For those in search of farmhouse flair with a touch of country cottage style, there is no other decorative statement better than open shelving. Perfect for displaying gifted dishes and beloved mugs, this innovative and airy concept brings any kitchen a twist of modern allure.

If you’re hoping to ditch the cabinets and add some floating shelves to your cooking corner, here are some inspired ideas:

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A traditional kitchen feels fresh with wall shelves. Perfect for tall stemware and baking canisters, these open cupboards are charming and chic. Teacups, a microwave and plates also perch perfectly on hanging shelves. A hovering wine rack amps up the edginess of the open display concept.

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For this kitchen space, simply removing cabinet doors is the perfect way to achieve the open shelving trend. Pitchers, plates and serving trays go from buried treasures to visual eye candy. A rod of copper pans adds an artful elegance to this cutesy kitchen space.

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Perfect for showcasing an array of dishware, open shelving works for both wall spaces and underneath center islands. Playful and pretty, these open nooks are ideal for vases, teapots and even appliances. While it may be daunting, these shelves look sleek with similar style dish colors and patterns; this concept might not work with those who have an affinity for a certain Garfield mug or a Princess Leia collector cup.

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Undoubtedly practical, open shelves offer a landing spot for dishes and drink ware but they can also be used for décor. Shiny silver trays, framed photos and even candles can be added to open ledges. Minimalists will enjoy the simplicity of only a few dishes on display at one time.

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For those seeking to disguise their collection of miscellaneous tableware, a cabinet and open shelf combo work exceptionally well. Open shelves provide a spot for cookbooks, bread makers and baskets, while closed cabinets keep dishes free from splatters and spills. A contemporary kitchen benefits from both open and closed shelving options.

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