I don’t know about you, but I LOVE faffing and pottering around the house at the weekend or on a quiet morning, and there’s one key piece of kit that I believe every home needs for the ultimate styling fun… a glass cabinet. Be it Great Great Granny’s vintage Edwardian hand-me-down, a cool Danish teak MCM sideboard or IKEA’s latest affordable display unit, there is a myriad of uses for a glass cabinet. Here are some of the more imaginative ways you can restyle or repurpose yours…
1. Add a little ‘cheers’ to the home
An ever-popular way to use a glass cabinet is as a drinks cabinet, with trendy bottles, gorgeous glassware and drinks accessories, all displayed in a fun and imaginative way. Keep the look fresh with a combination of cut crystal glasses along with more modern drinking vessels and quirky accessories such as stirrers, paper straws and a stack of marble coasters. Happy Hour never looked so appealing :)
This is the IKEA FABRIKÖR cabinet; in my opinion one of the best looking and best priced cabinets around…
2. Make an understated statement
A modern glass cabinet can be used to display almost anything. How stunning is this black framed cabinet filled with a beautiful arrangement of homewares? Love all the textures, pots of greenery and carefully curated glassware. You can find a similar glass dome here.
3. Create your very own curio cabinet
A glass cabinet is also a perfect spot to display your collections of artefacts, books and objets d’art, as seen below. Try stacking old books along with magazines, ceramics and ornate storage boxes or woven baskets for an interesting display. It’s also an effective way to exhibit holiday and travel mementoes. A natural addition, such as a mini succulent or dried flowers will complete the look.
4. Elevate your bathroom storage
A lovely place for a glass cabinet is in a bathroom, if you have the room for it. It can be used to store neatly folded linen and towels, or to house lotions and potions in pretty containers and bottles. As everything’s on display at all times, this is not storage for the messier pups amongst you, so if the thought of constantly having your toiletry collection orderly AND on show frankly scares the bejeezus out of you, you can skip this one…
Here’s a pretty example for those of you who would happily while away the hours rearranging and reorganising this beauty of a cabinet!
5. Put on a display in the kitchen
Rather than hiding away your gorgeous collections of pottery, dining and glass ware, store plates, pretty cups and drinks glasses neatly and stylishly in an oversized glass fronted cabinet in your kitchen or dining space. It can add a lovely rustic feel to this central hub of your home. Add extra texture with folded linen napkins in baskets and vintage cutlery in jars.
6. Brighten up a corner
A little cabinet can easily be updated with a lick of paint to add a welcome pop of colour in the home, similar to the one seen here. An alternative way to add interest or colour would be to paper or découpage the back of the cabinet; this can look particularly effective on older vintage styles.
How have you styled a glass cabinet in your own home?
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