Tips for Buying a Display Cabinet

 Tips for Buying a Display Cabinet

Sourcing the perfect display cabinet is no easy task! You want to find something that fits in with your home, suits your style and caters to your storage expectations – it’s pretty complicated when you think about it. So, in order to navigate your way around your requirements and expectations, you’re going to need a couple of tips and tricks, and you’ve come to just the right place!

Determine where you’re going to house your cabinet

You likely already have a spot in mind for your shiny new display cabinet, but just be sure that you’ve had a long hard – practical – think about whether or not it’s the right one. Too often we spy a negative space in a room and then proceed to panic, buy the first thing we can think of to fill it and then immediately regret it, so we’re not going to do that this time! Consider the practicalities of the spot you’ve chosen – do you need that extra storage in your living room or hallway? Would you perhaps get more use out of a cabinet in your kitchen or office instead? A display cabinet is a fantastic piece because it offers up both style and function, so allow it to do all that it can by choosing the correct spot, instead of simply filling an empty space.

Measure meticulously

Once you’ve firmly landed on the right home for your display cabinet, it’s time to take your measurements. As with all furniture, you really need to shop with your figures on hand at all times to make sure the piece is actually going to fit in your chosen spot! Measure the room as a whole as well as the area you have in mind, and reference them for every cabinet you look at. This way, you can be entirely sure that the piece you fall in love with is going to be the one that you’ll have in your home.

Style considerations

Now that you’ve got the serious stuff out of the way, it’s time to think about the look and feel of your display cabinet – otherwise known, as the fun part! Because of its size and display potential, a cabinet packs a huge punch when it comes to style. A few ideas for different households include…

Classic: A display cabinet is kind of the cornerstone of the classic design category, so this one is easy. Look for a white or cream painted wooden piece with scalloped detailing and ornate hardware to hit the nail on the head.

Bohemian: A reclaimed, unpainted timber in a simple, almost unfinished style is going to be the perfect romantic bohemian addition to an eclectic home. Fill with colourful crockery, gathered treasures and raw cut textiles to really up the character of this piece.

French Country: For French country homes, you should be looking for a bright cobalt blue or muted terracotta toned cabinet. Embellish with colourful gingham or hessian bunting for a homely take on the aesthetic.

Minimalist: That’s right, minimalist homes can have their belongings on display, too! Pick a black or white cabinet and showcase your favourite refined sculptures, monochrome books or even a single orchid. This is going to look incredibly stunning and won’t ruin your pared-back vibe.

Ask questions and do plenty of research 

As you would with any big investment, do plenty of research and use the knowledge that’s at your disposal – whether that’s on the internet or in-store. There are plenty of striking display cabinets in Sydney, it’s just a question of getting out there and finding them! Just remember, measure and find the right spot before anything else, and you won’t go too far wrong.


Donna Paul