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Organization and Storage Ideas for Eclectic Kitchen: 25 Smart Inspirations

Eclectic is admittedly not a design style for everyone. It is a style that seems so very frivolous on the surface and yet demands and incredible amount of discipline as well. Eclectic spaces need to be as carefully nurtured as rooms with any other theme and style. In fact, there are occasions when it requires more care than normal because you are trying to bind together so many different, contrasting elements. It is a great way to express your personality and personal taste for décor and accessories. At the same time, you must take care that things do not feel too cluttered. This is even truer in the modern eclectic kitchen with its many intricacies.

Beautiful eclectic kitchen of Chicago home in white with dark green cabinets
Beautiful eclectic kitchen of Chicago home in white with dark green cabinets [From: Crystal Blackshaw Interiors]

Giving eclectic kitchens a greater amount of design and decorating freedom are smart organizational solutions and storage spaces that take the pressure off of you. Sometimes you can turn to open, floating shelves and on other occasions you can use closed cabinets and series of wall-mounted modular units to ensure that the kitchen feels both aesthetic and functional. Revamping the eclectic kitchen and giving your existing kitchen a new ergonomic upgrade, these 25 lovely ideas promise to deliver in more ways than one –

Open Shelves Create Smart Displays

The perception that in the eclectic kitchen you need to keep all the kitchenware and the utensils completely hidden away and out of sight is drastically misplaced. You can work beautifully with open shelves in the eclectic kitchen to create a lovely narrative where they extend the style and color scheme of the space. Simple floating wooden shelves are generally the most preferred choice in here, but you can opt for more polished shelves as well. Do not worry about the stuff that goes on these shelves too much as they can be moved around and altered to suit changing seasons and trends.

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Casual eclectic style of this kitchen is charming
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Custom cabinets and shelves for the revamped eclectic kitchen
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Decorating the open shelves with kitchenware lets them stand out visually
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Finding space for the small floating shelves in the kitchen corner
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Floating shelves in black for the modern eclectic kitchen in white and black
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Painted cabinets in green coupled with floating shelf sections in the single-wall eclectic kitchen
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Slim wooden floating shelves for the smart eclectic kitchen [From: Erin Kelly Photography]
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Brilliant use of open wooden shelves in the kitchen throughout

Tucking Away the Unnecessary

Of course, not all of us have the patience or a home where we can work with open shelves. In fact, even cabinets with glass walls are a luxury since organizing is not really high on our priority list. This is where cabinets come in mighty handy. You can utilize the space beneath your workstation, the central island of the kitchen or even the space in the corners to add cabinets that feel elegant and offer plenty of storage space. New kitchen technology and smart solutions provide slim units that simply disappear into the wall when not in use, making most of even the tiniest of space on offer. Just make sure though that the finish and material used for the cabinets adds to the eclectic style of the kitchen.

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Eclectic kitchen coupled with a dash of industrial beauty in the kitchen
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Glass front cabinets combined with tall closed wooden cabinets in the eclectic kitchen
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Gorgeous multi-colored shelves and modular cabinets improve both aesthetics and ergonomics of this kitchen [From: Ande Bunbury Architects]
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Polished eclectic kitchen of small Paris home with smart cabinets [From: Mon Concept Habitation]
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Series of cabinets in white and wood for the small kitchen with modern eclectic style [From: Studio Sven]
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White cabinets for the kitchen with multi-colored, eclectic backdrop
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Corner kitchen workstation with closed wooden cabinets below [From: Sam Richards Architectural Design]
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Dashing kitchen in white and pastel hues combines style beautifully

Solutions for Small Eclectic Kitchens

In the small kitchen, every inch of space matters. Adding eclectic theme to the mix makes space even more important. You can cabinets and shelves that add to the overall appeal of the kitchen and blend in with the backdrop. Once again, it pays to focus on the corners in here to create a more sense of space. While we are not focusing on lighting in here, ensure that the lighting is balanced and even in the kitchen for even better results. A mix of slim shelves, clever cabinets and adaptable solutions all combine to fashion the perfect eclectic kitchen.

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Fabulous small eclectic kitchen full of space-saving features
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Fitting the breakfast zone into the small eclectic kitchen
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Industrial touches illuminate this small eclectic kitchen of London home
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Light-filled, low-budget eclectic kitchen in black and white [From: Pati Robins]
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Single-wall kitchen and breakfast zone with smart organization [From: skovorodnikova]
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Small eclectic kitchen turns to wall space for organization [From: Leonardo Andreoni]
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Dashing eclectic kitchen in white looks stylish and organized
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Delightful and crazy eclectic kitchen of tiny loft is a showstopper! [From: HappyHouse Architecture&Design]
Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, d├ęcor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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