Glazed cabinets will help your small space to feel larger. Find out why
Contemporary glazed cabinets
Open shelving makes a wonderful display area for crockery, glasses and vases that are just too pretty to be hidden away behind closed doors when not in use. The problem is, open shelves are also a dust trap. Glass-fronted furniture, such as this contemporary Large Norway Cabinet from Cox & Cox, is a much more functional option. And, because you can see inside the cabinet, it makes your space feel subtly larger and more spacious too.
Opt for semi-translucent glass if you only want to provide a teasing glimpse of what colourful items you have stored within. This industrial-style metal and glass cabinet from Vincent and Barn is fitted with linear fluted glass; as it is running vertically, it will help to make your room feel taller too.
Glazed cabinets don't only come in tall and thin shapes either, as this contemporary glass display cabinet from Rose & Grey demonstrates. Being raised up on elegant slim legs so that you can see the floor beneath, enhances the spacious feel in the room as well.
If you don't want everything your unit contains to be out on display, opt for a glazed cabinet that also comes with some hidden storage. This mid-century modern style unit from Cuckooland has two deep handless drawers beneath the main glazed area. Remember, glazed units take the eye further inside and help to add depth to even the smallest rooms.
Traditional glazed cabinets
For a more homely, period feel, look for a traditional glazed cabinet. The Halifax white storage cabinet, shown above, has a dresser-like look and works equally well in a dining room for books and chinaware, as it does in a bedroom, where colourful neatly stacked sweaters can be piled up behind its glass doors.
Corner glazed cabinets
Make a feature of a corner and increase your storage and display space with a triangular cabinet designed to fit snugly in to the corner of a room. The Florence Corner cabinet, shown above from Amazon, is available in four Farrow & Ballesque colourways: navy, grey, truffle and white, and it comes with a mix of hidden and glazed storage.
Glazed wall cabinets
Glazed cabinets can look great fixed to the wall too. This Homecharm International wooden glazed wall cabinet, shown above from Amazon, has panelled window-style cabinet doors on top and open shelving beneath and is particularly suited to a dining or kitchen area. Just check that your wall can take the weight of the unit and whatever you plan to store within it before purchasing.
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