Styling Tip: Aesthetic But Practical Pantry

Having a practical pantry can be easy as throwing everything in baskets, but still knowing where they all are. Organising the space in any pantry can be half art and half science. Find your aesthetics in your home, i.e., colours, style and apply this to your baskets and jars when purchasing or organising them.

I prefer to have a light and bright pantry, so I would choose glass jars with a bamboo top and either white or bamboo/cane basket to match with white labels. However, you could also mix and match this, and have Black Lid jars with white or cane baskets as these colours are very versatile. It is best to stick with neutral colours, if possible, to make it aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

This doesn’t have to be an expensive task – Kmart, Target, IKEA, and $2 Dollar shops can make this budget friendly.

Labelling each jar and basket is key to keeping your pantry as organised as possible.

For example:

  • School Snacks
  • Recipe Bases
  • Biscuits
  • Baking Mixes
  • Pasta Sauces
  • Snacks
  • Condiments

Once this is done, you can look at your pantry staples like flour, rice, pasta, sugar - put these into matching jars and label these too.

If throwing things in the cupboard and hoping for the best is how you work, then that’s totally fine! This can still be practical with your baskets and jars. You will also get used to the way your pantry is set out and it will become common practice for you to organise and decanter items when needed. 

You can also apply this to your spice jars – decanting them into matching glass containers and labelling them. Use tiered shelf organisers to place your spices on different levels, using the space in your cupboard but also making it easy for you to see all the items that you have.

Sometimes we have pantries that are small and can only fit a small number of items in there, these tips and tricks can be applied to all spaces. 

I hope these tips have helped you to organise each space in your home! 



Staging & Styling Designer – Moneybags Property