Displaying what’s inside of your kitchen cabinets can be quite terrifying in fact many of us would rather not go in that route. Yes, the mess does exist inside of the cabinets but it kind of feels a bit less when it’s covered behind cabinet doors. Time to embrace what’s behind the closed doors, and consider open shelving.
Open shelving is the latest kitchen trend that is taking over, not only is it chic, and contemporary, but it can really open up a small kitchen. If we have yet to convince you on open shelving, consider one of these chic kitchens to inspire you for your next renovation.
Keep it Simple
Tons of plates or cups stacked up on each other isn’t always the most flattering, particularly if you want to display them in an open shelf, therefore; clear out your stack and keep it at a minimum while only displaying the dishes you love. Force yourself to minimize your set and watch your kitchen expand in size.
Rustic could be Glam
Do not go overboard with your décor instead keep it simple by adding a rustic touch with wood shelving. Even when you have an overboard display of décor having wood shelves will break it down and give you that classic appeal your décor is very much in need of. Additionally, they can help you be more organized without leaving any decorative bits out.
Only a Bit
If having an open shelf concept scares you don’t go all the way and remove all of your cabinets, keep one area of your kitchen classic with traditional cabinets and have a small space with open shelves. Doing so allows you to have the best of both worlds without being too overboard with what you display. Furthermore, this allows you to become more comfortable with your new kitchen addition.
The key to shelving the right way is the color of wood you use; for a lighter, charming edge go for a lighter shade of wood, for a richer touch seek a darker shade of wood. Having light wood shelves bring beauty to a room without taking away from it or making it feel as if it shrunk the room in any kind of way. Remember to keep it simple and cohesive.
If you want a bright kitchen yet aren’t sure about the idea of using mainly white as your focal hue, try a taupe shade. Taupe is one of those shades that works for everything and in every room. Pair your free-standing taupe shelves with a taupe island and cabinets to bring it all together in the simplest form.
Not completely certain about having an all open display? Remove your cabinet doors and paint the inside of your cabinets a fun color. Doing so will brighten your kitchen while still being simple and fun. Keep your dishes a neutral hue to allow your back-drop color to be the main statement of the room no matter what.
If you have a small kitchen and can’t exactly have the cabinetry you would like and deserve, we recommend trying open shelving for all of your needs. It saves space, looks chic and makes you want to display your “nicer dishes.” Consider your open shelves a form of decluttering the kitchen giving the ultimate control over what is displayed and what is at hand exactly where you need it.
Against your Tiles
Open shelving looks absolutely beautiful against tiles, particularly when you’re working with bold tiling. This gives you a chic form of displaying your beautiful tiles instead of hiding them behind thick cabinets. Furthermore, if you’re working with neutral tiles contemplate making the size of your shelves a whole lot bigger. Bigger shelves against a neutral tile display will ensure you have that modern element in your kitchen.
Instead of installing wood shelves, opt for metallic shelving. Having a modern metallic display is perfect in a traditional kitchen that needs that added dose of “something” to come back to life Additionally, metallic bits like silver, gold, rose gold or even brass add a touch of elegance that simply brings the area back to life. There is also the element of unique simplicity that it adds as well.
Bring on the Color
Whether you’re working with a neutral kitchen or a room filled with color adding colorful shelves is the perfect way of bringing a different twist to your décor style. Having colorful shelves brings a distinctive twist that is simple to create while still being authentic to the room. Think of this addition as the contemporary way of being unique but in the less common manner.
Did we convenience you of trying open shelving yet? If so, share with us your ideas below.