The rooms in your home are defined by the furniture and accessories you put in them; your bedroom is defined by your bed, your family room is defined by your sofa, coffee table, TV, and family photos, and your dining room is defined by your table and the chairs that surround it.

If you are looking to enhance your dining room with more features, consider adding a dining room sideboard or buffet! A buffet and a sideboard are the same thing, so when you are researching which one to get don’t be thrown off if some sites use ‘buffet’ while others use ‘sideboard.’ Dining room sideboards are great to use for storing extra dishes, linen, and flatware, and they give off a nice accent to bring the whole room together.

Styles of Dining Room Buffets and Sideboards

When you decide to get a dining room sideboard, you will want to take into account the style of the sideboard and the look of your room. There are many different styles to choose from including Victorian pieces, urban contemporary, European, classic Georgian, and French country. No matter what kind of sideboard you want to compliment your dining room, there will be a shape and style that will act as the perfect puzzle piece to complete the scenery of your dining room!

Closed or Open Storage

Another thing to consider when buying a dining room buffet or sideboard is how you want it to store your kitchenware. If you want a more formal vibe to your dining room, you might want to find one that has solid doors to hide your items. If you are a messy person at heart, you can store your items however you want and use the doors so you won’t have to worry about how your stuff is displayed!

If you want your dining room to feel more light and open, look for a buffet or sideboard that only uses open shelving. This is a great option if you have fine china and extravagant linens that you want to show off whenever possible. If you want the best of both worlds, find a buffet or sideboard that has glass doors.

Be Wary of the Size

To make sure your new dining room buffet or sideboard will fit properly into the room, you will have to take into account the size of your room, the size of your table, and the size of the buffet or sideboard. You will have to be sure that every piece can complement each other in the overall setting of your room; if your table is too big and your buffet is too small, it may look out of place.

If you are looking for the perfect sideboard to fit into your dining room or if you are looking to get a whole new dining room set, complete with a table, chairs, and a sideboard, check out the beautiful selections we have at Interiors Furniture Galleries! We are located in The Village at Vaughan Mills (255 Bass Pro Mills Drive Unit #404) so you can’t miss us!