Accent Cabinets & Chests Tour - A Little Something for Every Room

Accent Cabinets & Chests Tour – A Little Something for Every Room

Nothing combines form and function quite like accent cabinets and chests. These practical designs keep your home efficiently organized while adding just the right amount of color, personality, and style. We’re giving you a room-by-room tour of the best cabinets and chests for any space – and proving that these traditional accents are still modern-day essentials.

Accent Cabinets for the Foyer

Welcome your guests with a foyer that’s as personalized as it is organized. Accent cabinets and chests work wonders in entryways by showcasing your personal style and keeping this high-traffic area free of clutter.

Use a cabinet with doors and drawers to keep your everyday essentials close at hand but out of sight, or pair a unique chest with a wall mirror to double-check your look before morning commute or a big night out.

Top these accents with framed photos, colorful artwork, and fresh flowers, or use them to hold a trinket dish or table lamp – whatever suits your needs. These stylish and functional pieces ensure that you feel right at home as soon as you walk through your front door.

Pro Tip
: Looking to upgrade your foyer? Read “How to Design a Welcoming and Functional Entryway” for helpful ideas on making a stylish first impression.

Accent Cabinets for the Living Room

It’s no wonder we call it the living room, because it always looks like the most lived-in area of the house. Your family’s favorite gathering spot is also the most likely place to get overrun by clutter – which makes it prime real estate for an accent cabinet or chest.

Top a console table with a big-screen TV, or use a smaller accent cabinet as a side table next to your sofa. Short accent chests with low profiles are ideal for storing throws for when the room feels a little too chilly, and they give you a surface to set your coffee down (with a coaster, of course).

Pro Tip
: Is your TV stand overflowing with DVDs and gaming accessories? Find out how to get things organized once and for all with the best “Entertainment Storage for Dorms and Living Rooms.”

Accent Cabinets for the Kitchen

Whether you love whipping up elaborate dishes or prefer making peanut butter sandwiches instead, we could all use a little more storage space in the kitchen.

A display case is the perfect home for your fanciest china, while a sideboard can keep your kitchen essentials right within reach. Choose an accent cabinet that’s the same height as your kitchen island for a tad more elbow room, or incorporate a tall microwave cabinet to free up valuable countertop space.

Pro Tip
: Desperately seeking storage solutions for your kitchen? Browse “Your Kitchen Island & Carts Shopping Checklist” for some helpful suggestions.

Accent Cabinets for the Dining Room

A roomy buffet cabinet or sideboard gives your dining room extra storage space and adds a decorative touch. Use it for stashing serving trays and platters, and top it with fresh greenery, artwork, and potted plants for a pretty background.

You can even use it as a serving area during your dinner parties. Try a design with a built-in wine rack for a fully equipped entertaining space, or put your favorite dishes on display with a shelved cabinet instead.

Pro Tip
: A dining room needs more than a table and chairs. Read “10 Must-Have Items to Complete Your Dining Room Look” for a checklist of all the essentials.


Accent Cabinets for the Home Office

Boost your office organization with a filing cabinet or chest of drawers that keeps all your important paperwork neatly filed away. While you’re at it, consider choosing an accent cabinet that’s the same height as your office desk for an elongated workspace.

These designs instantly double as printer stands, and they can work just as well in a crafting room to hold all your supplies. Drawers are ideal for keeping your office looking streamlined, while open shelves put labeled binders and reference books front and center.

Pro Tip
: Is your desk a hot mess? Check out “Creating a Clean and Contemporary Office Work Space” for more stylish ways to get organized.

Linen Towers for the Guest and Master Bath

If you’re working with a smaller bathroom or powder room, a corner cabinet is a smart solution that lets you tuck away toiletries and towels as needed. Similarly, wall cabinets make good use of vertical space.

Guest bathrooms with pedestal sinks greatly benefit from the addition of accent cabinetry and chests since they lack under-sink storage and countertop space. Larger bathrooms can better accommodate roomier vanity cabinets with multiple drawers, doors, and shelves.

Pro Tip
: Hosting company anytime soon? Check out “10 Easy Bathroom Updates to Impress Your Guests.”

Accent Cabinets for the Bedroom

Accent cabinets and chests are must-haves for any bedroom, and they’re especially helpful for organizing master bedrooms, kids’ rooms, and nurseries. Not only do they keep these rooms organized, but they also double as nightstands.

Keep your guests comfortable with a chest packed with blankets and extra pillows, or use one as a changing table in your baby’s nursery. Smaller accent cabinets can help divide a shared bedroom with twin beds, as well.

Pro Tip
: Baby on the way? Read “5 Quick Tips for Decorating Your Nursery” to get everything in order for your little one.

Ready to get your home organized with all the right accent pieces? Browse our entire assortment of cabinets and chests to find the best designs for every room in your house.



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