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These 14 Open Shelving Ideas Will Soothe Your Soul


If done right, there is something with open shelves that is so peaceful and aesthetically pleasing. It is no wonder that this look has been trendy for a while and shows no signs of delay. If you want to put this trend into your own home, you are in luck. Below are 14 of the most unique open shelving ideas, plus some tips to make the appearance work. Read them through to find a style that works for you.

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Follow these tips to style open shelves in your own home. Image: Banda Property

How to make open racks

Open shelves might look simple, but it is actually quite difficult to get rid of. With that in mind, we have put together four tips to help you make this look work at home. They are:

  • Make it simple: When it comes to open racks, less is more. Edit your display to perfection so that your shelves do not look too stuffy.
  • Color code: In addition, your shelves must look coherent. Help them to pull together by filling your display with items that fit in a unified color scheme.
  • Vary the height: That said, things can not look too matchy. Vary the height of your items to give your display a sense of dimension.
  • Keep it clean: After you have finished merging, ensure that the screen stays clean and in order. In this case, an item that is not in place may shed the entire look.

View these soothing open shelves ideas.

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bath

Do not miss your chance to place these racks in the bathroom. Although it may seem odd at first, it is an opportunity to exhibit all of the composite bath products for your guests. Image: Joy Street Design

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built-in ins

In the living room, open shelves can act as a more modern look at the built-in shelves. Image: Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design

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closet

By placing this type of rack in your closet, you know at a glance which outfits you have at your disposal. Why waste time on grubbing for clothes when they are within reach? Image: MITERBOX

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angle

If you have a tricky corner in your house that you need to make good use of, you do not have to look any further than to stand up to get the job done. You can use it to save opportunities and goals or to display decor items. Image: Scenario architecture

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decor

Open shelving is the perfect place to display all your decor items. Use the shelves as an opportunity to introduce your sense of personality into space. Image: CAVdesign

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dining

Bring your racks outside the cupboards to the dining room. Such an arrangement serves as an organizational unit for the whole family. Image: Tipfords

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items

What you put on your shelves is just as important as the shelves themselves. Make sure you find items that coordinate. You could match their color, size or shape. Image: Alice Lane Home Collection

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minimal

If you like minimalism, try open shelves that look like this. The feeling that there is hardly any, is very trendy. Image: Moloney Architects

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office

Open shelves fit well with office spaces. Use it to show your login details and any awards. Image: L2 Interiors

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playroom

This kind of racking does not have to be just for adults anymore. Consider using it in a playroom or nursery. Image: Poss Architecture + Planning and Interior Design

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stairs

Lining open shelves up and down your stairs is a trendy way to display art on the wall. See it as an updated version of the gallery wall. Image: Studio 80 Interior Design

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wrap around

If you have the space in your home, consider taking a look at the wrap-around racks. Not only do you have a lot of space to store things, but these racks will become a neat architectural function. Image: ODS architecture

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kitchen-

No modern kitchen is complete without a number of racks that display your dishes. Notice how this style is adapted to the butcher block on the island. Image: Design Shop Interiors

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