Open shelving is one of our favorite features when it comes to kitchen styling. There are few sights more stunning than a set of organized open shelves styled to perfection. Those who fear clutter and dust bunnies might be tempted to steer clear of this trend, but hear us out! Open shelves are for everyone and every style of kitchen. Whether your kitchen leans rustic or toward modern minimalism, this type of shelving can fit perfectly in your home. Get inspired with these 8 Gorgeous Kitchens with Open Shelving.
White Built-In Shelving
This all white kitchen, featuring both glass front cabinets and two discreet open shelves, is absolute perfection. The storage in this space accomplishes a well balanced mix of solid cabinet and glass fronts, and open shelves. One style of shelving seamlessly flows into the next, giving this homeowner the option to showcase favorite pieces while having plenty of hidden storage as well.
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Open shelving isn’t just about having a space to showcase your favorite kitchen accessories, it’s about practical storage. This cottage style kitchen makes the most of its 3 long reclaimed wood shelves, stuffed to the brim with baking goods, spices, dishes, and serve ware.
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Bright Pastel Vignette
This bright white kitchen is an ideal backdrop to floating wood shelves. With the coolest collection of carefully curated kitchen items, from jars and plants to marble and copper accessories, this collection presents as a beautiful vignette. We just can’t stop staring!
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While open shelving is often associated with the bohemian free spirit who embraces a slightly haphazard way of decorating, it is also very much at home in a transitional style home with clean lines and tidy, purposeful decor. Floating shelves look flawless in this sleek kitchen. Minimal ornamentation keeps the aesthetic of this space clean and uncluttered.
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Corner Open Shelves
These meticulously styled white corner shelves are simply flawless. From the multi-tonal sea foam green subway tiles to the matching serve ware, we just can’t get over what a fresh statement this wall of shelving makes. In addition, wrapping the shelving around the corner offers a custom look.
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Small Modern Shelves
Another example of modern shelving in a minimalist kitchen, these floating shelves are the perfect place to store water glasses within reach. The dark shelving is a stunning contrast to the light Carrara marble subway tile backsplash.
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Mint Green Farmhouse Shelving
This farmhouse style kitchen features a hybrid of enclosed cabinet and open shelving. While it is essentially upper cabinets without door fronts, with the beautiful bead board background and highly stylized dish collections, it offers the vibe of open shelving.
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Minimalist Floating Shelf
If you’re interested in the open shelving trend but don’t want to go overboard, consider a single floating shelf. A single shelf can still make quite a design statement, while giving you the space to feature the dishes you find yourself reaching for most often.
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Feeling inspired by these stunning examples of stylish open shelving? Request a Design Consultation with MBS Interiors and see how you can incorporate this functional trend in your kitchen!