Organize your ome with a credenza, buffet or sideboard

As the new year dawns one of the most common resolutions is to get ourselves and our homes organized.  Well, one of the most versatile pieces of furniture can help you do just that.

Often referred to as a credenza when used in an office, or a sideboard or buffet in the dining room, features include hidden storage behind doors as well as open shelving and drawers.  For those pieces specifically made for use as a sideboard or buffet the drawers might be felt-lined to protect delicate china and flatware.  Shelves may include inserts for wine bottle or wine glass storage.  An office credenza may offer charging units tucked inside drawers as well as solutions for cable control.

Whether you use it in the dining room, home office or family room, here are some attractive options that will definitely satisfy your storage and decorative needs:

Mid-century modern

This sleek, classically designed buffet offers plenty of storage for china, linens, flatware and other dining room necessities.

design mid century buffet from west elm

Mid century buffet from West Elm


The sleek and modern look of this credenza is warmed by the varying colors of wood veneer applied to the doors and drawers.  Appropriately named Colors Bois (colors of wood), it is available at Roche Bobois.

design credenza from roche bobois colors bobois

Colours Bois credenza from Roche Bobois


Simple in design but not in function, this sideboard from Painted Furniture Barn will add a homespun look to your dining room or home office and still provide all the storage space necessary for today’s modern home.  You can customize the piece with your choice of color and stain as well as door style.

design buffet from paintedfurnbarn

Plantation buffet from


The appearance of your home office or library will be enhanced by the beauty of this functional credenza that can store all of your office supplies, cords and cables or even hide the necessary “uglies” like a printer, cable box or other electronics.

design sideboard lombardy sideboard from ethan allen

Lombardy buffet from Ethan Allen

About hayniedi

What about me? In a nutshell I am a middle-aged interior designer and freelance writer, mother of an amazing 27 year old daughter, wife to my semi-retired lawyer husband and step-grandma to two delicious babies. From my earliest memories I have been fascinated with interior decorating and love to share my passion for beautiful rooms with anyone who will listen. Join me on this blog as my husband and I enter our empty nest years and move back into the first home we bought when we were first married that has been a rental for the past 15 years. I will share our experience with remodeling as well as other ideas and thoughts that I hope will inspire you.
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