Dining room storage is a time-honored tradition with buffets and hutches commonly included in most dining room furniture sets. These pieces still do the job adequately and attractively, but there are other ways to store your china and linens if you’re looking for a stylish alternative. Increasingly, designers are choosing storage solutions that make your dinnerware part of the décor.
If you like to curate every aspect of your home, then having a stylish dining room is probably high on your to-do list. After all, you’re going to spend a lot of time entertaining in that room. Fortunately, we’ve gathered 15 attractive, of-the-moment dining room storage ideas to help you get started on your next design project. As our gallery proves, there are dozens of chic ways to optimize the storage space in your dining room.
For some, a single well-stacked shelf will suffice. Others feel that every wall should be utilized, and they have the accessories and expanded China sets to fill multiple cabinets. We’ve got layouts to suit both camps and a wide variety of styles, from rustic to industrial and traditional to mod. Give your guests something to talk about with these magazine-worthy dining room designs.
Formal dining rooms are often where the “fancy china” and dishes are kept. There probably won’t be enough room in your kitchen to store these pieces, so why not put them on display in your formal dining room? But who says you gotta stop with storing you’re fine china in the dining room.
You can store glassware, extra utensils, linens, wine, alcohol, serving implements, candles, napkins and pretty much everything you need for full dinner party service. All you need is one, two or a few items that work well in dining rooms that store stuff (i.e. have drawers, shelves and/or cabinets. Check out our list of dining room storage ideas below.