On Display: 10 Sleek Curio Cabinet Designs

Curio cabinets rose to prominence several generations ago as a means through which to display trinkets, treasures and family heirlooms.  Nearly every suburban home in the 1960s through the 1980s had at least a corner curio with five or six shelves housing vases, china or collectible family figurines and ornaments.  The dated oak-and-glass designs of yesteryear have thankfully been replaced with much sleeker successors, some more ornate than others but all simpler and much more chic than those that came before them.  It stands to reason that the background shouldn’t compete with the objets d’art on display, and today’s roundup gets the job done with dignity.

curved curio cabinet

Curved Curio Cabinet from Tonin Casa Design



modern display cabinet

Modloft Amsterdam Modern Display Cabinet



modern glass curio cabinet

Curio Cabinet from Sempra



sliding glass door curio cabinet

Nottinghill Modern Curio Cabinet



floating curio cabinet

The Float Curio from JM



slim curio cabinet

Bellini Modern Catania Curio Cabinet in Espresso



classic display cases

Classic Display Cases by Luminati



silver and glass curio cabinet

Bellini Modern Living Celeste Curio Cabinet in Silver



abstract modern display cabinet

Askew Curio Cabinet from Global Furniture



wave curio cabinet

Lola Curio Cabinet from Ello

It’s great that these 10 curio cabinet designs move beyond our traditional thought of a solid wood unit that is very formal.  These accents can be fun, whimsical and add flair to any room of the house.  Also, it’s great that they offer storage and a way to showcase some important family heirlooms or items that you collect.