I fondly recall my youth shadow box. It had been stuffed with small trinkets and tchotchkes I had collected from family beach trips or received as presents, and I valued every one. However, while I still adore the shadow box thought, I am searching for a more tasteful, cohesive approach nowadays. Here are 12 fresh shadow box remedies perfect for an adult area.
sarah & bendrix
A simple heart cut from the pages of this book produces a striking display that is even more poignant because of its simplicity.
Even something as modest as bottle caps can look artful and chic when massed together in a shadow box.
What a terrific way to preserve ticket stubs and other paper postcards — much better than my current method of pushing them into a box and hoping I’ll get around to organizing them one day.
Allen Patterson Residential
Exotic shadow boxes, each painted a bright color, give children a lot of room to display their favourite items and help to preserve floor space.
Mustard Seed Interiors
Here, an shadow box approach produces a beautiful screen for a garment. The lack of glass produces a rustic feel.
Maria Barros Design de Interiores
Framing a set of bracelets in twin-frame shadow boxes elevates them to art standing.
Tiny cubes in an orderly grid give this shadow box graphic appeal. It is a new take on stacking them into a glass lamp base or tumbling them into a bowl.
Frame champagne and wine corks from special occasions in their own shadow boxes instead of piling them into a bowl.
It’s The Small Things…
Limiting a set could keep it from looking kitschy. This old crate–turnedshadow box stipulates a series of freshwater cubes.
My Sweet Savannah
Transcribing a classic recipe on the rear wall and organizing a couple of artful groupings of dishware and cosmetic finds have changed this shelf into an oversized shadow box.
How smart is this? A bag lid makes for a display.
Liz Williams Interiors
Chunky box-style frames, minus their glass, become adorable, cottage-style screen spaces.
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