Looking for an interesting and eye-catching way to decorate your Mansfield Cabinet or Shelf Set? Read below for some tips from our customers!
TIP: When choosing your colors, give some thought to what you plan on displaying. Keep in mind that the darker the back wall slats, the more difficult it will be to see the items displayed.
For many of us, the kitchen never seems to have quite enough storage space. The Mansfield Cabinet is just the right size for Mason jars, those decorative salt & pepper shakers sitting in the back of your cabinet, propagating fresh herbs and rolled cloth napkins. It is a wonderful solution for small items that you'd like to display but have no real spot for.
TIP: When filling your cabinet, try organizing by size and color. Place larger items, like canned goods in Mason jars on the ends, while smaller pieces like essential oils and salt and pepper shakers in the center. For a personalized touch, I like adding a sentimental item or two, such as an old, pocket size photograph or a seashell from a vacation. The juxtaposition between the utility and the sentimental breathes the feeling of life and home into it.
Want to add a personal, distinctive touch to your home? Create a Memory Cabinet! The Mansfield Cabinet is the perfect way to display those salt and pepper shakers from your grandmother's kitchen, that piece of sea glass from last summer, or those vintage glass bottles we all love but have no real purpose. We all have items like these that we keep around just for their sentimental value: souvenirs, knick-knacks from childhood, grandfather's pocket knife or watch. For many of us, they sit in a box in the closet, but displaying items like these give your kitchen or home a unique, personal feel. Personally, I enjoy seeing these items every day!
TIP: Just keep in mind, that when using your cabinet to display doo-dads, knick-knacks, and bric-a-brac, it is easy to clutter it up, making it less-than-appealing. We are not looking to make it feel perfectly organized, we also do not want it to look cluttered or thrown together without any thought. It should evoke a warm, homey feeling, meaning that it was assembled with care. To achieve this appearance, try organizing the items by color and/or size. Place larger items (taller bottles, large souvenirs) toward the ends of the shelves, with smaller items in the center. If you have a number of very small items, such as buttons or coins, put them in a vintage Mason jar. Personally, I like the old style with the glass lid and wire closure. You usually find these at antique shops or occasionally at thrift stores.
Utilizing color can also keep things looking organized. For example, if you have green glass bottles and a green stone broach, group them together.
It can also help to group the items by origin or purpose. For example, if you have several items from your grandparents, such as an old pocket watch, a broach, and a pocketknife, they will look nice together, while a piece of sea glass, a fossil and a pressed flower go well.
Remember also, to utilize the depth of the cabinet. Don't just line each item up against the back wall. By placing smaller items in front of larger ones, it gives it a feeling of depth and fullness. For example, lean an old photo or prayer card against a vintage glass bottle, or lay an old watch in front of a tall, pressed flower.
There are no real rules for the Memory Cabinet- just have fun with it and it will be a peek down memory lane each time you see it.
The Mansfield Cabinet is also a lovely addition to any bathroom. It looks great with toiletries, fancy soaps, nail polish, and rolled washcloths, while also providing storage space. Available in your choice of colors, styles, and sizes, it will fit any bathroom or color scheme.