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How to Style Open Storage Spaces


Article by Hayley Hyer

Photography by Nonagon Style

If you have a lot of items that you love but not a ton of counter space or tables, open shelving is probably a great option for you. This is a fun way to store things while also getting to see them all of the time. You can build shelves and hooks onto any open wall you have and make it as artsy and unique or as geometric and organized as you want it. How to Style Good Looking Open Storage Spaces from Nonagon Style is a perfect guide to help you get started.

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Select Only Beautiful + Useful Items

It seems like an obvious point to make but if you want your space to look beautiful, only use beautiful objects.

I grew up with the William Morris adage that you should fill your home only with items you know to be useful, and believe to be beautiful. It’s a great way to cut through to the essential items in your home, ensuring that you are surrounded by things that make you happy. Bring out these beautiful items and put them on display for smiles all day. It makes sense to keep the useful items near to hand, it saves you rummaging through drawers and peering at the back of cupboards to get to them.

Show Off Your Collection

It takes time to build up a collection, so show off your favorite pieces.

With a board of mugs hanging this way you can easily find your favorite. After all, a lot of hard work goes into crafting a perfectly curated collection cups. It’s a conversation starter to have your items on display, and maybe seeing things lined up in their glory may just convince you to finally get rid of those gimmicky un-loved items. Like that oddly shaped mug you received at a business convention in 2007.

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