We believe your home should be a collection of what you love and share your story. Your home tells who you are. What you arrange inside glass-front cabinets should reflect your style and design aesthetic.
Styling glass-front cabinets initially can be intimidating because everything you put inside the glass doors can make a big impact on the overall look of your kitchen. With a few simple tips and tricks, you can learn how to style your glass-front cabinets in a way that will be functional and fantastic. See some of the Cabinet Chic’s secrets to styling glass-front kitchen cabinets...
How to Choose What Gets Put on Display
When styling glass-front cabinets, the possibilities for arrangement are endless. What has been a utilitarian part of your kitchen can bloom into an artful focal point. These cabinets are the perfect spot to show off your treasures, such as your grandmother’s China, your collection of art-glass, or your favorite pottery vase that you bought on vacation in the Bahamas. The key here is to choose items that are visually appealing and in the same color family. Have some fun with it! Blend styles, patterns, and time periods for a lived-in look.
Choose a Color Palette
Whether you have an all-white kitchen or something more colorful, be deliberate in your choices of what you want to display in your glass-front cabinets. If you have multiple colors competing, your kitchen could look messy or disconnected. (This is not to say that you cannot have one main color and multiple accent colors. That can look just as stunning!)
By choosing a color palette, whether it is all-white or hues of blue or pink, you can create a cohesive focal point in your glass-front cabinets. You can store dishes or serving ware that does not fit into the color palette in your other cabinets. Even better, you can change up the color palette as the seasons change. Say hello to a truly fashionable home!
Having the right size and balance of items in your glass-front cabinets can make a big impact on the cohesiveness of the look. Too many large items on one side or a bunch of smaller items can look cluttered or off-balance.
A good rule to follow is to use a combination of larger items mixed with small clusters of smaller items. Plates stacked side by side look tidy and chic, and a few cookbooks or glass pieces can add height and interest.
Keep It Functional
If you have glass-front cabinets throughout your kitchen, you will need to make some decisions about which cabinets will house your everyday dishes and drinkware. Make sure that the items that you use daily are easily reached and accessible to everyone. Often the lowest shelf is the best place for daily-use plates and glasses. Leave the items that are purely decorative to the top shelves.
If all the upper cabinets in your kitchen have glass fronts, organized is vital to a visually appealing kitchen. Some shifting around and changing items with each new season can make your kitchen a warm and inviting space that friends and family will want to spend time in!
Custom-built glass-front cabinets can enhance the look of your kitchen, and don’t forget to add some accent lighting! Ready to design your dream cabinets? Call the Cabinet Chic today — (813) 876-6780!
Glass Cabinetry Styling Tips
As you begin to arrange items in your cabinets, close the doors and stand back to check on item placement. You might need to shift items to the left or right rather than in the center where the two doors meet. Arrange a mix of vertical and horizontal shapes while you are styling to bring out the wow factor.
Stand some cookbooks as you would on a bookshelf, and lay others down in a stack. You can stack plates but put a few in plate stands at the back of the cabinet.
Pantry items can look great in glass-front cabinets. Sugar, flour, pasta, or coffee in pretty clear jars or canisters can add interest to your display. Love the look, but not the mess? Frost your doors for a more contemporary, clean feel.
Custom Glass-Front Cabinets
Glass-front cabinets can add a beautiful touch to any style of kitchen and are a great way to show off some of your favorite items that might have been in storage for years. At C & C Cabinets, we can design glass-front cabinets to complement your kitchen or build a standalone china cabinet to display your most prized items. Ready to install glass-front cabinets in your kitchen? Call the Cabinet Chic to schedule a design consultation for your Tampa Bay area home today — (813) 876-6780!