Open Up Your Kitchen With Open Shelving

January 6, 20161 commentPosted By

We want to expose a trend we’ve seen in kitchens everywhere that we’re particularly fascinated by. And we say “expose” for a reason, because we’re talking about exposed kitchen shelving.

You may gasp at the thought of such a concept, as you are thankful for a solid cabinet’s ability to hide unorganized and stacked mugs, mismatched plastic cups and culinary disorder in general. So to think about exposing such horrors seems unimaginable to you.

But hear us out! This design trend has the potential to look clean, simple and just down-right gorgeous. We’ve seen this trend take form in many design styles, and have been admiring each and every one for quite some time. For one, it forces a homeowner to maintain a certain level of simplicity and order in their dishware and overall kitchen inventory. We also happen to admire the minimalist style it evokes. The exposed structure opens up the space in a kitchen significantly, and is a wonderful solution for otherwise crowded or short-on-square-footage areas within a home.

Open Shelving Design Trends

The other good news about open shelving is that you can utilize alternative storage areas to hide away the less-than-attractive, but necessary kitchen items. We’re talking flashy coffee tumblers and obnoxious blenders. So get creative with the other space, and consider cutting back on your overall inventory if you discover a lot of items you don’t use as much.

If you still need some convincing in this area, take a look at these open shelving looks and maybe you’ll change your mind! We certainly can’t deny the inspirational and persuasive power of these photos. And really, why have beautiful dishware and kitchen accessories if you can’t show them off at all times?!

Open Shelving Design Trends

via Decor Pad // Desire to Inspire

Open Shelving Design Trends

via DeVOL // Homedit

Open Shelving Design Trends

via Studio M

Open Shelving Design Trends

via Oh Joy! // Hello Yellow

Open Shelving Design Trends

via House of Jade Interiors // The Hive

Open Shelving Design Trends

via Better Homes and Garden // Emily Henderson

Open Shelving Design Trends

via Simple Home Design Ideas

Open Shelving Design Trends

via Apartment Therapy

Open Shelving Design Trends

via Red // The Jungalow

Open Shelving Design Trends

via Decoholic

Open Shelving Design Trends

via Apartment Therapy // The Kitchn

Open Shelving Design Trends

via One King’s Lane // Hally’s London

Are you convinced yet?

If so, you might consider making your own open shelving! It looks good in the kitchen, living room, bedroom — well, every room in the home. And the process isn’t as difficult as you might think! We also happen to think it’s more cost-effective than most traditional cabinets. So if you find yourself with some down time now, tackle this immediately. Or save it for a rainy day!

DIY Mounted Open Shelving Unit

HEADER PHOTO COURTESY OF: One Kings Lane


NP Dodge

Read More Posts By

You May Also Like


Leave a Comment

comments powered by Disqus