Open Shelving Ideas for the Kitchen

No doubt about it, I’m a huge fan of open shelving in the kitchen.  I find I actually keep my open shelves more tidy than my closed cabinets, which is a good thing! Today I’m sharing open shelving ideas over at Live Creatively Inspired … but before you hop on over there, I thought I’d share open shelving ideas here on my blog, too.  Most of the photos come from Houzz, which lets you embed photos that people have shared. How cool is that? Just click on the photo to go to the photo’s location at Houzz.

I’m kind of crushing on this color green that covers the floor-to-ceiling open shelving unit!

Farmhouse Kitchen

I’m also a huge fan of wood with white paint … and this open shelving unit is unique and pretty.

Farmhouse Kitchen by South Burlington Design-Build Firms Peregrine Design Build


A pretty way to store useful items on open shelving is to use glass canisters or wire baskets.

Beach Style Kitchen by Sarasota Interior Designers & Decorators Tracey Rapisardi Design


I absolutely adore the rustic simplicity of this cottage kitchen! Sigh.

Traditional Kitchen by St. John’s General Contractors CapeRace Cultural Adventures

How about open shelving for the lower level? I couldn’t do this in my house. The kitties would have a field day with the stuff and would keep knocking it off the shelf so they could sit in there. Sometimes the cats are worse than kids!

Traditional Laundry Room by Millbrook Architects & Designers Crisp Architects

Here’s some of the open shelving in my kitchen

Open-Shelving-in-Farmhouse-KitchenNow head on over to Live Creatively Inspired for even more open shelving ideas in the kitchen!

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  1. Pretty ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love open shelves too. Yours are so pretty. These are some great inspiration ideas. Thanks for sharing Jennifer.

  3. Thank you for the ideas for my open shelves in my kitchen. They’re in an odd place, but I am slowly getting great ideas such as these, for making them work!

  4. Thanks for the always beautifully inspired ideas, Jennifer!

  5. I love love love open shelving. My stuff stays tidier and more under control when it’s out in the open.

  6. Oh so pretty! I think I want to add more glass to mine. I love the one with the wire baskets. And your kitchen of course is beautiful!

  7. Hi Jennifer,

    Yes, I love this look too. So open and airy and you can see everything you have. Nice roundup.

    Have a great day,


  8. I love open shelving and yours is one of my very favs! Your home is just so lovely!

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