Open Shelving Is the Trick to Making a Space Your Own

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Say hello to this delightful kitchen shared by Inside Out, because it definitely deserves a warm welcome. Open shelving sets the tone for the uplifting space, which allows a color palette of blues, grays, and whites to pop against a warm wood backdrop. Meanwhile, hardware-free cabinetry runs between those open shelves to keep the look clean rather than chaotic, and their white shade complements the pops of muted gray that drift from the kitchen into the living room. And then there's the wide range of textures — from the natural wood stools and cozy area rug to the pompom pillow and tassel throw — that provide a dose of weight and character. Finally, the small but significant detail of a black industrial faucet adds just the slightest edge to this otherwise airy design. Given that laundry list of furnishings, it may seem tough to recreate it for yourself. But here's the beauty of it all: open shelving is the perfect invitation to make a room your own.

Bring this look home with these pieces:

Round white throw pillow with pom poms
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Kelly Weimert

Kelly Weimert

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.