Dining room buffet décor helps make serving guests with food and drinks easier. Buffets and sideboards, in particular, are stylish furniture pieces that give dining rooms a special charm.
With the holidays slowly approaching, now is an excellent time for you to get the best sideboard or buffet to use as your dining room buffet décor.
To determine which one suits your home best, check out our buying guide below.
When you are on the lookout for a buffet or sideboard, remember that the unit should be slightly higher compared to your dining table. The common height of sideboards is 36 inches.
Depths and widths of dining room buffet décor vary, but you need to ensure that the one you purchase balances with the décor of the room. If you have a huge dining table, accompanying it with a mini or tiny buffet will seem a bit disjointed. The same is true with a small table paired with a large sideboard or buffet table.
With dining room furniture, people err on the formal side. If you want a traditional or formal buffet or sideboard, then you'd want closed storage or a unit with solid doors. A sideboard with closed storage is also preferred by homeowners as it eliminates the problem of displaying stored items nicely.
As for open shelving, it has a lighter and airier feeling compared to heavy, closed sideboards. But, you need to organize the things stored and ensure that they look nice. Since formal china dinnerware and linen already look incredible, organizing and making your sideboard attractive isn't tough.
If you are having difficulty deciding between the two, consider a unit with glass doors. They are not as heavy as solid wooden doors (visually), but they still provide covering for stored items.
Sideboards and buffets are terms used interchangeably as they're often the same thing, but they're available in various styles. From classic Georgian and French country to urban contemporary, you'll be able to find the style that you love and one that works best for your home. When you are choosing a certain style, just make sure that the unit fulfills your needs.
Now that you are aware of the guidelines you need to follow when buying a dining room buffet décor, take a look at our top picks.
Burgher Dining Room Sideboard
The Burgher Dining Room Sideboard by Three Posts has an antiqued appeal. This four-door wooden sideboard brings versatile charm to a casual or formal aesthetic. Its distressed details are excellent paired with vintage advertisement prints with its clean silhouette bringing about an understated flair to a dining room.
Heurich Dining Buffet
This take of Andover Mills of a sideboard comes complete with glass doors and a clean finish. Its color block pattern gives this 3-door buffet a cottage-chic appeal that can fit effortlessly into dining rooms. You can even use it to add a sense of style to your foyer. Just top it off with dazzling art objects and family photos.
This one is brimming with style that is inspired by Mid-century modern. Constructed from solid hardwood with wooden veneers, this unit comes with easy-sliding drawers and open shelving to store anything that a wine connoisseur needs from Cab Sav and Merlot to trays and glasses.
Claude Buffet Table
Add a touch of elegance to your kitchen or dining room with this contemporary buffet table from Orren Ellis. The glass shelving, solid wood materials, and quality construction used in making this sophisticated buffet table ensure that it serves its purpose and beautify your space for the years to come.
Stacy Buffet Table
If you want a buffet table that can act as a piece of jewelry when added to your dining room, then the Stacy Buffet Table of Statements by J is exactly what you need. It's character-filled and durable, making it perfect placed anywhere in your dining room, foyer or living room. Just top it with things that you love and you got an instant eye candy in your space.
Introduce a versatile piece of furniture into your entertaining ensemble with this gilded Lorna Buffet by Willa Arlo Interiors. It is an on-trend server that brings a handsome look and clean lines to your properly-appointed abode. With its dark mango finish and slender tapered legs, you can be sure that you will get compliments when you have guests over.
This hardwood buffet table with high polished metal legs gives this furniture piece its character. It's a rustic yet wild take on a buffet table. With its metal hardware, you are given a slight touch of refinement that is just perfect for minimalist-styled dining rooms. Of course, it comes with a warranty and a customer satisfaction guarantee!
This unique server with stud detailing and a gray finish is an excellent storage solution for bottles of wine. It even comes with a low-level shelf that you can use for storage or display of additional decor. Its curved and elongated legs make the entire piece an accent furniture piece.
For its price, this buffet table packs in a massive amount of storage that can surprise you. Because the entire furniture is raised with its stylish legs, it appears to be light with an effect of spaciousness in your dining room. It is made to give off a country-cottage look. For a natural look, top it off using a bowl of fruits and a set of shimmering glassware.
The last furniture piece on our list is another buffet table from Orren Ellis. It may be the last, but it definitely isn't the least. With its stunning silhouette, ebony finish, and bowed front, this piece is one of a kind. It even has a removable glass top for easy replacement and cleaning. It's the perfect addition to a dining room, regardless of its style or appeal.