Hello and welcome to our Décor Outline of open shelving ideas for kitchens. Below you will find a summary of the benefits, main options, and some design ideas we handpicked for you along with beautiful photos. Enjoy!
What are the benefits of having open shelves for kitchens?
- Beautiful & functional – provides an opportunity to display and conveniently access your treasured dinnerware collection
- Space saving – provides additional storage without taking up floor space
- Budget-friendly – many affordable beautiful shelving options to choose from
What are the main options for open shelves?
- Material: wood (natural, reclaimed, distressed, painted, varnished), metal (stainless steel, brushed, powder coated)
- Style: floating, built-in, box, counter, multi-level, corner
- Accents: carved wood, crown molding, brackets, hanging pot rack/baskets, under-shelf lighting
What follows are beautiful photos of open shelves in kitchens, along with design ideas we thought may be of interest to you. Enjoy and happy home decorating!
1. Reclaimed Barnwood
Points of Interest ● two reclaimed barnwood open shelves on each side of window ● soapstone countertops with square running bond backsplash ● large porcelain sink with double drainboard ● two striped window valances
2. Distressed Wood
Points of Interest ● distressed wooden open shelves with mint green beadboard rear wall ● Carrara marble countertop with apron-front sink ● glass pedestal fruit plate ● muted off-white base cabinets with subtle green-grayish hues
3. Shelves & Brackets
Points of Interest ● white painted wooden open shelves with matching brackets and countertop shelves ● white marble island countertop with undermount sink ● patterned fabric Roman shades ● zinc range hood ● hexagonal mosaic tile floor
4. Pipe Bracket
Points of Interest ● reclaimed wooden open shelves with galvanized industrial pipe brackets ● white ceramic subway tile backsplash ● reclaimed wood planked wall ● light gray cabinets with oil-rubbed bronze cup pulls
5. Stainless Steel
Points of Interest ● stainless steel open shelves on stacked stone wall with tiered middle shelf ● stainless steel countertop with integrated apron-front sink ● reeded glass dinnerware ● baby blue under sink cabinet
6. Reclaimed Wood
Points of Interest ● reclaimed wooden open shelves with white painted slim wrought iron brackets ● rustic wood planked bar base ● birdcage pendant light over sink ● sisal rope-covered pipe ● black and white patterned flooring
7. Tall Counter Shelves
Points of Interest ● two 5-level black steel open shelves on marble countertop ● industrial pipe lighting over island ● four metal bar stools ● white porcelain tiled wall in square running bond pattern ● black and white marble diamond flooring