Sideboards buffets are frequently considered synonymous and they do serve similar functions. There are some distinct differences. First, a buffet is more likely to be in a dining room, whereas a sideboard might be found in a kitchen or a dining room. Another difference is that buffets often have longer legs than a sideboard, and have a series of drawers and cubbies for storing things. Sideboards are more likely to have short legs or simply a base, although they are also used for storage and for displaying things. Both are useful things to have in your cooking and dining area.
What we like: Rich herringbone pattern
What we don’t like: Only two shelves within
Not so great for: A narrow hall
Perfect for: An entryway table
This sideboard buffet measures fifty-eight inches wide and has a wholly contemporary look. It would be a brilliant option for an entryway due to the double doors, which will hide away any shoes or outdoor clothing. Crafted from engineered wood and alloy steel, it is available in three finishes, white, black, or ash brown. All three have mid-brown doors.
Plus, the distinct herringbone pattern adds an accent touch that will still blend in with most décor schemes. Two shelves are included within, both of which are adjustable and can hold up to 50lbs each. Moreover, rubber feet will help to prevent any annoying scratching on your precious wooden floor.
Minimalist Sideboard Buffet
What we like: Comes fully assembled
What we don’t like: No cable management included
Not so great for: Traditionally decorated spaces
Perfect for: Minimalist/mid-century modern spaces
Exuding a clean-lined aesthetic ideal for minimalism enthusiasts, this buffet table also has a few mid-century modern features. As for colors, you can choose from white, dark espresso, or walnut. To further add to the understated silhouette, the three soft-close drawers and two cabinet doors have no hardware. This creates a fresh and uncluttered look perfect for a simple décor scheme.
We recommend this sideboard for a dining room due to its generously-sized storage spaces. You can easily fit large plates and other dinner party necessities inside so they’re hidden away until needed. Best of all, it arrives fully assembled, so you can get to work organizing straight away.
Intricate Sideboard Buffet
Kelly Clarkson Home
What we like: Intricate fleur-de-lis detail
What we don’t like: Expensively priced
Not so great for: If you want an affordable option
Perfect for: French-country style homes
Stunning and sophisticated, this buffet table will catch the eye of any guests. Guaranteed to impress, it is crafted from a blend of solid and engineered wood. Deliberately distressed paint detail and turned legs give it an antique finish. Concealed within are three cabinets, each with shelving that can hold up to 110lbs, or 88lbs in the center.
The gorgeous fleur-de-lis detailing emblazoned across the front is what really elevates this sideboard. Although it is designed to hold televisions up to seventy inches wide, we think it would look especially good in a French country style living room. Whether you opt for tarnished gray or off-white, this sideboard will make a statement.
Glam Sideboard Buffet
What we like: Smaller and bigger storage spaces
What we don’t like: Mirrored surface will get dirty easier
Not so great for: Pets or children
Perfect for: Adding glamour to a room
Crafted from solid and engineered wood in a metallic finish, this sideboard buffet will add glamour to your living space. Covered in mirrored panels, it will flood any room with natural light, but we recommend it for a hallway. This is because it will maximize light and make your entryway appear bigger.
The three drawers and inner shelves offer a ton of storage space. Additionally, the tapered feet take inspiration from mid-century modern trends for a touch of tradition. Although beautiful, we do not recommend this sideboard if you have pets or children. Mirrored panels will show fingerprints and smudges very easily, which could be frustrating to clean constantly.
Farmhouse Sideboard Buffet
What we like: Barn doors can be moved
What we don’t like: MDF may chip over time
Not so great for: Contemporary living spaces
Perfect for: Rustic/farmhouse décor schemes
This sideboard wouldn’t look out of place in a charming mountain lodge. Exuding farmhouse chic, it features two stylish barn doors for an authentic look. Even better, the doors can be moved to hide either the side shelves or the center panel. The six shelves are equally sized but can be adjusted depending on what you wish to store.
Six color options are available, including espresso and light pine. Plus, cable management is included, making this buffet a great choice to use as a tv stand, too. You could use the shelves as a place for gaming consoles and DVDs, or display some greenery for a pretty cottage vibe.
Voight 46" Wide 4 Drawer Acacia Wood Server
A modern twist has been put on this rustic sideboard made from solid Acadia wood. Slightly curved legs stand 35" tall and hold a quality wood top. The slim depth of 15" is deceiving for the amount of storage available. Four middle pull out drawers and two side doors are well-balanced below the top. A bottom shelf runs the entire length of 46" for displaying decorative pieces. Antique bronze coated knobs add an elegant touch to this multi-decor server.
Classic cottage design with beaded inlay on four doors bring a crisp clean look to this sideboard. 68" in length, the antique white sets a charming display for a modern farmhouse or a beachfront property. The chestnut top has been wire brushed to add character along with antique brass knobs. Two long drawers are on metal glides for easy opening and closing.
Stotfold Rustic Farmhouse 32" Wide Server
Simple and stylish, this side server features a rustic sliding barn door. Charming enough for Modern country decor, the design also fits well in a contemporary home. An open adjustable shelf lets you show off wares or artwork while the sliding door allows storage to hide items in the other half. Available in gray, white oak or reclaimed barn wood, this natural attractive piece is perfect for small dining areas.
An open design with glass doors will give you placement options with this streamlined wood sideboard. Distressed gray wood, dark walnut or barn wood give a cozy or graceful appearance to entryways, dining rooms or living spaces. Three long shelves divide the 52" length with glass doors that make for a classy look. Brass accent handles deliver an upscale look to a simple design. Made of high-quality MDF and a laminate finish, durability is an asset for any home.
This solid wooden sideboard with natural grain and wood scoring speaks to the rustic lover in you. The appearance of natural quality surrounds this 33'' H x 63'' W x 18'' D cabinet without any frills. Two cabinets line the sides while three substantial drawers flank the middle of the unit. Warm brushed handles keep the look undisturbed of anything flashy. Country, rustic, mountain retreat; a family heirloom in the making.
This barn style credenza has a flavor for farm country-chic or urban industrial. The rough looking boards are made of solid fir wood and outlined with black metal handles and glides. Convenient casters allow you move this piece easily from room to room. 32'' H x 47'' W x 16'' D, almost every part of this distressed beauty is made for storage. The Mid section has two huge pull-out drawers and a crafty cubbie for small items.
Graceful with paneled doors and drawers, this sideboard is a traditional favorite. Matted paint colors of gray or antique white lets you choose the perfect finish for your contemporary or country decor. An open front lined with three slim drawers and two side doors provide just enough balanced space to show off accessories. Sculpted feet and finished trim make this sideboard elegant while using as storage.
Requesting a place of dignity in your home, this Acadia wood sideboard is ready to offset a simple entertainment or dining area. A deep salvaged gray color with weathered effects will look magnificent in a light colored decor of modern country or contemporary tones. Three drawers and three wire-laced doors are all about space. Ball bearing glides on this large solid wood piece plus a tip-over guard will give you peace of mind that this mighty sideboard will last for many years.
Fritch Angled Door Sideboard
Urban industrial or minimalist living areas will delight in this elegant streamlined sideboard that brings a creative flair of simplicity. A square metal open base holds this enclosed sideboard that has two slim cavities below the top. Angled pull doors on soft close metal hinges bring an artful distinction to an otherwise plain wooden piece. There are two cord management holes for controlling wires to entertainment equipment or lamps. A little modern and a bit rustic make this design work with multiple styles.
Stowmarket 32" Wide Wood Server
A space lover's dream, this 32" wide server offers a unique flair wherever a touch of transitional style is needed. A stylish white frame is topped with gray or reclaimed barn wood while one side has a sliding slatted barn door for storage. Perfect for that modern country look and where space is limited. A three-season room or hallway could also benefit from this small sideboard. All shelves are adjustable so storage is easy.