When I first put the shelves up I was a bit intimidated by their very openness. I knew I wanted to use them to add color but I was mindful that I didn't want them to appear cluttered.
I didn't want to put things on them just to fill them up which can be so tempting, so I stared at them empty for a few weeks deciding exactly what I wanted to display. It took me a while to tweak them into a fun place to show off my latest finds and all time favorites.
And now I love them. For me they are the perfect way to incorporate the trend of open shelves without committing to keeping my cupboards completely organized and dust free.
In the gloom of winter the cheery colors remind me of spring and they are perfect to add a bit of seasonal décor to my home as well.
I love the look of entire kitchens with open shelves but for me this has been a great alternative. The best part is that in an hour of dusting and wiping and a run of the dishwasher they are clean as a whistle and ready to be styled again.
Have you embraced the open cupboard trend or do you prefer to keep the world out of your kitchen business?
I'm joining Jen for refresh your room today.