Sideboards and buffets complement and elevate your design aesthetic. Whether used in the dining room, kitchen, or open-concept living space, sideboards provide stylish storage space for serveware, barware, or curios. Showcasing multiple styles, scales, and materiality options our line lets you decide between timeless and tailored visual appeal or a bolder, more dynamic look that instantly transforms your room. Plus, the thoughtful materiality and construction of each new sideboard cabinet reassure you of a durable, high-quality piece.
Not sure what style fits your aesthetic and home best when searching for buffets and sideboards? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Check out a few tips below on inspiration when browsing, styling tips, and explore our well-curated line of designs.
Choosing a Sideboard Buffet Cabinet
One of the major benefits of a sideboard is that it can serve many functions in a variety of rooms. You may be working with an open-concept room, a larger kitchen, or a traditional dining room. So, you will first have to recognize how your sideboard table will fit into your space. Are you searching for a refined dining room buffet that will match your dining table? A lofty cabinet that can float between your dining and living spaces and work as your bar or additional toy storage? Or, do you have a larger open space and want a piece finished on all sides to work as a room divider?
The most common and timeless buffets and sideboards you’ll come across will fit this mold. Traditionally they will feature door fronts and possibly drawers. The drawers are meant for flatware, serving utensils, and table linens like placemats and napkins. Behind the doors, you can store everything from dinnerware to serveware to barware and your favorite spirits. The Hillard Sideboard is a modern take on this classic dining room furniture piece. When placed in a living space, we suggest styling your sideboard with one of our colorful and textural rugs to create a stylish vignette.
Tall Sideboard Cabinets + Curio Cabinets
When working with a compact space, a curio cabinet or tall cabinet may be the right option for you. Usually taller and not as wide, these pieces will usually take up less space than wide sideboards. They also make for an excellent choice for kitchens and living rooms. If you’re dealing with limited foot space, then a lofty buffet cabinet can be the best solution for you. Our bestselling Hannah Cabinet offers tons of storage space and visual impact, with six roomy shelves, a lofted leg base, and a woven cane door front. A more classic tall glass cabinet option is the Apolline Curio Cabinet with its arched shape and glass-front doors.
If you want to incorporate as many natural elements as possible, we suggest searching for a wooden sideboard. Depending on their finish and construction, they can sit back to almost any home décor style—coastal California, elevated minimalism, or sleek and modern. Plus, if your room has light or white tones throughout the décor, a darker finish allows you to create a contrasting appeal that will set the sideboard buffet apart from the rest of the room. Try the Siegel Sideboard for its clean lines and mid-toned wood finish.
Modern Buffet Cabinets
If you want a modern look, Lulu and Georgia curates a standout selection of stylish and sleek sideboard cabinets. We think a key is paring down your choice to a darker-toned finish and minimalist silhouette to give your space an industrial, clean-lined feel, such as the Rosamonde Sideboard. Pair your dining room buffet with a set of our polished and sculptural wall sconces to truly complete the look of a chic, modern dining space.
Rattan + Cane Sideboards
Choosing a natural material like rattan or cane for your buffet furniture can create a wide variety of looks. You may opt for a streamlined and curved cabinet while still maintaining a modern look, or you might select a wood sideboard with woven door fronts made from rattan or cane for lots of rustic appeal. Great rattan or cane sideboard options include the Hannah Sideboard, the Philene Sideboard, the Margot Sideboard, and the Islay Sideboard.
Small Sideboards + Cabinets
We recognize that for a lot of customers, a defined dining space isn't possible. Whether in apartments with just enough room for a bistro table and small-scale piece or a sideboard cabinet in your living room that is multifunctional, we have options that fit your style and space. With its beautifully grained teak wood frame and artisan handcrafted door fronts, the Sian Small Cabinet, this petite sideboard adds a tailored look to your dining room, living room, or entryway. Or try the Malcolm Small Curio Cabinet to show off collectibles and decor.
However and wherever you decide to style it, remember that your buffet furniture allows you the flexibility to showcase your design aesthetic. Sideboards are an everyday essential that provide endless function while enriching your home's style and helping to anchor the space they are in. Finish your look with our well-curated line of versatile and comfortable dining chairs and a statement-making dining table.
When you shop online for a sideboard at Lulu and Georgia, you’ll find pieces that will define and elevate the style of your home. Whether you are looking to find a sleek curio cabinet to make a statement or a streamlined wooden dining room buffet, we have a selection curated by design style, scale, and finish to choose from. Check out our Dining Room Shop by Room page for more ideas on how to create stylish everyday dining spaces.Show Less