even more. Just be sure not to overload your cabinet, as this could make it look cluttered.


If you want to change your display later on, that’s perfectly fine. Holidays are an especially great time to do this—seasonal displays are a great way to liven up your home and make your curio cabinet a point of interest throughout the year.