How To Decorate Your Home With Shadow Boxes

In case you’re not familiar with the term, a shadow box is a glass-front case that contains one or more objects with personal significance. They can make just about anything look interesting and they’re a great way to repurpose some of the items you have in your home, even those with no practical use.

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For example, you can use shadow boxes in the kitchen to display things like old spoons and other utensils. You can even display wine corks in a shadow box. Perhaps you already have some in a drawer, forgotten.

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You can group up several shadow boxes of various shapes and sizes and create a gallery wall. Choose a theme and find items that form a cohesive collection. For example, perhaps you like insects and you’d like to display your hobby on one of the living room walls.{found on iheartsnapitphotography}.

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There are numerous variations of shadow boxes and you can pick the style that best suits your décor or the theme you’ve chosen. This beach-style living room has a bunch of glass shadow boxes with thin metal frames, filled with corals, shells and other similar things.

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Similarly, these shadow boxes feature collections of pebbles and seaglass displayed beautifully on the wall. It’s a really lovely idea for beach houses. Of course, you can also choose to display other objects as well.

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For the nursery rooms, you can use a collection of shadow boxes to display small toys. Depending on the style you’ve chosen for the rooms, the boxes can match that look. You can make them look modern, rustic or even eclectic.

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Shadow boxes don’t necessarily have to be mounted on the wall, although that’s usually the case. You can also choose to display them on a shelf, on the fireplace mantel or on your desk.

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A simple and interesting idea is to use patterned paper or fabric to cover the interior of the boxes and to create an eye-catching backdrop for the object you wish to display inside which can be anything from a set of keys to a necklace.

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There are various variations of the traditional shadow boxes. Some don’t feature the glass front. For example, these are basically just a bunch of repurposed wooden crates but they do resemble shadow boxes. They display decorative plates.{found on cottageindustryinterior}.

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In the kitchen, shadow boxes and hold your collection of spices. In the basement or hallway, they can accommodate your collection or beer bottles or some other things. It all depending on what passions you have.

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A large shadow box can be an accent piece for the hallway where it can serve as a large display case for photos, the children’s artwork, notes and other things. Similarly, you can have one of these in your home office.