Open shelves fit seamlessly into all sorts of kitchens. From nostalgic country kitchens (like the one shown above) to modern farmhouse beauties or chic contemporary cooking spaces, open shelving can be just right for your home’s design style today.
Thick chunky reclaimed wood shelves are gorgeous atop wrought iron brackets. On either side of the sink (especially one with window) open shelving is both practical and beautiful.
Open shelves merge with traditional cabinets with doors offer extra storage and a place to display your treasured serving pieces.
How clever are these open shelves installed below kitchen cabinets. Large black iron corbels almost steal the show in this chef’s kitchen.
A wider view of the kitchen in the second image above shows how open shelves offer the opportunity to mix dishes and decorative elements like baskets and greenery.
An appealing palette of white on white is seen in this kitchen with open painted shelves supported by white iron corbels. Don’t the delicate swirled brackets and the white tiled backsplash mix beautifully?
Stained wood shelves supported by black wrought iron brackets ofter lots of space to display antique boxes and other containers. It’s a great look, don’t you think?
Of course, there a times when open shelves with not brackets are appropriate. One of the few times when no corbels are needed is seen above. Large matching glass jars completely fill these shelves from top to bottom demanding that the shelves be attached directly to the wall.
We think this modern kitchen simply begs for open shelving. Copper pots and pans are perfect when hung underneath the shelf above the stainless steel range. The thing we love most about these open shelves is that they can fit into such a wide variety of kitchens, from old farmhouse styles to modern kitchen designs. They’re as beautiful as they are practical.
Are you a big fan of open shelves in the kitchen?
Image Sources: EclecticallyVintage.com; BHG.com; EllaClaireInspired; UnexpectedElegance.com; TheHouseDiaries.com; AtHomeWithTheBarkers.com; WorldOfWanderlust.com.