18 stylish kitchen shelf ideas

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18 stylish kitchen shelf ideas

Aqeelah Bawa-Osman Aqeelah Bawa-Osman
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Your kitchen is a space that you always want tidy. Everything needs to have a specific place to maintain order, but this also means that you need to think about storage in your kitchen design. In this homify feature, we visit 18 kitchens with perfect shelving. It's inspirational enough for you to reconsider that full kitchen revamp, let's take a look at these awesome hints and tips to enhance your modern home with sophisticated style!

1. Wood on the wall

The difference between a cupboard and a shelf in the kitchen, is that cupboards hide away your items and objects, while shelves put them on display. Wooden shelves are no doubt a popular choice.

2. Useful heights

 Kitchen by STUDIO [D] TALE

Peponi House


Kitchen shelves can be adapted to any space, these glass shelves are great for a narrow kitchen that still maintains order.

3. Metal

Plan for vertical heights with this metal shelf.

4. Stainless steel

Stainless steel is a durable and stylish option for your shelving too.

5. Discretion

A petite kitchen shouldn't have over the top fixtures and fittings, so a discreet shelf to keep spices at hand is an amazing option.

6. Part of the furniture

Shelving that fits in with the rest of your decor is key, and this one is painted the same colour as the walls for a seamless effect.

7. Lighting

Incorporate illumination beneath your shelves with modern LED's.

8. Under the counter

You may forget that there is usable storage beneath your counters too.

​9. Creative and colorful

 Kitchen by Johnny Grey
Johnny Grey


Johnny Grey

Be a bit daring and quirky with a bold colour scheme and vibrant shelving to enhance to your kitchen.

10. Niches




Open shelves are fantastic in a modern kitchen, these niches are great for displaying decorative objects.

11. Open plan

 Kitchen by DEULONDER arquitectura domestica
DEULONDER arquitectura domestica

El comedor de la cocina en paralelo del exterior

DEULONDER arquitectura domestica

White shelves highlight modernity in room flooded by lovely natural light.

12. In the island

 Kitchen by Taller de Ensamble SAS
Taller de Ensamble SAS

La modernidad de una cocina en madera

Taller de Ensamble SAS

Shelving extends beyond the kitchen island for less clutter and more organisation. 

13. Rustic

 Kitchen by FGMarquitecto

Detalle de la cocina


Curtains instead of doors are great for a private element to those shelves in your rustic kitchen. 

14. Clean

Modern wooden shelves keep this kitchen clean, tidy and under control.

15. Glass

 Kitchen by DEULONDER arquitectura domestica
DEULONDER arquitectura domestica

Madera para el office, mobiliario lacado en verde para la cocina

DEULONDER arquitectura domestica

Glass doors will add an elegant touch.

16. Everyday crockery

 Kitchen by DEULONDER arquitectura domestica
DEULONDER arquitectura domestica

Puerta corredera en cristal para conectar la cocina al salón-comedor

DEULONDER arquitectura domestica

Your everyday crockery needs practical and efficient shelving design.

17. Built-in

This is ideal for small kitchens.

18. Framed

 Built-in kitchens by ESTUDIO TANGUMA

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