We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. Whether deciding on a wooden and streamlined frame or the chic glass front of a curio cabinet, buffet furniture is an element that helps elevate a space, making it personalized to you. Here at Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully curated sideboard collection is perfect for your home, beautifully blending form and function.
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.
Consider Your Space
Every home comes in different sizes and shapes, appealing to different lifestyles. As times change, the needs of homeowners continue to evolve and adapt. Many homes are moving away from the traditional design of having a separate dining room and focusing on utilizing an eat-in kitchen area. Smaller homes and apartments may also have the dining room and living room merged into one to serve both functions.
One of the major benefits of a sideboard is that it can work within these different types of spaces. 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, do you have a larger open space and want a piece finished on all sides to work as a room divider?
Whichever room you curate with a sideboard buffet, keep in mind the other furniture and décor you plan to pair with it. We suggest browsing our collection of dining tables for pieces to complement each other.
Choosing the Right Sideboard
Sideboards serve a design purpose as well as a practical one. While the appearance of your buffet cabinet needs to be made with careful consideration, don’t overlook its ability to fit in your space. Coming in multiple shapes, sizes, and materials, they help to complete the look for your dining area. Choosing the right sideboard is perfect for pulling together the décor of your room.
All Shapes and Sizes
Once you know where you will place your sideboard table, make sure to confirm the room dimensions before your online search and purchase. If space is at a premium, it's useful to choose between lofty cabinet options. If you have ample room, then a square or rectangular-shaped sideboard can fill up the area nicely while adding to the amount of usable tabletop space.
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. When placed in a living space, we suggest styling your sideboard with one of our colorful and textural rugs to create a stylish vignette.
Lofty Sideboard 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.
Sideboards and buffets come in an array of shapes and dimensions, so even if you’re decorating a smaller space or a dedicated dining room, you don’t have to sacrifice style for function.
Finish and Material
If you have already decided on the shape of your sideboard table as well as the room it will be situated in, then the next step is selecting the right finish and material. To help you narrow down the assortment of options before you, imagine what is the look you want to achieve with your color palette and aesthetic.
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. Here are some options for your look.
Sleek and Modern
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. 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.
Choosing a natural material like wood for your buffet furniture can create a wide variety of looks. You may opt for a streamlined and curved frame 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.
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.
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.
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.