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How to Style Your Open Shelving Like a Pro

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Open shelving is a great way to add style and personality to your kitchen, but it can be tricky to know how to style it so that it looks its best. Here are a few tips how to style your open shelving like a pro!


Have A Plan

Before you start adding anything to your shelves, take some time to think about what you want to display. Do you want to show off your favourite dishes? Display your collection of cookbooks? Or maybe you just want to add some greenery to brighten up the space. Once you know what you want to display, you can start to plan the layout of your shelves.


Use A Variety Of Items

Don’t just fill your shelves with cookbooks or dishes. Mix things up by adding a variety of items, such as plants, candles, framed photos, or even small sculptures. This will help to create a more interesting and visually appealing display.


Consider Scale

When choosing items to display on your shelves, make sure to pay attention to scale. You don’t want everything to be the same size, or your shelves will look boring. Instead, mix in a variety of sizes and shapes to create a more dynamic look.



There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to styling open shelving. The best way to find the look that’s right for you is to experiment. Try different arrangements and see what you like best.


Keep It Clutter-Free

The key to styling open shelving like a pro is to keep it clean and clutter-free. Don’t overload your shelves with too many items, or they’ll start to look messy. Instead, focus on displaying a few carefully curated items that will make a statement.


Here are a few additional tips for styling your open shelving:

  • Use baskets and boxes to hide clutter and create a more organised look.
  • Add a touch of personality with artwork, photos, or other decorative items.
  • Use lighting to highlight your displays.
  • Change up your displays seasonally to keep things fresh.


With a little planning and effort, you can easily style your open shelving like a pro. Get creative and have fun with it!


If your kitchen could do with a renovation that includes open shelving, contact one of our design consultants at Easylife Kitchens Tygervalley – Durbanville today: https://easylife-tygervalley.co.za/contact-us/  


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