west elm consoles, buffets and bars are modern updates on classic furniture for entertaining. Sleek, roomy, no-nonsense storage, our buffets complement any dining room and coordinate with many of our modern dining tables. While comfortable, useful dining rooms require good design and a thoughtful layout, they also need some extra space for storage and display. west elm’s dining room buffets & cabinets make a stylish, practical addition to any dining area, from simple breakfast nooks to formal, standalone dining rooms. You may want to begin the process of selecting your dining room buffet or cabinet by considering your dining table. If you plan to get a new table, it may be best for you to select that item first and then move on to picking out your buffet or credenza. Consider elements such as your dining table’s shape, size, material, finish and overall style. If your dining table is rustic, pick out one of our reclaimed wood buffets or cabinets to match, or if your dining table is more glamorous or formal, we have buffet options that can match that style as well. A buffet with several different cabinet doors, shelves and drawers can be perfect for storing small dining accessories such as placemats, serveware, coasters and table linens that you only use on special occasions. All of the furniture pieces in this category have some degree of storage space available, adding another element of practicality and convenience to your home.
Once you’ve got the perfect buffet, credenza or shelving unit picked out for your dining area, you can decorate your new piece with candles, formal serveware, vases and real or faux greenery. If you plan to use your buffet to serve food, you can keep your decorative displays to a minimum, focusing on functional decorative items such as LED candles or traditional wick candles in protective votives. You can change up the displays on these accent furniture pieces to coordinate with the centrepieces and tablescape decorations you place on the dining table, or you can keep a static setup of decorative objects in place to give the room an extra dash of embellishment and style.