It’s easy to see why open shelving has become a popular alternative to closed cabinets. They give the room an open, airy feel and they keep everyday items within reach. However, not everyone is willing to commit to that level of organization to maintain a clean look.
Another alternative to closed shelving that has caught our eye lately is wire mesh cabinets. They offer the versatility of masking clutter yet they allow light to shine through, adding that sought-after element of openness.
See below for a few of our favorite rooms that incorporate the trend beautifully. We’re even sharing one of our favorite DIY ideas to get this look (it’s super simple)!
A bar nook is a perfect place to try out this trend without having to transform an entire kitchen’s worth of cabinetry
The trend even works to visually contain merchandise in a store setting
The copper mesh in this kitchen by RC Studio complements the warm wood tone of the island
The bottom mesh cabinets visually break up the wall of white
Tamara Magel takes metal mesh to an entire wall of cabinets here, creating a beautiful modern farmhouse-inspired look
We love the polished nickel version of this trend, especially when it coordinates with equally bright hardware
Mesh metal offers a great disguise for stacked washer/dryer units while still allowing for proper ventilation
Using mesh metal in a mudroom is a no-brainer. It keeps clutter mostly out of sight while still leaving the room functional
Design firm Robinson home went full-0n brass in these lower cabinets, and we’re loving the impact!
If you love this trend and want to try it out, we found the perfect DIY courtesy of the Thrifty Decor Chick. It’s so simple and costs barely anything!
Looking for just a small dose of the trend? See our picks for our favorite wire mesh accessories below!