Guys, you don’t even know. These shelves have been in a state of half-done-ness for oh, I dunno…maybe a year?? I’m so excited to finally be able to take pictures of them for you.
First off, I do want to admit that I wasn’t positive I’d love the function of open shelving but I loved the look enough to go ahead with it anyway. I’m so happy to report that I love every aspect of them! That being said, I only have stuff on them that we use literally every day, so things are getting washed constantly and don’t have a chance to collect dust. I think I’d feel differently about our open shelves if they were styled for looks, not practicality.
Secondly, I learned a couple of things about how to make them look nice.
- I think it’s important to stick with a color palette. Stacks of white plates look best, in my opinion, with pops of color on other things like mixing bowls or glasses.
- It’s a good idea to repeat colors on the shelves. For instance, I have blue bowls on top, and blue glasses on the bottom and white plates scattered evenly. One thing that kinda bugs me is the orange juice glasses on the left side. I love the glasses, but feel like the orange needs to be balanced elsewhere.
- Adding texture always makes things more interesting. This is easily achieved with a basket or two.
- A couple of decorative elements break up the monotony of the dishes. I added some DIY kitchen art, a little owl cup, and an antique kitchen scale.
Here are some more pics:
Some More Kitchen Projects