30 Best Dining Room Storage Ideas To Add More Style
Usually, we take the furnishing of the dining room down to a table and some chairs. If the room is bigger, it is always smart to form an eating zone and such for storage. Whether for dishes, glasses, towels or tablecloths it will ensure more comfort and organization of the dining room.
What should be looking at when we choose the storage furniture for the dining room? Should it be large or small, should it match the other furniture color and style or be in contrast with them?
Each place has its own specifics and therefore they have to be considered.
In order to facilitate the whole process of choosing the best storage furniture for your dining room, we have gathered the following collection for you.
1. All White Built-In Corner Cabinet
Usually, the corners of the rooms remain dead spaces. If these are in the bedroom or the living room, that’s not a big issue. However, the dead corner of the dining room could become a useful place for storage.
A built-in cabinet that fits tightly in the corner will not make the space look too overcrowded.
Since the design of the whole room is inspired by the farmhouse living, its vintage history and ornaments will enhance the interior.
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2. Antiqued Iron Open China Cabinet
A dining room in white will emphasize on the cleanness and airiness of the space. If your dining room follows the same design, an open or semi-open storage concept will fit well.
If you have an old cabinet, refurbish it by painting it in white with chalk paint.
Increase the storage space by fixing a wrought iron stand with shelves to the top of the cabinet.
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3. Barn Door Sideboard for Continental Breakfasts
The sideboard is very convenient storage furniture when it comes to small spaces.
If you already have such but would like to change its design to one that is more welcoming and warm, this DIY project will let you do that.
Inspired by the upcycling transformations and the farmhouse style, these barn wood doors will instantly do magic with the existing sideboard.
4. Build Your Own Coffee Bar
If you like the care-free state of mind the Italians and adore the coffee aroma, make yourself a functional coffee station.
If you already have a wooden cabinet, start with it. Paint it in a color that matches the rest of the interior. The opened part is a wooden board coated with chalkboard paint which allows writing on it.
Add two or more shelves that will accommodate the coffee cups collection.
5. Built-In Shelves and Warm Tones
Built-in shelving comes in various shapes and sizes so you just need to figure out what is best for the characteristics of your dining room.
In this case, two sections of built-in shelving stand on both sides of the fireplace.
They utilize the entire height of the room to provide more displays for accessories and decorations.
6. Café Quality Sideboard
The shelves of this coffee sideboard are fixed directly to the wall instead of a board.
The board is replaced by a chalkboard painting where coffee-themed inscriptions add a fun vibe to the place.
7. Dining Room Storage Ideas for Wine Lovers
This is an idea that will help you perfect the atmosphere in the dining room- a handmade wine bar.
It is comfortable and simple. A cabinet, an entertainment shelf with slots for glasses and a few decorations are all you need to give yourself this extra entertainment corner.
8. Farm Fresh Dining Room Storage Ideas
The storage issue in the dining room is solved with open shelves that cover an entire wall from the bottom to the ceiling.
Made of solid wood, they provide ample storage of various in size and weight stuff. Their farmhouse nuance is backed up by the wire crates and baskets and the antique tableware.
9. Farm Wood and Chalk Paint Dining Room
The properties of the old wooden furniture are valued more and more these days. The old cabinet can easily be upgraded with paint and new handles.
At the same time, it is rigid, large and can accommodate a lot of the tableware. The top can be used as a display for other utensils or decorations.
10. French Provincial Inspired Open Display
The old bookcase can become an outstanding pedestal of the French Provence impact only by painting it in white and adding fabric at the back of it.
The grey color contrasts with the white and let the displayed decorations pop out. Furthermore, it looks fantastic in combination with white, earthy colors and metal finishes.
11. From Living Room to Dining Room
A buffet in cherry stain from the Craiglist has been turned into a clean and yet vintage storage cabinet for the dining room only with paints.
The milk-white covers thickly all surfaces except for the top that is painted in rich deep brown to give the piece aged depth and also lets the original oval hardware feel right.
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12. Industrial Design Dining Room Layout
This cabinet is of open design on purpose. If closed, it will make the room feel tinier and overcrowded.
The interior of this dining room is a mixture between rustic and industrial styles and the cabinet becomes that piece that balances their influence.
13. Rustic Industrial Floor to Ceiling Serving Shelf
Use that odd corner in the dining room for an etagere style shelf.
China buffets are okay but for such a small corner they will be either too big or too small.
The etagere will solve that problem as it comes in different sizes and lets you store the special dishes on 5 wide enough levels.
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14. Levels and Louvres Contemporary Buffet
A radiator has been an obstacle for furnishing an otherwise empty wall of the dining room with built-in cabinets.
Then a great idea has come! The radiator is hidden with a cover that luckily matches the bought cupboards placed on either side of it.
The tops of all three sections have been stained in dark to match the shelves above.
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15. Make a Mission Sideboard Look Mod
These sideboards match the colors of the remaining furniture. Although you can see where everything is, it is protected from dust by the glass.
Since this type of cabinet goes more to the vintage and Provence style, you can make them look a bit more contemporary with the proper decoration.
A patterned tablecloth and some faux plants will do a great job.
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16. Make the Most of Exposed Brick
While the top glass cabinets and the counter display everything, the bottom ones keep it out of sight until needed.
The white color is the only color that could suit this piece of furniture and the space in general.
Any other color won’t match the brick wall accent and the remaining dark stained wood furniture.
17. Mod and Mirrored Buffet Makeover
If your dining room is small, you can use a trick to make it look wider. Instead of glass, use a mirror for the buffet doors.
The reflection will create an illusion of continuity and will also increase the illumination in the room.
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18. Pillars and Porcelain Shelf Accents
The cabinets in the dining room can be multifunctional.
In addition to hiding all the special tableware, they can become a display for seasonal decoration that will contribute to brighter moods in the place the whole family has dinner.
19. Pretty Shuttered Cabin Dining Room Shelf
Clean white and natural wood make the atmosphere of a home more welcoming and calming.
Following the same material and color concept, a niche is turned into a storage place for the tableware.
It would have looked quite well if the shelves have remained opened. However, for more interest, they are covered with shutters that increase the farmhouse presence.
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20. Repurpose a Cabinet Transform a Corner
A little cabinet won’t take too much from the floor but will do give extra storage in the dining room.
It is just of the right size to be placed tightly in an empty corner.
It is always smart to use the top surface as an additional storage option by placing a basket or other type of container.
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21. Shabby Chic Hutch with Built-in Wine Service
An aged cabinet has been upgraded with a second compartment which leaves stuff displayed.
It has been made by upcycling a bed headboard. The play with levels and alternating depths that allow storage of different sizes of stuff make this buffet a valuable part of the dining room.
22. Shadowbox Dining Room Wall Display
This is a contemporary way to increase the storage space in the dining room. Instead of placing a wooden cabinet, a drywall structure is made to create the feeling as if it has always been there.
The straight lines and the opened top compartment add depth to space and allow the showing of decorative elements.
The bottom compartment is closed with wooden doors to ensure free-from-dust storage of dishes.
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23. Simple A-Line Shelving Concept
Those of you who are in love with the farmhouse style will be inspired by this easy to recreate A-line shelving.
Two metal structures with the design of a ladder are holding solid wood beams at four levels.
The size and the number of levels can be customized to suit the free space of your dining room.
24. Simply Perfect White and Rattan Storage Cubby
Ikea’s bookcase and baskets are affordable and a good-looking way for storage in the dining room.
The versatility of their furniture is well-known and proves it one more time. The combination of white and wicker is stylish and flexible when it comes to matching with the existing interior.
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25. Small Space Dining Room Storage Ideas
The built-in wall shelves come in help when the space is too tiny.
This design creates interest in the room and also allows displaying of decorative elements. A good illusion for depth may be created when the back of the shelf is painted in a contrasting color.
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26. Storage Solutions for Neutral Decors
When your dining room is painted in neutral colors, you are free to experiment with the decorative aspect of the interior.
This freedom though should have certain limits. The image above is an example of how to achieve a balance between colors, furniture styles and amount of accents.
27. Sweet and Simple Staggered Shelf
This interesting shelf will add rustic glam to the dining room and will be quite helpful as it provides 5 consecutively increasing in width shelves.
The upper you go, the smaller stuff you would be able to store.
This option is very practical as logically considered the heavier items are bulky and therefore it is safer for them to be stored at the bottom levels.
28. Washed Out New England Cottage Storage
Washed-out large cabinetry will inspire with its renovated aged beauty and ample storage possibility.
Its center is left as an opened niche that shows off a special jug collection.
The closed cabinets on either side are tall and wide to store various tableware and accessories for the dining room.
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29. Classic Whitewashed Country Kitchen Hutch
This dining room cabinet looks more like a farmhouse-affected station which aims to make the space more welcoming and homely.
The wall art and the sign contribute to an easy and good looking transition to the rest of the room.
30. X Accent Distressed China Cabinet
If you are looking for a modern buffet that can fit well into your welcoming and warm dining room, this hutch is your solution.
Its design, size and X-shaped ornaments confirm its contemporary fabrication.
The reclaimed wood finish though succeeds in smoothing the modern and straight lines and giving it a farmhouse charm.