A good storage space is one of the most essential and yet often most neglected areas of the home. Rather than trying to hide your pantry from view, make it an interior hot-spot with inspiration from these 19 examples of stylish kitchen storage.
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An open, small space pantry deserves a special touch. Coordinate your pantry with the rest of your kitchen by using the same colors and getting creative with your storage.
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We all know that lighting can make or break a space, and the pantry is no exception. A chandelier takes this pantry from neat to va-va-voom!
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Balance and symmetry can play an important role when it comes to designing a storage space that is right for your kitchen. The pull-out drawers and balanced shelving in this pantry provide lots of room for organized food, storing and cooking.
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An assortment of baskets can really add to the character of a storage space. Align the style of your storage pieces with the overall feel of your home to make the transition from kitchen to pantry more cohesive.
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If your home is lacking in kitchen storage, building some simple shelving of your own could be the perfect solution. This wood unit is ramped up with some metal accents from which mugs and other dishes can hang, and check out the baskets used for kitchen linens!
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Varied shelf heights can add a lot to a simple pantry. Use adjustable shelving to create smaller spaces for spice jars and larger ones for canisters and baskets.
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This butler style pantry is chic with its pretty lighting, farmhouse stepstool, and coordinating storage jars, but it’s also very practical. Canned foods are stacked together, boxed foods line another shelf, and cookbooks are arranged according to size. Anyone can pull this off!
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Make it easier to reach all of the items you need and keep your kitchen organized with labeled pull-out drawers.
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Not everyone has the room and budget for a pantry like this one, but elements of this large-scale storage can be used in a smaller kitchen too. Add pops of color with pretty dishes and wallpaper and find clever solutions for all your odds and ends.
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Simple spaces can be made extraordinary with the use of some great containers. This pantry area uses a pretty assortment of vintage glass jars and some statement pieces like a geometric bowl.
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Sometimes converting another space is the best solution to add to your kitchen storage. Check out the huge amount of space this laundry room conversion added.
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There’s a lot to love in this kitchen’s basic corner pantry! It got a great facelift with some colorful stenciling and modern farmhouse accessories. Not every jar and basket in your space has to match, either – use smaller collections of containers on each shelf for subtle variations that create visual interest.
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Along with a great collection of glassware, this pantry boasts a stone backsplash that adds a lot of character to a relatively simple space.
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Even the smallest pantries can have sweet details. Go for simple, neutral storage to maximize space and if you’re feeling ambitious, use a little chalkboard paint to make a place to write grocery lists and recipes.
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Plain-Jane kitchen storage gets a makeover worth a million in this kitchen. Choose your favorite piece—chalkboard, backsplash, containers, crazy-cool lighting? This one’s a win.
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Sometimes simple is the best way to go. The basic shelving and easy-to-clean tile in this pantry provide plenty of space without much fuss, giving pantry goods room to breathe.
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Get creative with empty wall space by adding pegs for hanging storage. Accessorize walls with pretty utensils and linens in hanging baskets and tins.
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The open storage in this kitchen gets a decorative touch with a chalkboard, fun kitchen art, and a collection of farmhouse style baskets and containers.
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This kitchen island was totally hacked – from IKEA bookcases! Add tons of open-shelf storage with this clever creation.
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Go big or go home! Fill spacious shelving in a kitchen with extra-large display jars for function and design.
Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.
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