By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Hutches. At Monday, November 12th 2018, 09:10:36 AM.
The design of your hutch will need to blend the style of your display items with your home's décor. An ornate hutch would look silly displaying Star Wars themed mugs or glasses in a contemporary styled living room. Hutches can be as simple as a series of drawers under an open shelf display case or as intricate as hand carved ornamentation spreading through the entire piece. You must carefully choose the styles that fit you and your home's space best. Keep the hutch simple, even when ornamental. If you do choose an ornamental hutch try to limit the display to such things as fine china or crystal ware, don't try to place collectibles in an ornate hutch. When choosing a simple hutch, don't try to over flow the space with items to make up for the simple design, allow the basic wood beauty stand alone.
An eclectic collection of dishes: A hutch can also be a great place to tie together a collection of mismatched dishes picked up at estate and garage sales, passed down from family members, or given as gifts. Use a central color scheme to connect the various pieces to one idea. The key is to space items well, so that each individual piece can be admired. Kitchen supplies: Another ideas is the storage of canned goods and other non-perishables. Many of today's products come in old style packaging. Watch for these "anniversary" items, or pick some up from a local merchant or general store. Baking supplies are a great example of this, and can give your room the whimsical feeling of an old-time mercantile. Antiques: Display collections of small kitchen appliances and hand tools you have picked up throughout your searches. In a display like this, each item can become a conversation piece! If you are a collector of brand name vintage advertising, you can attach the signs you have collected to the backboard of a hutch.
Utilitarian in purpose, what better place than the kitchen for a cabinet that displays dishes and glasses, holds silverware, linens, special use utensils and cooking gadgets? Wood always lends warmth to kitchen décor and nothing could be warmer than a stately wooden hutch lining a wall in a kitchen. There are a variety of hutch styles that would complement almost any kitchen design. From modern and contemporary to traditional or even antique finishes, the possibilities are endless. Furniture is an expression of you; a signature of sorts and it should always complement rather than detract. Obviously a huge ostentatious wooden cabinet carelessly stationed in the middle of the floor would be more of an eyesore than an accent, however, a smaller well-crafted cabinet scaled to fit the room can add just the right touch to an otherwise ordinary room.