Ideas for choosing the best buffets and sideboards for your unique style
Our collection of sideboards and buffets are designed with a mix of traditional silhouettes and contemporary details to serve all your decorative needs. Add elegance to your dining room with a hand-carved wooden buffet cabinet outfitted with apothecary-style metal handles, or create a beautiful transition with an entryway sideboard cabinet featuring glass panel doors or a mirrored finish. From buffet tables with metal tops and mahogany wood to the rustic beauty of reclaimed pine, these displays offer more than just lovely aesthetics. Choose a kitchen buffet with built-in wine bottle storage and stemware holders, or opt for hand-woven baskets that keep all your essentials out of sight but close at hand.
Choosing between a sideboard and a buffet
The terms "sideboard" and "buffet" are oftentimes used interchangeably, and that’s because these pieces are essentially the same and are classified based on the rooms they occupy. Buffets are traditionally used in dining rooms as a way to present food, (e.g., a dining room buffet). Sideboards, on the other hand, are found in living rooms, bedrooms and even foyers. Enhance a buffet server with an overhead cabinet or hutch if you need extra space for linens and tabletop decor, or use a sideboard to create a decorative and functional display in an entryway, master bedroom or family room. These designs come in various styles and hues to complement your interior decor while organizing your keepsakes and essentials.
What to look for in the best buffets and sideboards
When shopping for a new buffet or sideboard, it’s best to consider its size, shape, style and overall storage potential. You’ll want a design that fits the room in which you intend to place it, so double-check the dimensions to ensure it’s the right height, width and depth for your needs. Similarly, make sure that your sideboard or buffet table is made with a lifted base if you intend to position it over floor vents. Determine if the piece will mainly be used for decorative or organizational purposes (or a mix of both), and look for designs that accommodate your storage requirements with drawers and built-in shelves.
A: Sideboards offer excellent storage and are full of decorative potential. Add these practical designs to living rooms, bedrooms and foyers alike to create a lovely focal point and eliminate any clutter. You can use a sideboard as a TV stand, or you can place it beneath a wall mirror or artwork for a stylish display. These pieces complement dressers for adequate bedroom storage, and they work behind couches as sofa tables with ample space for all your essentials.
A: Sideboards range in height to accommodate your design needs. Most sideboards and buffets stand around 36 inches tall, but you’ll want to base your decision on what’s proportional to your space. If you plan on using a buffet in a dining room, you’ll want to choose a style that’s slightly taller than your dining room table to create proper contrast and balance.
Q: Do all sideboards and buffets have storage space?
A: Most sideboards and buffets offer some storage space, but not all. Some buffet tables, for example, only offer surface space rather than several interior shelves or cabinets. These designs are ideal for sleek, minimal aesthetics, and their extra surface space actually helps free up storage elsewhere while de-cluttering your countertop spaces.
Q: Is assembly required for side boards and end tables?
A: At Bellacor, many of the sideboards, buffets and end tables that we sell require assembly given their large size and the fact that they are shipped. When assembly is required, the proper hardware, tools and instructions will be provided. Since it's a case-by-case basis, please carefully read through the details and specs on each product or consult with our Customer Care team.
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