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26 Open Shelving Ideas for Your Kitchen

Whether you choose to display your dishes, glassware or artwork, these images will make you want to rip out your cabinets and opt for open shelving.

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Photo: Emily J Followill

Open Shelving Makes Sense in a Contemporary Open Plan Kitchen

White paneled walls make a blank canvas backdrop for this lovely kitchen's crisp black trim and open shelving. Pretty patterned barstools and a rug layer in additional textures.

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Photo: Amy Bartlam. From: Katherine Carter Design.

A Chic and Simple Display

In this just-a-hint-more-formal dining room, a wide country-style table makes up to 10 comfortable. The decor is simple and fun: open shelves display collections of glass bottles, teacups and pretty dishware.

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Photo: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography. From: Brian Patrick Flynn.

Open Lower Storage

Pine that was stained a dark walnut creates the open storage shelves below the counter in the baking center. The shelves resemble a freestanding piece of furniture, with display storage for a bread box, dessert stands, mixing bowls, glass cannisters for flour and sugar and a marble rolling pin. A new window above peeks out to an alluring water view.

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Photo: Urbanology Designs. From: Urbanology Designs.

An Open Shelving Coffee Bar Puts Your Java Passion Front and Center

Open shelving in the midcentury modern living room creates an easily accessible coffee bar for entertaining and display space for showcasing the homeowners' personality.

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