As you walk around your house looking for a place for your Family Museum, sometimes it is hard to visual where it should go and how it should look. Today, there are a variety of ways; bookcases, wall systems, etc., and furnishings you can incorporate into the room you choose, to showcase and protect your family collections. Here are a few suggestions.
The Living Room Coffee Table
Today, big screen TVs dominate the center of the room, some situated in large cabinets with shelves, fixed to a wall or freestanding. Some screens are set over fireplaces, framed by bookshelves. These shelves hold not only books; they are filled with bric-a-brac (small ornamental objects of interest or sentimental value). Now here is a great place to devote to Your Family Museum. First, take off all the things that are irrelevant. Distribute unrelated items elsewhere in your home.
Envision what you want to show case, which will depend on the size and amount of shelf space there is. One way to display many items is by creating mini-museums incorporated in shadow boxes (more on this later). By putting together photograph and keepsakes, you create a story about a relative, special event, precious artifacts, etc. The shadow boxes also keep things dust-free and safe. This method will also allow you to move the display easily.
Be it that these areas in the home are called media centers, family rooms, or great rooms, however, by merely changing a bookcase into a family museum with heirlooms, now there is so much more to look at and appreciate. Now when you watch TV and become bored with the show, you can turn the TV off and let your eyes wonder and focus on the family collections and maybe drift off into an imaginable different place and time. What fun!
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