Never One to Turn Away a Styling Moment…
My interior design must-have is the pairing of function and style. There are so many ways you can do this and the kitchen is the number one room where you can really flex your muscles. The kitchen is a very functional room and if you don’t consider the design element, it can become quite clinical. One of my favourite areas to style are glass cabinets. It’s truly a moment that screams for some design. You work hard to buy those gorgeous pieces, they should be put out on show to the public. This is something that can be styled on a weekend, a fun project that can completely change up your space.
So if you need a little styling project, here are my top tips on how to style glass cabinets.
Break into Sections.
When it comes to how to style glass shelves, the first thing you need to do is to start creating groups of objects. With glass cabinets, it all depends on the number of doors. If there’s one door, I will look to do groupings of two to three clusters, ideally three, because odds always look better.
With two doors, like my pantry cabinet, I will do two clusters, one on each side of the doors. Ideally, when it comes to styling, you want it to feel collected but also cohesive and put together.
Use Your Cookbooks.
Much like my beloved coffee table books, cookbooks are great for glass cabinets because they meet form and function. I love to have them out for people to see, they show off our tastes and cuisines that we love. I like to stack them together under smaller objects or lean them within the cabinet. Large, decorative books are great for creating height and visual interest.
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Get Stacking with Your Plates.
When it comes to your plates, no need to get fancy. Just get stacking. Pile them up high. Within our glass cabinets, I like to display our fancier plates, those I only get out on special occasions. These are the same for platters, I love having them out for people to see.
Something that I also like to have out is a cake stand. These can be stand-alone pieces, either by themselves or on top of some cookbooks. No need to put anything else on top of it.
Stack Some Artworks.
I love displaying some artwork in unusual places. This is one of my fun tips on how to style glass cabinets. A small piece of artwork, framed or unframed, stacked behind plates or books, looks great. It adds some interests without taking away from the overall function of the kitchen.
Decorate with Your Food.
One of my favourite things to do is to use food as part of my interior styling. It’s one of the things everyone comments on when I post this cabinet on my Instagram Stories. I have a couple of practical jars filled with pantry ingredients, along with a decorative jar filled with popcorn. Food can be a way to add interest and texture, as well as being practical.