Design Trends: Open Shelving

It used to be the storage was all about “closed”…in a drawer, in a bin, in a cabinet, behind a closed door…out of sight, out of mind. These days, storage has been upgraded to an art form.

Open shelving works well across all parts of the house, even in places you wouldn’t think it would, like the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room. The key is cohesiveness. So whether you use matching baskets to corral all your odds and ends, pick a similar color palette and textures for your dishware, or go streamlined and matching white and clear on your glasses, open shelving is something anyone can incorporate into their home.

As you can see, you can use your storage spaces to make your home look minimalist and streamlined, inject a bit of color, or even show off your best and most eclectic wares. Whatever your home design style and the needs of your family, you can make open shelving work for you. Plus, it’s easy to install around your home, making better use of your space whether you’ve got a 1,000 sq ft cottage or 3,000+ family home.

All images via Pinterest.

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