Activate the space in front of a window as bonus storage. Mount shelves in front of the window by either anchoring them in to the wall or along the sides of upper cabinets. This handy solution can also block a not-so-great outside view while allowing light to come in from the window Kitchens Window, Kitchens Decor, Kitchens Shelves, Open Shelves, Decor Ideas, Window Shelves, Small Kitchens, Kitchens Ideas, Kitchen Windows
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Lively and Livable One of the kitchen's two islands provides seating for eating and chatting with the chef. A glossy ceiling, although white like the cabinets and backsplash below, adds contrast thanks to its reflective finish. Martina says: Having the chairs almost the same height and color as the counter top, visually unclutters the kitchen.
I've always loved this kitchen. The open kitchen shelves, perfect styling and great colors are a lovely touch. I love, love, love the mini grey subway tiles.
Boost Kitchen Storage- Whether your kitchen is large or small, ample storage is always a selling point. Take advantage of unclaimed wall or corner space with open shelves to keep dishes, spices, and cookware within easy reach. Embellish plain shelves with decorative brackets to add personality. If you frequently entertain, consider mounting a wine rack next to cabinetry.
Find the Bright Side...Don't let the inside of a wood-stained bookcase or hutch keep beautiful display pieces in the dark. Show off the contents and lighten the decorative mood of the entire room by painting the shelves' interior backing a lively color. Add even more personality by wallpapering the inside with a fun pattern.