15 Gorgeous Kitchen Shelf Ideas

Open shelving in kitchens has become quite the norm in North America these past few years; perhaps due to the accessibility to European design through magazines and blogs.  As I collect more and more images of kitchens for inspiration – I’m almost certain shelving is the route we’ll be taking.  Shelving not only can be more affordable, they’re also so easy to change up, just by way of material used and what you put on them.  You can totally change the way your kitchen looks in a matter minutes by switching up the dishes you place on them. Redecorate when you can’t renovate! Above kitchen from interior designers Nexus (via Desire to Inspire). Click below to see more!

  • High Open Shelving 1 of 9
    High Open Shelving
    This custom shelving made from reclaimed architectural planks goes perfect with the iron brackets.
  • Wooden Crates 2 of 9
    Wooden Crates
    Wooden crates placed off center creates interest to a small kitchen.
    Phto by Petra Bindel with
  • Stainless Steel with Wooden Bowls 3 of 9
    Stainless Steel with Wooden Bowls
    Two elements, wood and steel meet to create a cosy space.
    From Domino Magazine via Pinterest.
  • A Kitchen Cart 4 of 9
    A Kitchen Cart
    Kitchenware is displayed in a kitchen cart for an alternative shelving idea.
    From Smile and Wave.
  • Black and White 5 of 9
    Black and White
    Black and white is always right. You can never go wrong with this combo.
    Styling: Femke Pastijn - Kristel de Jong | Photo: Sjoerd Eickmans from
  • Tile and Wood 6 of 9
    Tile and Wood
    Subway tile and wood combine to create a cosy cottage kitchen.
    From (Emily Johnston Anderson for Rue Magazine.).
  • Cafeteria Tray Shelving 7 of 9
    Cafeteria Tray Shelving
    A cafeteria tray takes on a new life in a home as an alternative to shelving.
    Image from VT wonen via
  • Beautiful Wood Cabinetry 8 of 9
    Beautiful Wood Cabinetry
    Gorgeous wood cabinetry is the star of this little kitchen nook.
  • Clever Colorful Storage 9 of 9
    Clever Colorful Storage
    I've always loved this photo of colorful bowls from Martha Stewart Living's design director James Dunlinson and his partner, Alistair Turnball.

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Jan is the co-founder of Poppytalk, a blog about the beautiful, the decayed and the handmade and Poppytalk Handmade, an online curated marketplace. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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