From model ships to glass figurines, many people in the UK have treasured collections that they want to protect and display in a glass cabinet. Here are some tips for choosing the perfect display case for your irreplaceable items.

Tip #1

Consider your current decor. Regardless of the type of furniture you have, make sure the cabinet in your home complements it. There’s nothing worse than buying a cabinet for the wrong reason and then finding out it doesn’t “go” with what you currently have. So think twice before you buy that “deal” curio cabinet.

Tip #2

Expand your horizons. Be sure to consider other types of display cabinets than the traditional freestanding type, especially if you have limited space. A wall-mounted corner display case, for example, is a great way to display your collection in a space-saving way. And if you have existing wall cabinets or shelving, see if the manufacturer offers a wall display cabinet to match what you have.

Tip #3

Consider the style of your collection. The cabinets in the rooms should not dominate a collection. Instead, they should improve it. If you have a collection of 19th century model sailing ships, for example, choose a cabinet in a traditional style that will give your collection a “period” feel. However, regardless of the style, make sure your cabinet has adjustable shelves.

Tip #4

Consider alternate locations. Most people who want curio cabinets tend to want to place them in a living room or study. However, if you think outside the box, you may be able to find an innovative way to display your collection. Here’s an idea: how about a display cabinet built under a kitchen counter or island? Since the kitchen is the most used room in many homes, you’ll have a better chance of viewing your collection if it’s located here.

A living room cabinet is a great way for UK collectors to display their treasures, big or small.