Open. Open EVERYTHING! That’s one of the biggest design trends in the last few years that is different from years past where everything had it’s own confined space. Open shelving is one of the easy ways to modernize your home and open things up. Some people go to the extreme of even having no cabinets in their kitchen and just have their serve ware on open shelving. We aren’t that extreme, but we’ve actually done five types of DIY open shelving that you can do too to open up your home!
Five Types of DIY Open Shelving
- Floating Shelves – open shelving doesn’t always have to show the braces that you use to support the shelves. Try making floating shelves that hide the support inside the box that is the floating shelf.
- Rope Shelves – install dock cleats into your wall and hang shelves supported by rope from the cleats. These shelves are entirely open and hang beautifully for a coastal vibe.
- Island Cabinet – build a box or transform a cabinet into open shelving and add it on to the end of your kitchen island. Now you have quick access to your essential cookbooks!
- Open Medicine Cabinet – tear out that ugly plastic mirror medicine cabinet and build a custom open shelving insert to pop in the hole in your bathroom wall that will add a cool spot for decor.
- Quarter Round Trio – these shelves are DIY install, but purchased ready to install. We loved these quarter round shelves to go off the end of our cabinets in our kitchen.
Adding one of these five types of DIY open shelving to your space will easily and instantly make your room feel lighter, brighter and bigger and wishing you had done it sooner.