Open shelving is an awesome custom look to any kitchen. The best part about them is how large the extra space makes the kitchen feel. Open shelves work best, in my opinion, in more transitional kitchens. The airy-ness is gorgeous, but there is a down side! It’s hard to decide what to store, and how to keep the space always looking tidy. Here are the items we think work best on open shelving.
The best things about morning people, is that we are usually creatures of habit. Use the same mug for coffee, same bowl for cereal etc. Morning essentials are perfect for open shelving. Once done with your favorite mug and bowl, just wash, dry, and set back to their spots, beautifully displayed on the shelf, ready for tomorrow.
The best part about placing items that are used daily, is the lack of dust. Dust build up is a common issue on open shelves, and frequently used items won’t have the chance to get dusty.
Whether it be water, wine, beer, or martini glasses, the see-though glass is beautiful on open shelves. It adds to the airy vibe even more. Storing glassware upside down prevents any dust and you always have glasses ready for guests!
Storage jars and canisters.
Baking goods such as sugar and flower or breakfast goods like oats and cereal are both great options! Canisters and jars give a great option to add colors and textures to a kitchen. Whether you’re into patterns, seeing your items, or colors, there is a canister out there that will look great on your shelves.
No matter what you choose to store on your beautiful shelves, there are a few tricks to make pinterest worthy. Once you’ve decided your items, try mixing heights. Taller glasses, low bowls, and maybe a cutting board standing upright will create interesting visual appeal. Another tip is to mix materials. Having glass, ceramic, and wood spread strategically will give you that “staged” look with every day function!