How to Style Your Kitchen Shelves

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In the heart of every home lies the kitchen – that special place where we cook up a storm, for day-to-day meals, and host family and friends. Whether you love trying out new recipes, or your kitchen serves as a dining space, styling your shelves perfectly can create a beautiful and functional feature in your home. Let's take a moment to sprinkle a bit of 'you' around the kitchen and style your shelves in a way that reflects your style, while remaining super handy!

Shelving is one of the most useful, and easy to install, additions to your kitchen. Not only do they look stunning, but they can also be perfectly styled to complement your home décor, fitting a variety of interior styles like Scandi, Minimalist, and Farmhouse.

Stylish Storage Ideas for Shelving

Shelves are a dream come true for utilising vertical space and are a great way to maximise space and minimise clutter. Styling farmhouse-inspired shelves brings a cosy charm, showcasing kitchen essentials like cute cups and saucers, fresh flowers, and baking items. Minimalistic shelving offers a touch of elegance and sophistication to your space, displaying your favourite textured vase, storage jars and spices.


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Choose storage solutions that not only showcase your favourite kitchen essentials but also serve a functional purpose. Picking out a beautiful chopping board would complement a rustic-styled kitchen with its natural texture and warmth, and keeping this essential at arm's reach is ideal for when you need to effortlessly slice and dice ingredients for your favourite home-cooked meals. Pick out baskets, jars and containers to organise pantry staples such as pasta, rice, and oats too, keeping them fresh for your next culinary adventure.

Shelving is also the perfect place to keep a collection of glassware, or mugs in easy reach. They’ll look wonderful displayed in your kitchen, and they’re always on hand when a hot drink or a tipple is needed!


Adding Beautiful Finishing Touches

Shelving isn’t all about storage, even though it’s a wonderful choice for that. Embrace this opportunity to personalise your space by adding beautiful finishing touches to your kitchen shelving.

Displaying books, whether cookbooks or just your favourites, is a homely way of adding something new to your shelving. You could stack them in order of colour or size, or why not add a cookbook stand, like this sophisticated matte black one? It’ll display your recipe inspiration proudly until you’re ready to cook up another storm.

For beautiful wooden shelves, a pop of greenery complements their natural hues perfectly. Our collection of planters, vases, and ceramics are ideal for bringing your houseplants to life, or displaying cut flowers! We also love this decorative palm fan to add a touch of chic to shelf styling, with a loop on the back it's easy to hang wherever you like.

From handy food storage to stoneware mugs there are lots of beautiful ways to style your shelves. Having organised food storage and essentials not only streamlines your cooking process but also adds a touch of convenience and efficiency to your kitchen décor. No more rummaging through cluttered cabinets or searching for spices and herbs - everything you need is right where you need it, thanks to this stylish storage solution.

When it comes to styling your kitchen shelves, the possibilities are endless, allowing you to tailor the look to perfectly suit your style and home aesthetic. Those who lean toward Scandi design can incorporate natural materials and light wood. While enthusiasts of rustic charm can embrace beautiful wood accents and earthy accessories. Styling your shelves with your home’s aesthetic in mind adds a personalised touch that enhances both functionality and beauty in your kitchen space.

Sophie, Interior stylist at Funky Chunky Furniture discussing our wood options

Sophie O'Mahony

Sophie is our in-house interior fashion expert, writing our on-trend blogs and curates our ethical accessory collections.

Sophie works with the furniture designers at Funky Chunky Furniture - she has quite a bit of experience creating rustic interior design sets for photo shoots across all rooms in the home.

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