So, you just couldn’t resist that piece even though you have no place to put it and its too adorable to store it away with the rest of the overflow? Consider a shadow box.
There are many situations when you might want to invest in a few shadow boxes, but most boil down to wanting someplace to put a few special pieces so that you can enjoy them until you find a better home for them. A shadow box makes a great
transitional space for those favored pieces, and they take up a lot less room than another room box. A shadow box makes an unique addition to your wall decor, one that will stand out among the photographs, one almost guaranteed to initiate a conversation.
Shadow boxes don’t need to be expensive, you might even find them on sale at your local craft shop as was the case with the black frames in these
photographs which were found at a Michael’s during one of their 50% off sales! They are just deep enough to hold furniture and came with velcro to help secure pieces to the fabric backing, helping to prevent any shifting around as you work out arrangements.
Shadow boxes also allow you to experiment with groupings of pieces, assisting in the design process as you work to design that next room box or house. I also like to use a
shadow box to feature a stand alone piece, in this case, a beautifully designed vintage piece in a somewhat larger scale, its lithographed packaging was too pretty to pass up. I covered the back of the shadow box with a coordinating fabric and attached the piece with museum tack.