Dining Room Furniture

The best sideboards, buffets and hutches

The dining room is where families chit-chat, share meals and entertain guests. So naturally, when a person starts to furnish the dining area, a table and chairs are usually the first pieces of furniture to occupy the room. However, there are many other pieces of dining room furniture homeowners can add to improve the functionality and beauty of their homes.

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Dining Room Sideboards

Sideboards have built-in storage drawers and cabinets to keep utensils and linens organized. Some dining room sideboards also come equipped with mirrors to give small dining areas the illusion of extra space. The top portions of dining room sideboards are spacious, so they're perfect for floral arrangements, decorative vases, or fruit and candy bowls. The variety of sideboard styles makes it easy to match them with existing pieces of dining room furniture.

Dining Room Hutch

A dining room hutch is an elegant storage solution. The glass cabinets of a china hutch can be used to showcase prized dinnerware, and the drawers and cabinets can also store linens and silverware.

A quality dining room hutch can be a bit pricey, but if it's cared for properly, it can be passed down from generation to generation. Traditional dining room hutches take up a lot of space, so select yours carefully to ensure that it blends well with your other dining room furniture. A traditional hutch may not be appropriate for dining areas of modest sizes, but a corner hutch that's small enough to fit snugly in the side of the room certainly offers a viable alternative.

China Cabinet

The china cabinet is, without a doubt, the granddaddy of all dining room furnishings. A china cabinet can also easily be the most expensive piece of furniture in your dining area. These beautifully designed cabinets give dining rooms an air of grandeur. China cabinets are normally intricately crafted, and come equipped with large storage drawers, lower cabinets, glass-enclosed upper cabinets, glass shelves, lighting and mirrored backs.

Dining Room Buffets

Enjoying a nice dinner can be a bit difficult if the dining table is cluttered. Dining room buffets solve this problem by giving homeowners a spacious place to set side dishes, desserts, condiments and drinks. Dining room buffets fit comfortably in small dining room spaces, and the drawers are perfect for housing table linens and silverware.

You may be looking for a simple way to add storage space to your eating area, or you may want a piece of furniture to add a grandiose air to the room. Either way, with the variety of dining room hutches, buffets, sideboards and china cabinets available, you're sure to find exactly what you need.