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Display Units

Unravelling the Art of Choosing the Perfect Display Unit

Display units are far more than just pieces of furniture; they are the soul of your home, breathing life into your living space. They are the perfect mix of style and functionality, an essential asset for organising, showcasing, and elevating your décor.

Choosing the perfect display unit for your home, however, could feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. With different styles, finishes, and designs available in the market, the task can be daunting. But don't worry. We've carefully selected some display units and we can focus on critical factors you need to consider when shopping for your perfect display unit.

From the opulent Avonwick Display Unit to the effortlessly stylish Sparkwell Open Display, our range of display units caters to every style of home. 

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Seven Factors to Consider When Choosing a Display Unit for Your Home

1: Define the Purpose

Before embarking on your search, assess what role the display unit should fulfill in your home. If you have a range of collectibles or books to showcase, an open unit like the Wembury Open Display Oak or the Dairy Open Display Oak will serve you well. Conversely, if you need more storage, you might opt for units with drawers or closed shelving, like the Torrington Open Display Small or the Torrington Open Display Large.

2: Size Matters

It is crucial to gauge the size of your display unit concerning the space where it would be placed. An oversized unit in a small room can make the area seem cramped, while a unit that's too small might be overlooked in a larger room. Measure your space beforehand to ensure your new display unit compliments and enhances its surroundings.

3: Material Decisions

Different materials offer different aesthetics and functions. Wood display units can create a warm, welcoming atmosphere, while glass ones offer a sleek, modern vibe. Plus, they require different levels of maintenance. Metal and plastic units can handle some rough handling, but wooden counterparts, like the stunning Ludworth Open Display Unit Black, need more care. Understanding which material fits your lifestyle best is key.

4: Style Statement

Your display unit should ideally mirror your home's overall aesthetic. Whether you have a traditional, modern, vintage, or rustic style, make sure your chosen display unit blends well. For instance, the Newbury 2 Door Cabinet Oak White seamlessly fits into a minimalist, modern décor, while the Barbican 2 Door Cabinet oozes traditional charm.

5: Let There Be Light

Lighting plays a pivotal role in enhancing the visibility and aesthetic appeal of your belongings. A display unit with built-in lighting, like the Ashbury 2 Door Drinks Cabinet, ensures that your beloved collectibles are always in the limelight.

6: Accessibility

Ease of access is fundamental when choosing your perfect display unit. If you will interact with the items displayed frequently, choose units with lower and easily reachable shelves. Alternatively, if the items are more for aesthetic enjoyment, a taller, statement piece like the Thurlestone 2 Door Cabinet Blue or Gray will suffice.

7: Budgetary Requirements

Last but crucial, set a realistic budget before you begin shopping. At Kiki at Home, we believe in offering high-quality display units that cater to a variety of price points. From luxurious pieces like the Tristford 2 Door Cocktail Cabinet to more budget-friendly options, you're sure to find something that aligns with your budget.

Section 2: Selecting the Perfect Display Unit for Each Room

A display unit's function often changes from one room to another. Thus, your choice should reflect the unit's purpose and blend well with the room's aesthetics. In this section, we'll assist you with curated picks for different rooms in your home.

Bedroom Elegance

Bedrooms often call for storage and display options that provide quick access and have a calming presence. Open wardrobes like the Tigley Open Wardrobe or the sleek, minimal Torrington Open Wardrobe are perfect for adding a touch of elegance while meeting practical needs.

Living Room Style

Living rooms are the heart of your home. A piece like the Newbury 2 Door Cabinet Oak Grey can function as a wonderful showpiece, instantly drawing attention. If you're a fan of cocktails, consider a sophisticated choice like the Barbican 2 Door Cabinet or Ashbury 2 Door Drinks Cabinet to display your collection and serve guests in style.

Dining Room Charm

The dining room needs storage units that can double as serving stations. The Sparkwell 3 Door Sideboard or Tigley 3 Door 3 Drawer Sideboard from our sideboard collection are exemplary choices, serving as versatile storage space and adding an appealing focal point to your dining room.

Kitchen Functionality

For your kitchen, you need robust units that provide ample storage. The Wilfred 3 Section Kitchen Sideboard or Archie 3 Section Kitchen Sideboard are perfect for storing small appliances, cookbooks, and fine china.

Home Office

For home offices, opt for display units that offer maximum storage. The Oscar 2 Section Kitchen Sideboard and Ted 2 Section Kitchen Sideboard from our sideboard collection both provide ample workspace and storage facilities for your office supplies.

Section 3: Styling Tips and Tricks for Display Units

Now that you have your perfect unit, it's time for you to display your treasures. Here are some tips to arrange things in the most appealing way:

Create Balance

Achieving a sense of balance is key when arranging items. Mix shapes, sizes and add visual weight. Placing the largest items first and spreading them out ensures a balanced look.

Layering is Key

Layer front-to-back to give an added illusion of depth. By combining high and low elements, a dynamic and visually satisfying scene can be created.

Showcase your Personal Style

These spaces are perfect for displaying your collections or even small momento from travels that tell your personal stories. So, make it personal and tell your own unique story.

Repeat Color or Shape

This technique ties in disparate elements together. Using a consistent colour or shape will guide the eye around the vignette and beyond.

Less is More

Remember that sometimes, less is more. Don’t overcrowd it. Leave enough space for everything to breathe, while preventing it from appearing cluttered.

Remember, your display unit from Kiki at Home is more than just functional furniture; it's a canvas showcasing your taste and lifestyle. If you need to browse through some more options, check out our media units or the stylish Ashbury 4 Door Media Unit and Torrington Media Unit.

Spotlight on Favourite Display Units from Kiki at Home

Now that you've mastered the art of choosing and styling your display unit, let's take a closer look at some standout selections from our extensive range of display units. These pieces are not just popular amongst our customers, but they also embody our commitment to quality, style, and versatility.

The Distinguished Classic: Avonwick Display Unit

With its combination of expressive oak grain, metallic finishes and plush olive green tones, our Avonwick Display Unit makes a regal statement. True to classic design principles but adorned with modern touches, it scores high both on looks and utility, perfect for any room setting.

The Modern Minimalist: Sparkwell Open Display

Living up to its "Open Display" name, the Sparkwell unit presents an airy, minimalistic design that prioritizes accessibility and visibility of your prized possessions. With its clean lines, it adds a pleasing simplicity to any contemporary decor.

The Crossover Appeal: Thurlestone 2 Door Cabinet Blue/Grey

The Thurlestone 2 Door Cabinet captures the best of both worlds – traditional craftsmanship and modern functionality. The warm wooden texture paired with a gentle touch of blue or grey creates a unit that exudes warmth and charm while fitting into any setting with ease.

The Dynamic Duo: Wilfred 3 Section Kitchen Sideboard and Archie 3 Section Kitchen Sideboard

Nothing spells versatility like our sideboards. Serving as both display and storage spaces. Both Wilfred and Archie sideboards are sturdy, stylish, and provide ample space. They are the perfect addition to any kitchen or dining space.

The Well-Rounded: Torrington Media Unit

Developed with modern needs in mind, the Torrington Media Unit makes for an organised media centre without compromising on the aesthetics. Its functional design with generous storage makes managing your media equipment a seamless pleasure.

Conclusion: Your Home, Your Style

Choosing the perfect display unit for your home is an essential aspect of home decor. It's an expression of your personal style, a practical storage solution, and a statement piece that ties a room together. It's a choice that deserves careful thought and consideration.

We hope this comprehensive guide has made your decision-making journey more manageable. Remember, it's about more than just filling a space – it's about creating a home that tells your story.

At Kiki at Home, we're dedicated to quality, style, and functionality, and our range of display units exemplify these values. We believe in spaces that inspire, and with our display units, you take one step closer to that dream home!


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