9 Reasons to Love Open Shelving

kitchen with wooden open shelving
Photography by John O’Hagan
  1. You can use different materials to make them.

Wood, glass, marble, metal—the options are endless when it comes to open shelving. And, bonus, your open shelving doesn’t have to match your cabinetry. In fact, we’re fans of mixing different materials in design. As long as you keep everything else simple, mix and match to your heart’s desire.