Open Kitchen Shelving

tips for styling open kitchen shelving

Last week I updated the shelves above our kitchen sink after finally taking down the last of our Christmas decorations. It wasn’t an easy task for me. Since moving into our home, I’ve been collecting images of open shelving and studying them for inspiration. I can’t recreate any one specific image, so my approach has been to figure out what I like about each display and try to model it with my own belongings, in the context of my own home.

Here are a few tips I’ve found to work for me:

tips for styling open kitchen shelving

Image sources: 1 Neutral Palette / 2 Height + Texture / 3 Simple / 4 Repetition

Update: I recently updated our kitchen shelves to include more space for storing pantry items. Check out this post for details along with a DIY project for creating etched labels on glass storage containers.