WHAT IS A DISPLAY CABINET?

May 26, 2021

WHAT IS A DISPLAY CABINET?

We all need storage in our homes and often opt for cupboards and drawers that hide everything from view. This can be useful but what about those ornaments, collectables and photographs that we’d like to look at and enjoy on a daily basis? Display cabinets offer a creative and sophisticated way to exhibit your favourite things and showcase your style and interests.

WHAT CAN I PUT IN MY DISPLAY CABINET?

ORGANIZE BY SIZE AND ODD NUMBERS

How you organize the objects in your cabinet, and of course what you choose to display in your cabinets makes a big difference in how people perceive this item of home furniture. There is a well-known theory amongst all types of designers, the theory states that, items tend do look better when grouped in odd numbers. The number three is a number with a powerful aesthetic. Grouping items in odd numbers such as in threes, fives, and sevens tend to stand out and create a powerful design aesthetic.

Organizing objects in your display cabinet by size can make a powerful statement. Our design team recommends that you try grouping objects based on their size and dedicate a shelf to each respective group. Put larger items behind smaller items so that the larger items do not obstruct the view of smaller ones. When deciding on the layout of your display cabinet, look at creating small triangles within your setup, this can be done by styling one larger décor item and placing two smaller items Infront of it. Not only sticking to the rule of using odd numbers but it will create visual interest by pairing items of different height.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CABINETS AND CUPBOARDS?

The truth is, there are a few differentiating details about a cabinet and a cupboard. The main difference that most people refer to is the presence of shelves in cabinets

WHAT IS A CABINET?

A cabinet is a furniture item that is most commonly shaped as a box. A cabinet is a furniture item that can be use as storage. Cabinets have draws and more often than not, doors. Cabinets are versatile items of furniture that can be used to store all sorts of miscellaneous items that would otherwise clutter your home or office. Some cabinets have been created to be able to be free standing pieces of furniture in your home, while other cabinets can be mounted in a wall or even be built in. At Leather Gallery we stock a wide range of cabinets in various different materials from wood to metal.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A CABINET AND CUPBOARD

MEANING OF CABINET VS. CUPBOARD

A cabinet can be defined as a storage unit that is either a free standing or it built in. A cupboard, on the other hand, often refers to an enclosed storage space fitted with a door, a cupboard is almost always fitted with multiple shelves. When it comes down to how to use a cabinet vs a cupboard, cupboards are often used to store items such as groceries, cutlery or other items that you might not want your guests to see. A cabinet on the other hand is often used to display items in your home such as décor pieces, family photos or sentimental trinkets.

CAN DISPLAY CABINETS LOOK MODERN?

A display cabinet can be just what you want it to be, from vintage chic to modern, how you decorate and what you style in your display cabinet will influence the overall look and feel. When it comes to styling display cabinets, there are no hard and fast rules, our design team however, has some words of wisdom for you. When styling your display cabinet we would say it’s one-part sentimental keepsakes, one-part something that was once living (dried flowers, a fossilized piece of coral) and one-part something that catches the light, a beautiful glass vase or special picture frame. Sprinkle in a few books and a touch of greenery and you’ve got yourself your very own curio cabinet. 

No matter what you are after and how you choose to style your display cabinet, a Leather Gallery Furniture Store near you has the perfect cabinet for your home.





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