Time for a Kitchen Re-Design

When it comes to kitchen décor, floating shelves have quickly become the newest and hottest kitchen design trend. It seems everyone is looking to modernize their kitchen with a lighter and brighter floating shelf. Even Google says so! In one year, Google has seen a huge uptick in the number of people searching for ways to style a floating shelf in their kitchen. Frankly, we’re not surprised.

Over here, we’re shelf aficionados. We love helping people elevate the design of their home by showcasing the things they love. This is exactly why we got in the business of offering stylish and formaldehyde-free fixtures for your home. 

Don’t feel like you need to scour the web for kitchen design ideas. We brainstormed a few of our own so you can put these sleek and stylish storage units to use in your own kitchen.  

1. Lighten up. 

Shelves aren’t just for looking pretty—their functionality means they’re meant for storage. Using an open-concept floating shelf means you can do away with bulky and heavy upper enclosed cabinets. A floating shelf is a perfect way to lighten up the look and feel of your kitchen. 

2. Don’t cram.

Your kitchen won’t look light and airy if you cram too many things on one shelf. Leave a little space for everything to breathe. 

3. Add some intrigue.

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Floating shelves give you a chance to stay consistent with your room theme or switch it up. For those of you who want to take a little design risk from your monochromatic kitchen, add in splashes of color. Dressing up your kitchen with colorful objects keeps the atmosphere fun and inviting. Another style trick? Use varying textures, shapes, and patterns to play off one another.  

4. Keep the special things close.

Kitchens don’t have to be devoid of the things you love. Bring in some of your safeguarded treasures and mementos from other areas around your house and add them to the shelf.  

5. Store your spices. 

Is your family hooked on Italian seasoning like thyme, oregano, and garlic? Do you always wish your Himalayan sea salt was right by your side when you’re standing at the stove? Finally! A way to uniformly store your spices and keep your favorites all within reach. Spices on a floating shelf look appealing, while also being quite functional. 

6. Make space on your countertops. 

If you’re someone who likes to keep the kitchen countertops clear, a floating shelf is the best way to store what you want...only higher up. Depending on how high you hang your shelf, you can even add additional accouterments on your shelf, like a simple hook on the bottom shelf to hang your apron. 

7. Keep the cleaning easy.

Enclosed cabinets aren’t the easiest to wipe out which is why most people rarely clean them. Floating shelves are super easy to clean, and we recommend using a damp cloth on our real wood shelves to keep the dust at bay. 

Enjoy putting these easy kitchen design strategies to use. If we missed any, share what yours are with us in a photo on Facebook or Instagram using #ashbymyway.

We’d love to see how you’re styling your floating shelf!

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