It was about a decade ago that modern kitchen open shelving began to take its place front and center. I, certainly, took note of it and loved the casual and layered look of open shelving. I have created open shelves in both our current home and our previous home and today I’m going to share some tips for kitchen open shelving.
So many people are hesitant about open shelving in their kitchens because they are worried about how to decorate them. Everything is out in the open and there aren’t cabinet doors to hide clutter. I’m here to share why having open shelving in the kitchen is one of my favorite design elements.
Open shelving is, actually, not a new concept. It has changed forms and fashions, but it’s been around for decades. In the early 20th century, open shelving took the form of hanging pot racks in a kitchen. By the midcentury, you saw a more modern hanging shelf showing up in some homes.
-Cost Effective -Opens the Space up -Adds Texture and Interest -Easy Access -Customizable -Trendy for a Fraction of the Cost
Add some height to the back of the shelf by adding in a piece of artwork or tall glass vase/bottle. Plants are a great add-in on open shelves. Metals are another element that you can easily add for texture.