kitchen decor

8 Tips for Styling  Open Kitchen Shelving  Like a Pro

Styling open kitchen shelving can be a difficult & time consuming task to achieve balanced, visually appealing shelves. These tips & tricks will save you time & frustration when it comes to styling shelves in the kitchen.

Here are my 8 simple shelf styling tips:

The basics of shelf styling:

-Combine old and new objects. -Use items of varying heights. -Add layers to create depth. -Stick to a color palette. -Add natural elements. -Mix materials. 

Shelf Styling Tips:

1. Find Anchor Pieces

Anchors are items that first catch your eye, they are usually the largest objects, and they help to create balance on the shelf.

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2. Keep to a Color Scheme

No matter  your personal preference, stick to a color scheme to keep your shelves looking neat and cohesive.

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3. Create Depth &  Add Height

Create depth on a shelf by layering pieces together. Include items of varying heights on a shelf.

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4. Mix Materials

Add materials that compliment one another on open kitchen shelving. Wood, glass, metal, linens are just a few examples.

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5. Use Groups of Odd Numbers

It is scientifically proven that our eyes are drawn to groups of odd numbers!

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6. Decorate With Natural Elements

Natural elements are super simple way to add texture and visual interest to open kitchen shelving.

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7. Make it Cozy

Create cozy kitchen shelving by adding new and vintage pieces to the shelves as well as decorating with pieces that are special to your family.

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8. Step Back & Take a Break

If you feel frustrated styling your shelves step back & take break. This will allow you to clear your mind & come back to your shelf with a fresh outlook.

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Hi, I'm Heidi!

I believe that if you fill your home with things you love, love will fill your home.