7 shelves that put cabinets out of business
A simple and stylish alternative to bulky, space-grabbing shelves.
Published Sep 4, 2015 5:00 AM
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An understated solution that will elevate your kitchen space.
An easily accessible spice rack is a must for home cooks. A set of floating shelves adjacent to the stove, help keep essentials at hand.
A seamless transition in an all-white space, where shelves and their contents become an extension of the decor.
A free-hanging shelf, conveniently nestled between the stove and dining counterspace, becomes the ideal point of contact between two high-traffic areas.
Here’s what you need to know about styling kitchen shelves.
shades of gray
Elevate the depth of a space by combining similar elements with subtle color variations. Add character by pairing bold textures with soft lines and delicate dishware.
When it comes to small spaces, it’s all about making the most of every available square inch. A brightly painted set of floating shelves can hold just the same (if not more!) amount of items as a standard cabinet.
light and airy
In an open kitchen format, bulky cabinets can take away from the personality of the space. Opt for a hanging pot rack for storing cookware, keeping them accessible and visually appealing.
A look at a few of our favorite kitchens .
subtle tones and smooth lines
Soft blue accents elevate the clean-cut aesthetic of this light-filled space. With a marble surface that extends beyond the countertops, elegant floating shelves contribute to the continuous flow of the space.