Today, it is time to make room for a sideboard in your dining space. It is true that sideboards – also called buffets – help you combining beautiful dining room design ideas not by an expected storage piece, but by something else entirely. Inspirational sideboards have evolved into an indispensable piece that offered heaps of living-space storage.
Ever since your parents kept their unused wedding china in one, sideboards have been seen as outdated and old fashioned. But there has been a recent shift in storage style. Sideboards and buffets are a desirable and fashionable accessory that can offer great storage to a dining room, and can also be great center pieces, especially if it’s one of these you offer you bellow.
Here you will find the best dining room designs, where you can find inspiration by seeing complete dining room sets, including amazing sideboards. To see even more clearly, you will also find many pictures of sideboards that will give you tons of ideas how to decorate your dining room. Scroll down and find our 50 inspirational sideboards.
What is a buffet? There is no difference between a sideboard and a buffet in terms of definition. Historically speaking, buffets were first used in Sweden to lay out big spreads of food and drink, known as smorgasbords.
Two sideboards can be very helpful in terms of storage. As you can see above, they can be well decorated and manage to decorate the rest of the dining room as well!
Upcycling an old sideboard with a lick of soft paint can quickly transform it, turning this hardworking piece into a family heirloom.
Seek out an unusual piece to serve as a buffet. A desk, wooden file cabinet or credenza, tall media cabinet — all of these things can be found and transformed into lovely sideboards in the dining room.
If you already have a light fixture above your dining table, consider lining your sideboard or buffet table with decorating items. Above you can have a painting or a mirror.
Give a buffet, sideboard or built-in shelf symmetry. This will lend a pleasing and balanced feeling. Also consider adding a pair of table lamps with low-voltage lightbulbs or candelabras on either end for more intimate lighting.
With a modern and minimalistic look, this sideboard is extremely elegant and makes your dining room very sophisticated.
Midcentury designs look streamlined and sleek, but they also have a friendly feel.
This elegant piece could be called a buffet, since it is being used in the dining room. If you put the same piece in the entryway or living room, it would probably be called a sideboard or simply a cabinet.
Typically made in mid- or light-toned wood, mid-century sideboards can slot into almost any space.
A large buffet like this can handle your entire Thanksgiving spread. Just make sure the size of your buffet does not overwhelm the room or the dining table.
Sideboard – check out the arrangement in the middle along with the books. Simple and effective.
Today “sideboard” is probably the most widely used of all of the terms for a long, low storage piece. You can find sideboards in a mind-boggling array of styles, with mirrored or glass-front doors, nail-head trim and high-gloss lacquered finishes.
The sideboard is a beautiful, detailed piece that celebrates angles and curves. The ornaments on it deliver contrast and movement, adding interest and a variety of shapes and textures to the setting.
With mostly straight lines, all the pieces, including the sideboard, feel very clean and modern.
Notice that in this dining room even the table and chairs complement the sideboard.
Trade in your console for a major storage piece. In the dining room, consider swapping out your low console for something with more storage potential, like the sideboard you see above.
Don’t you love the clean lines of this ultra-simple white sideboard in a Scandi-chic room? A table lamp and a couple of small objects sit on the top makes it stunning!
This is such an iconic sideboard. A simple design that gives it a special play in the whole dining room.
Now, after seeing so many beautiful dining room sets, and how a sideboard can be included in the dining room design, it’s time to give some extra attention the this great piece of furniture. Find below the most amazing sideboards.
If you are a fan of the James Bond world, you will certainly be dazzled with this golden eye-catching sideboard. A piece by Delightfull.
What is a server? – Servers tend to be smaller, more formal, and lighter in scale than buffets. They may have drawers and an open bottom on taller legs, or they may have cabinets, similar to a buffet or sideboard. The term “server” comes from the fact that the people serving the food in a formal dining room or restaurant are called servers, and the server is a place where those serving the food can place the serving dishes.
This works wonderfully if you sometimes use your dining table as a desk — but don’t think you must sacrifice all of the standard dining room functions.
Add a statement sideboard – There are so many beautiful pieces of dining room furniture, from sideboards to consoles, that work both for storage and dramatic display. Buy a statement piece, or liven up an old favourite with new handles, legs or both.
Very few people will have the pleasure of encountering a sideboard that borders on haute couture, like the ones above from Koket. Totally irresistible.
This sideboard, structured by wood and brass, reminds the movement triggered by tectonic plates that involve us in an exquisite rhythm. It is simply designed, but adds that extra something to your dining room. A piece by BRABBU.
This amazing furniture piece can be your most prized possession: it is without a doubt a great vintage sideboard in the dining room.
If you don’t have the freedom to install a floating shelf, there are many beautiful and minimalist stand-alone sideboards that mimic the same look.
This sideboard begs for attention and would be the perfect place to display a much-loved collection of artifacts.
This sideboard is a modern take on the Mid-century piece and it proves to be an effective use of space.
Here is an example of how to use a sideboard and making it a decorating piece of the room.
The sideboard was traditionally used for serving food, and when supper guests come over, it’s still the perfect place to leave drinks, snacks and plates for an inviting party buffet.
This built-in sideboard is perfect for minimalists. It adds a horizontal line to the room and provides storage for stashing the stuff.
Another elegant way of having your dining room furniture is by bringing in rich browns with media cabinets, console tables or serving buffets.
In a timeless design, this organic wood sideboard blends seamlessly in the room, and it has a feeling of simplicity and lightness as air can flow underneath and around all the surfaces.
Hand-painted-tiles have gained a privileged place in architecture throughout the centuries. This sideboard by Boca do Lobo presents a different number of layers, where each one adds a little bit of elegance to your dining room.
The attitude and irreverence reflected by this sideboard, also from Boca do Lobo, will never be unnoticed in any dining room.
With the style of a precious jewel, this sideboard, colored in green emerald, will make a splash in your interior design. Also by Boca do Lobo.
The Mid-century sideboard adds streamlined storage to the dining area and displays some vintage crockery collection.
This sideboard provides drawers and cabinets for storage, and surfaces for ornamental display, while still allowing for plenty of room for people to move.
Play up your sideboard. Buy a piece or refinish yours in a wow finish. This Swedish sideboard looks quaint and rustic thanks to its shabby chic painted finish.
For a modern design, here is a great sideboard, showcasing the skyline.
Very minimal, clean and simply designed. This sideboard has plenty of storage and will give you a big help you keeping your dining room organized.
Explore creative ways to style your sideboard.
Contemporary artwork paired with this amazing sideboard provides the perfect juxtaposition for a modern look.
A matching set in the dining room helps you find harmony in the design. A matching large sideboard like the one above is a great solution for functionality and design.
An antique buffet fits into this eclectic mix of mid-century modern and contemporary pieces. Well-designed pieces made of beautiful woods almost always have the power to fit right in anywhere.
A rustic sideboard in the dining room conceals some items you don’t like to show.
This tall buffet has lots of room for storing linens, serving pieces and china, and room on top to display decor items.
Sideboards are indispensable in a dining room as illustrated in this article. So, if you needed ideas on how to decorate your dining room, certainly with our 50 inspirational pictures of sideboards, you have plenty of dining room design ideas now. Have you found a favorite one? Share your ideas with us!
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