For cabinets and drawers in small spaces, these narrow sideboards and buffets will give you additional storage in what might seem like unusable space. Long, thin, but very functional, pick up one, or many, and seize the opportunity to use a small area for some great storage capabilities. These come in many styles and colors, easily matchable with your current cabinetry.
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A narrow sideboard with drawers and cabinets
If you’re in need of a solution that has both swinging-open cabinets for large storage and slim drawers for, say, flat storage or silverware, select a piece that has both (it’s that simple!).
Since the sideboard itself will be narrow, you’ll need to think carefully about how you’ll use it for storage—perhaps by rotating both silverware and appliances so they’re parallel against the wall. However, as you know, every inch matters—which can make a versatile storage sideboard particularly valuable.
A greyscale narrow depth sideboard with an aged finish
Perhaps you don’t want your sideboard to camouflage with your walls; you want to make a statement.
We’d recommend selecting a cool neutral—grey, navy, white, or black—to show off your sideboard without overwhelming your room. This will also help make styling your cabinet easier—simply pair the cabinet with other neutral decor, and you’ll be good to go.
A top shelf shallow depth sideboard
Whether you’d like a literal top shelf in your space or you’re interested in storing your appliances closer to the floor, this sideboard trend (with a closed cabinet on the bottom and smaller shelves up top) offers easy access and practical decorating opportunities.
Simply place your beautiful plates or prettier glassware on those upper shelves, and you’ll have a gorgeous, artsy decoration without seeming like you’re trying too hard.
A glammed up narrow sideboard that keeps it remarkably subtle
Perhaps you’re trying to toe the line between modern minimalism and art deco glam. A wooden sideboard with tiny, subtle golden accents is just what you’re looking for!
We like a very understated sideboard that’s elevated with golden hardware for legs. This amps up the geometric feel of the art deco era while offering tons of practical storage space.
A narrow buffet that makes a statement
Pursuing a maximalist vibe? Forget everything about clean lines and neutral colors, and instead source a sideboard that’s painted in jewel tones, has a detailed drawer decoration or carving, or both.
We like a carved door that allows slight access to the other side—with windows, perhaps—so you can see what’s inside. This makes storage (and finding what you have in storage) much easier!
A narrow buffet cabinet that doubles as an art piece
If you think about it, the doors of a sideboard are about the same size as your average wall hanging or painting. If you live in a smaller space, it might make sense to double up.
Purchase a sideboard with flat doors that have been inlaid with a detailed painted scene, a 3D metallic piece of art, or a sculpted or carved pattern. This adds visual interested in an unexpected way—always a great choice for savvy decorating.
A mid century modern skinny sideboard
A practical cabinet with the distinctive angled legs popular in the ‘50s and ‘60s: If that’s what you’re looking for, you’re in luck, as this type of furniture is all over the place right now!
Look for real hardwood and doors with glass or wire inserts to achieve the vintage-meets-modern vibe that you’re sourcing. Keeping your hardware and furniture structure all in one tone will help keep these older pieces looking new in your home.
Retro Glam Shallow Sideboard
Willa Arlo™ Interiors
Perfect For: Retro mid-century modern and eclectic decorating styles
What We Like: Color options
This sideboard boasts an undeniably stylish mixed-material design; starting with the faux marble top, accompanied by an MDF body with grooved channel doors, finished off with gold handles and tube legs. Inside, three adjustable shelves offer a generous amount of room for differently-sized items. Even better, it comes in a choice of five colors, including taupe, black, green, white, and charcoal with black accents instead of gold.
Need to refresh your dining room or entryway? This unique sideboard will do just that, with the intention of stealing the show anywhere it goes. While it makes a statement alone, we love the idea of topping it off with funky decorative pieces to create a showstopping vignette. Think bubble candles, glass table lamps, and ceramic vases for example.
What Users Say:
Just what I needed. It is very stylish, nice storage and was easy to put together.
A narrow sideboard cabinet on legs
Red Barrel Studio®
Hoping to achieve an elevated look (perhaps, literally)? If you have a smaller space, boosting the eye upward can really help make your home look more intentional. Placing a slim cabinet on legs can help with this effect.
Bonus points: Paint your sideboard the same color as your walls, and it’ll recede into the background while providing key storage. This will help make your home look larger and less cluttered!
Skinny Buffet Table with Wine Storage
Perfect For: Hosting at home
What We Like: Multiple storage options
What We Don’t Like: Time-consuming to put together
This manufactured wood buffet table shows off a stunning two-tone finish in either black or distressed walnut, adorned with a faux cement exterior and metal grates. And it's not just the good looks that impress - it comes packed with a hanging stemware rack, a 10-bottle wine rack, a bottom drawer, and adjustable shelves to create the perfect beverage bar. The cherries on top are the sliding doors and lockable casters!
This buffet is designed for easy relocation, making it the perfect companion for both indoor and outdoor entertaining. Of course, you can always remove the wheels if you want it to look more like a permanent piece. Other than that, its compact footprint fits perfectly into awkward spaces in the kitchen, dining room, and living room.
What Users Say:
This is the most functional bar for a small area. Love that it fits so much. It looks great in my living room.
A shallow sideboard with a sliding farmhouse door
We’ve all seen the trend of sliding barn doors in rustic, farmhouse-inspired home looks. If you don’t have the space to do this large-scale, use the same idea on your sideboard.
This has practical benefits: Since you won’t be swinging a cabinet door outward, you don’t have to account for that mostly-unused space!
Farmhouse Narrow Sideboard for Small Spaces
Perfect For: Traditional, country cottage, farmhouse, and rustic interiors
What We Like: Durable construction
What We Don’t Like: Difficult assembly
Not So Good For: Modern decor
Featuring a natural pine wood construction, this server is all about classic style and long-lasting convenience. It has two drawers for small bits and pieces along with a wide, adjustable shelf hidden behind double doors for neat storage. Meanwhile, the black metal hardware, paneled accents, carved base, and antique brown tone add a charming, old-fashioned touch.
Thanks to its 170 lb weight capacity, this piece can be used in a multitude of ways. The obvious choice would be to use it as a sideboard for storing tableware, kitchen linen, and table accessories. That said, it can also double as a sturdy TV stand (although it doesn’t include any cable management system). Some other options include a coffee station, a pet cabinet, and even a sink vanity if you don’t mind the extra work.
What Users Say:
Perfect small size to add to the kitchen for extra counter space and storage. Sturdy and good-looking.
A slim sideboard's modern take on farmhouse appeal
If you enjoy a farmhouse aesthetic with a twist, check out a sliding door that’s made out of rich-toned panels. With a vibe reminiscent of both mid-century modern architecture and more rustic pieces, this cabinet takes advantage of the very current two-toned trend to add an interesting piece to your place.
HALL NARROW CABINET Solid Walnut French Finish 60"w x 12"d x 35"
Narrow sideboard distressed pale blue traditional buffets and sideboards
A vintage take on an old-fashioned, narrow sideboard in a buffet shape with three compartments and three drawers, which provide a lot of storage space. The sideboard is painted with a distressed coat of green paint, providing a nice finish.
Featuring classic design, this sideboard creates a versatile spot for storage and organization. It has solid hardwood construction and includes hree drawers, four cabinet doors, two short shelves and one adjustable long shelf.
24504 Roosevelt 3 Drawer Narrow Buffet
Stein World Narrow Sideboard
An elegant addition for smaller interiors, this beautiful buffet is quite narrow, thus space-saving, but also capacious. Its wooden construction offers 2 storage drawers and 2 one-door cabinets - all embellished with stylish carvings.
Simple but functional drawer buffets entirely made of reclaimed wood with a bit distressed finish in browns. Each buffet has a rectangular top, 8 low square legs and 21 drawers with shell pulls of dark metal.
... » French Painted Narrow Sideboard Buffet | Available in 11 Colours
Sideboard consisting of 2 cabinets and 3 drawers arranged vertically. Construction is made of wood and is mounted on metal legs. Great addition to the dining room, living room and others interiors according to taste.
Claremont Painted narrow sideboard
I want our living space to be just as casual, low maintenance, charming, authentic (with history) and yet as inviting as this kitchen. Do keep revisiting for inspiration!
Narrow Sideboard or Buffet-61
This stylized antique sideboard is a tasty addition to the dining room or living room. Beautiful wood finish and attractive decorative details create a harmonious whole. Spacious cabinets and drawers captivate.
This sideboard from HomeStyles is simple and light and functional ...
A classic cabinet splashed with a greenish finish, which successfully improves every interior design. The wooden cabinet has 2 storage drawers with pull-knobs, 1 two-door cabinet with shelves, and a rectangle top with beveled edges.
Brosnan 39.4" Wide 3 Drawer Wood Buffet Table
Enjoy the natural beauty of authentic wood with this rustic buffet table. You get the warmth and texture of solid wood along with the flawless design and versatile storage. The upper shelf, three drawers, and open cubbies provide plenty of space allowing you to tailor this piece to your needs.
Narrow Sideboard In Textured Black and Tan
Stylishly weathered two toned (black and tan) sideboard with lots of meticulously carved details. Thanks to a great attention paid to details during the make, this noble piece looks like a real antique.
Provence 3 Door Narrow Buffet
Tasteful cabinet with double doors. Construction is made of wood with antique finish. Great for storing clothes and other necessities. Elegant design for living room, bedroom and more.
Electra 46" Wide 4 Drawer Acacia Wood Buffet Table
This wide buffet table is sustainably sourced and crafted from solid acacia magnum wood. This is a high-quality unit that features different storage options, including a lower display shelf, two large cabinets, and four small drawers. This creates a quaint, visually-interesting front design that is ideal for a farmhouse or shabby chic home.
Sideboard consisting of 4 drawers arranged vertically and 2 cabinets with glass doors. Frame is made of high quality wood. Great solution for storing dinnerware, tableware and others needed stuff.
Medium Cherry Hutch Buffet With Wood Top
A piece of furniture that increases a storage space in the kitchen or dining room. It is a buffet made of hardwood with a natural finish. It is ideal for country-styled interiors. It has got three drawers and two cabinets with doors that provide plenty of storage space.
MID Century Long Narrow Sideboard Buffet Teak Retro Vintage Parker Danish ERA Noblett Furniture, VIC | eBay
Black hutch buffet with wood top
A traditional-styled piece of furniture that is available in a black colour. This neutral-coloured product matches any decor. It features storage cabinets, shelves and drawers, so the storage capacity is increased.
It is obvious that this antique cabinet sporting a style of vintage buffet was built with care to last! It has three storage sections (cabinets + a drawer above each one) and it's spacious but narrow, with a small footprint in general.