We've all had that spot in our homes where we think, "If only I could store something there." Luckily, there's an easy solution to those wasted corners and blank stretches of wall: open shelving. These adaptable home accents add practical beauty and, unlike some decor items, work well in many spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms. Check out our tips for using open wall shelves in every room of your home.
Most living or dining spaces need storage that's decorative as well as functional. Open shelves work well in the following spots:
Look closely at your cooking, prep, and eating spaces and you're bound to see unused areas that could add to the function and charm of your kitchen. Think about:
Front-free storage in the bathroom can help to seek out little nooks and crannies for extra storage in what are sometimes space-challenged rooms. Try the following ideas for bathroom open shelving:
Home offices are filled with papers, books, and electronics that need storage. Keeping everything out in the open helps it all stay organized and on track. Set yourself up for success by installing open shelving in one of these spots:
Freshen up your refreshments station with open shelving for your glasses, shakers, and beverages. The new setup will have your average bar cart looking like a swanky cocktail corner. Try one of these open shelving ideas for home bars:
Your bedroom is the most personal space in your home, so it makes sense to have personalized storage for your belongings. The best way to show off your favorite pictures, mementos, or books is with open shelving. Here are our favorite ways to incorporate them into your bedroom: