I’m really into open shelves in the kitchen right now. They look airy and gorgeous, and obviously I would love to have some in my own kitchen. But there are somethings you want to keep in consideration if you want to try this at your home.
Design by Smith Hanes Studio.
The right distance
Not to far, not to close. I believe the shelves look better when they are between 12 and 17 inches apart from one another. It’s very important to adjust them to the height of your kitchen and to the items you want to display in them. I love this design from Smith Hanes (image above) because in the same space they use a different number of shelves, and still everything looks balanced and functional.
Design by Prairie Home Styling
Open shelving, not open clutter
If you want to attempt this, keep in mind that the more stuff you have there, the more cluttered the kitchen will look. If you are not sure you can pull it off, or if you will even like it, start by removing the doors of your cabinets. See if you like the open look first, and then make the decision. This just might be the right incentive to get rid of the things you don’t need, and keep everything to the necessary.
Design by Studio Mcgee
Mix functional with decorative
Having open shelves, you will obviously want them to look pretty. Make sure you throw some decorative items with the other functional ones. Also, keep the objects you use the most in the bottom shelf, and the ones you don’t need as often at the top. The image above shows us how Studio Mcgee made it just right.
All this beautiful images make me crave this look even more! What do you think?
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Happy monday, and wish you all the best week!!