Maybe you have a bunch of collectibles sitting in your closet gathering dust. Or perhaps you've been storing your fine China in the kitchen cupboards instead of a hutch. Far too often we sequester our prized possessions rather than place them where they deserve to be... on display.
Finding a good display case and setting it up is probably a lot easier than you think it might be. Yes, there are many display cases to choose from. Occasionally you may have a need for a specialty case. Fortunately there are some easy steps to follow to find the right case to show off your treasures.
Finding The Right Case
If you truly want to show off your valuables, first you have to find the right case. There are certain circumstances that warrant a specialty case. If you aren't sure if you need a specialty case, here are some examples of cases that will help you decide:
- Die cast car display cases
- Flag display cases (military flag burial cases)
- Football jersey display cases (and other sports memorabilia)
- Jewelry display cases
- Sword display cases (and knife cases)
- Commercial pet display cases
If your prized possessions don't fit into any of the above categories, chances are you can get away with ordinary wooden display cases. This is good news because there are dozens to choose from. Even if you need a specialty case rest assured you are bound to find the right one to meet your needs.
Before deciding the right display case you first have to decide what exactly you want to display. Some people prefer displaying coins and other similar collections, while others want to show off their favorite jersey or an award from some memorable event. Keep in mind there are display cases large and small to accommodate each of these needs.
Once you decide what you want to display, figure out how much of it you have. This will help you decide the size of the case you need. If you want to show off your coin collection and have more than 100 coins, you'll need a larger case than a standard size small display. Keep this in mind when shopping.
When picking your display case, also keep in mind where you plan to display your treasures. You'll want to place them in a prominent place, but likely you don't want to waste too much room overall. Fortunately you can select an elegant yet compact case many times to suit your needs.
When looking at display cases, you should have in mind how many shelves, hooks, mirrors or other accessories you'll need to showcase your items. A mirror is always a great bonus because it can reflect your treasured collectibles within.
You should review several different models of display case before you decide the one that is best for you. Keep in mind when selecting your display case you will likely also need many accessories. Some of the more common accessories include anchoring wax, polish, self-adhesives and stick on feet. If you plan to hang your china you will need the proper hooks to do so. You also want to be sure to select a case that is sturdy. A sturdy case will last a lifetime.
Display Your Items Correctly
Once you decide the right type of case you'll want to display your items correctly. You want your collectibles to look great and put a smile on your face. Whether an expert or novice, you can do this following a few easy steps.
First, group your collectibles together. Next, be sure you place small objects together. Remember that when it comes to a display, less is more. The more items you try to jam pack in your display, the more distracted the onlooker will be. Try to select a few key pieces or even one piece to highlight if you can. This piece can form the center of your display. Then, if you choose, you can surround this object with others.
Remember, your display should reflect a little of your personality as well. Have fun when creating your display. Pick and choose accessories as you see fit. And remember, you can always change things around to spice them up over time!
About The Author:
Antigone Arthur is a successful freelance writer with 10 years of professional experience providing consumers with informative articles on such topics as sword display cases, wooden display cases and diecast car display cases.