Generic filters

Dining sideboard, also known as a buffet or credenza, is a useful piece of furniture to have in your dining room. It not only provides additional storage space for your dining essentials, such as dinnerware and linens, but it can also serve as a decorative piece to enhance the overall look of your dining space. However, with so many different styles and designs available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your home. Here are some things to consider when selecting a dining sideboard for your home:


  1. Consider the size of your dining room. Before you start shopping for a sideboard, measure the space where you plan to put it. This will give you an idea of the size and shape of sideboard that will fit comfortably in your dining room. Keep in mind that a sideboard should be proportionate to the size of your dining table and chairs. With Anne Quinn you can customize the size of the sideboard to fit your space perfectly.


Monticello Sideboard – Handstone – Maple, Smooth Finish, Vintage Silver Stain - 2 Wood Doors 5 Drawers – H23 Hardware

Monticello Sideboard – Handstone – Maple, Smooth Finish, Vintage Silver Stain – 2 Wood Doors 5 Drawers – H23 Hardware


  1. Think about the function of the sideboard. Dining sideboards can serve many different purposes, from storing dinnerware and linens to displaying decorative items and serving food. Consider how you plan to use your sideboard and choose one that has the right number and size of drawers, cabinets, and shelves to meet your needs. Our suppliers offer a wide variety of configurations so you can choose the one that works best for you.  The shelves are also adjustable, so can set up the shelves to best suite your needs.
Handstone Laguna Sideboard - 1 Glass Door, 3 Drawers and 2 Glass Adjust Shelves - 48-1/4"W x 18"D x 34"H

Handstone Laguna Sideboard – 1 Glass Door, 3 Drawers and 2 Glass Adjust Shelves – 48-1/4″W x 18″D x 34″H


  1. Consider the style of your dining room. A dining sideboard should complement the overall design and aesthetic of your dining room. If your dining room has a modern or minimalist look, a sleek and simple sideboard with clean lines and a monochromatic color scheme may be more appropriate.  Our suppliers have sideboard designs that match dining our dining tables.


  1. Choose the right material. Dining sideboards are typically made of wood, but there are many different types of wood to choose from, each with its own unique characteristics and grain patterns. Some of the more popular choices are Maple, Oak and Cherry. Consider the color and texture of the wood, as well as its durability and maintenance requirements, when choosing a material for your dining sideboard.


Handstone Algoma Sideboard – Maple, Heritage Finish, Platinum Stain – 72"Wx38"Hx18-5/8"D - H29 Handles

Handstone Algoma Sideboard – Maple, Heritage Finish, Platinum Stain – 72″Wx38″Hx18-5/8″D – H29 Handles


  1. Consider the wood and the finish. The finish of a dining sideboard can have a big impact on its overall appearance and durability. Some common finishes include natural wood, stained wood or painted wood. The lighter wood finishes allow the beauty of the wood grain to show through, while stained wood finishes add color to the piece. Painted wood finishes can be used to create a bold, colorful look, while lacquered finishes provide a glossy, smooth finish that is easy to clean and maintain. If you are getting a dining set, it’s ideal to get the table and sideboard stained together, so everything matches perfectly.
Handstone Monticello Sideboard - 1 Wood Door & 5 Drawers & 1 Wood Adjust Shelf - 53"W x 39-1/2"H x 19-1/2"D

Handstone Monticello Sideboard – white paint finish


Think about the hardware. The hardware on a dining sideboard, such as the handles and knobs on the drawers and cabinets, can add a decorative touch to the piece. Choose hardware that complements the style and finish of your dining sideboard, and consider the use of use of the hardware when making your selection.

Handstone Electra Sideboard - 2 Wood Doors on Left, 3 Drawers on Right and 1 Wood Adjust Shelf - 63-3/4"W x 18"D x 34-1/4"H

Lots of hardware options with our suppliers

In conclusion, choosing the right dining sideboard for your home involves considering several factors, including the size and function of the piece, the style and material of the piece, the finish and hardware of the piece, and the overall aesthetic of your dining room. Take the time to carefully consider each of these factors, and you will be sure to find a dining sideboard that fits your needs and enhances the look of your dining space.

Visit our sideboard page to see the many sideboard offerings.  After you selected the one you like book your appointment today to visit the Anne Quinn showroom, where we have several sideboards on display.  Our knowledgeable reps help you choose the best sideboard for your space.


Anne Quinn Showroom

Anne Quinn Showroom

Sideboards and buffet tables are incredibly useful in a house. On top of that, they’re highly elegant — they add a level of sophistication to your home. In this article, we’ll talk about sideboards and buffets, what their uses are, and how else you can benefit from them. Read on! 

Sideboards vs Buffets 

Sideboards are essentially cabinets that feature low to no ground legs. They’re usually waist-high and often placed in the living room or foyer. Homeowners typically use them to store items in a room while keeping them out of sight. 

Meanwhile, buffets or buffet tables are common in the dining room. Originally, they were used to present food shared by the whole family and their guests. Nowadays, they’re also used to store extra cutlery or tableware families may need during dinners. Some buffets have high legs and clear glass cabinets. 

Why Get Sideboards

Why are sideboards great for your home? Here are some great reasons: 

Gives More Storage Space 

Sideboards are great if constantly need extra storage space in your house. They can hold various items such as dishes, kitchenware, holiday decorations, and more. That’s because they often have built-in drawers and cabinets that reach the floor. 

At the same time, since sideboards look natural and appealing, they add to your house’s overall aesthetic. You can use its top surface to display other things like artwork, decorations, family photos, and anything else you can think of. 

Serves as Decor 

Speaking of aesthetics, sideboards are a great piece of furniture that stylizes any home. They add a touch of elegance to any house. 

They also come in a variety of sizes, styles, materials, and colors — you can find one that suits your home’s interior decoration style, whether that’s classic, rustic, or vintage.  

Durable and Versatile 

Sideboards are popular for their durability and versatility. They’re made of sturdy material like wood, which lasts for years if not decades. At the same time, if you want to change the style of the room, you can easily move this piece of furniture and seamlessly transition to nearly any other room in your house. 

Why Get Buffets 

Meanwhile, buffet tables are also great for your home due to the following reasons: 

Additional Serving Space 

If you’re hosting lunch or dinner, a buffet table is perfect to serve more dishes while displaying food for everyone. With regular dinner tables, it might be difficult to pass food around and see what options guests have. 

Moreover, buffet tables help with crowd control during parties. People tend to get into line since they innately understand the purpose of buffets — they avoid gathering in one space and wait for their turn to reach the food they like.

Serves as Display Area

Apart from finger food and dishes, buffets can also display other things, such as a cupcake tower or a beautifully organized cake. Guests can also put their presents on it before they join the party. 

Other owners use buffet tables to display items they want to show off, such as: 

  • Decoration
  • Flowers 
  • Artwork
  • Family photos 

And more. 

Replacement Furniture 

Buffets can also replace other often-used furniture pieces in your house. For example, you can use it as a dresser in a spare room. It’s also great as storage furniture. If you want, you can place it in your office — you can truly utilize it in a variety of rooms. 

To optimize your buffet table, you can use it as a desk, hallway decor, and buffet hutch. It’s up to your imagination how you can change, expand, or redecorate your room with this piece of furniture. 

How to Choose Your Dining Sideboard
Why Sideboards and Buffets are Great for Your Home