Open shelves in the kitchen has been one of my favorite trends for the past couple of years. If you ask someone if they are a fan of the kitchen shelves, you’ll get you a strong answer—simply put, people love it, or they hate it. I happen to fall in the love category—not only are kitchen shelves practical, but they can be completely gorgeous too. Here’s how you can style open shelves in the kitchen to add a pop of personality into the heart of your home.
Kitchen shelves can highlight a collection
Open shelves are the perfect way to display kitchen-related collections. Love colorful whisks, pretty patterned bowls or vintage canisters? Why hide them in cabinets and drawers when you can show off your goodies with pride! I love how Cassie from Primitive and Proper styled her kitchen shelves in the photo below.
Kitchen shelves draw your eye
Open shelving can also serve the perfect focal point to display fun items that add personality to your kitchen like Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof has in her kitchen below! I love how she can quickly swap out seasonal items and decor in this area to completely change the look should she choose!
Open shelving in the kitchen is actually practical
Open shelving can also be super practical. You can use shelving to house your everyday glassware and dishes—if your shelf is right above your dishwasher like Jess from Bright Green Door, then unloading the dishwasher can happen in a snap!
Kitchen shelves can set the mood
Shelving can also completely transform your entire kitchen and set the tone for the entire space. This kitchen from Justina at The Iungalow showcases how you can make your kitchen totally Bohemian. If that isn’t your style, you can easily make yours reflect whichever style you prefer!
Use kitchen open shelving to showcase art
Kitchen shelving is also the perfect place to add art. I love how Erin from Earnest Home Co. layered in art and a meaningful quote into her beautiful space.
Open kitchen shelving makes it easy to store larger items
If you have some hard to store items, kitchen shelves can be your best friend. Whether it’s bakeware, serving trays or cake stands like the kitchen below from Design Sponge, you are able to have both form and function in your space.
Add an herb wall to your kitchen shelves
We had open shelves in our last kitchen and I loved them! We used ours to create an herb wall as well as store bulk pantry items that we didn’t want cluttering up our countertops.
Kitchen shelves are just plain gorgeous
Finally, I just think open shelves in kitchens are beautiful! I love how the owners of the kitchen below from Better Homes & Gardens enhance their color scheme through their glassware and dishes. The white, blue and green with pops of pink might be one of my favorites of all time! 🙂
So, what do you think? Would you put open shelves in your kitchen? I’m getting excited to add them to our new house-I can’t stop myself! 🙂