5 Reasons to Use Open Shelving in Your Home

Open Shelving is arguably one of the biggest trends in home design right now and we are here for it! Whether it’s a wall of open shelving or just a singular in-built shelf, people are incorporating open shelving all over their home. Here are the five key reasons why we think you should incorporate it into your home design..

1. Extra Storage

Open shelving is a great way to create extra storage without taking up too much space! Ideally everyone wants a variety of storage options in their home, whether its eye-level shelving for glassware, lower-level shelves in the bathroom for extra towels or even in-built shelves for your more decorative items, let’s be real, you can never have enough storage! Open shelving will also force you to be more thoughtful with your items and eliminate unnecessary clutter, creating a more relaxed atmosphere in your home.

2. Colour and Texture

Everyone needs a mix of colour and texture in their home and dressing up your open shelves is the perfect way to integrate it! Some of the ways you can do this is by adding items like indoor plants, artwork and other colourful treasures that would otherwise clutter your bench space or simply be overlooked all together. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to create a variation of heights, so your eye is drawn across the entire shelf creating more visual interest.

3. Open Your Space

As an alternative to closed cupboards, open shelves will help maximise the sense of openness and space in your home, making your everyday essentials so much easier to locate and access. Open shelves can also be incorporated as an addition to your other cupboards to maximise storage without impacting on the overall look, feel and size of your home.

4. Shows Personality

Aside from the extra space and practical benefits, open shelving will also help showcase your style and personality in your home. Display some of your more treasured pieces like the beautiful antique item that was handed down through your family, a set of champagne flutes you were gifted on your wedding day or that special piece of art you spent way too much money on.. with an open-shelf system, the opportunities are endless!

5. Accessibility

The key to open shelving is to keep it a little bit functional and a little bit fun! Showcasing the insides of your cupboards may feel daunting, but when done correctly, open shelving is an extremely effective storage solution. Open shelving will help create easy access to all your belongings, eliminating the need to rummage through the depths of your cupboards to find that one fancy serving bowl that you were gifted for Christmas 3 years ago and never used!