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How to: Kitchen Shelf Styling

Open shelving is a great way to express you style. It allows you to display functional and non functional items within your kitchen space. Today I’m sharing 5 tips on how to make this space your own. 

1. START WITH A BLANK SLATE 

 This may seem like an easy task but some like to keep items they cherish. Starting with a clean canvas will let your mind flow.  It will allow you to see areas you might not have before. So step one blank slate. 

2. FUNCTIONAL- DECORATIVE OR BOTH?

Depending on your storage and space within your kitchen you might only be able to use functional items with a splash of something decorative. Typically, a good balance is a blend of both. You want this space to have items you will use daily but that you also cherish and want to be shown. Go thru your kitchen items and pull things you use frequently and that are beautiful to you. 

SOME OF MY FAVORITE ITEMS TO HAVE ON OPEN SHELVES 

• Plants either faux or real (they bring life to any space) 

• Bowls 

• Plates

• Mugs

• Vintages Pièces 

• Mason jars 

• Amber bottles 

• Utensils

• Canisters 

• Cutting board 

•Candles 

3. FIND THE BALANCE AND LAYER

When decorating shelves you want to make sure you have a good balance and blend of items. You don’t want to overcrowd or have to much weight on one side. Placing larger items before smaller items will help with balance. Layering is also important. Stacking bowls on top of plates or placing a delicious candle on top of a book or plate for height is also super fun. Placing items in front of one other to give a good balance helps too. Be creative and keep trying or moving items around if it doesn’t feel right. 

4. SURROUND THE FOUNDATION

Once you have a good foundation start adding in the things you love. The yummy candle you love to light each day- add it on top of a plate, a book or a piece of wood. Place your faux or real plants at the ends of the shelves to allow them to pop out. This will help with adding some additional color. Add in any utensils into ironstone pieces and add unique pieces like: a scale, mason jars or amber bottles. Timeless pieces always make a statement. 

5. PERSONALIZE AND DON’T GIVE UP

One thing I’ve learn in making a space happy is how you add your our sparkle. If you aren’t please with something try again. Not one space will be completely just right the first time and that’s perfectly fine. Remember it’s okay to try try again. This is what makes us step out and try new things. Also, be sure to add in pieces you love. By doing this your heart will be full and you’ll being to love this space even more. 

Thanks for stopping bye friends!! Love y’all mucho. 

XOXO - Rosana