How To Choose a Credenza For Your Home?

Whether your home has a separate dining area or an open-concept kitchen and dining space, it’s always good to have a place to store your fine crockery and extra bowls and fountains to serve. A credenza should be your favorite piece of furniture because it can solve your storage problems in style.

What is a credenza? Is it a cabinet? The term may seem a bit abstract. Credenza, an Italian term that originated in the fourteenth century, means “belief” or “trust.” This piece of furniture was used to store food that would be tasted for poison, before being served to wealthy noble families. Since then, the credenza has evolved and transformed into a functional piece to serve and store.

Credenza For Your Home
Credenza For Your Home

While credenzas, also known as sideboards, are similar to booths and buffet tables, there are some notable differences. Sideboards are lower in height with short legs or no legs and feature sliding doors instead of drawers or handles. They mostly reside in the dining rooms for food and beverage service. But this elegant piece can appear in bars, offices, living rooms and studios. Therefore, it can be found in various finishes and designs.

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How to get started?

Before you choose credenzas to elevate your home, here are some key points to pinpoint first: Decide which room will have the credenza, then measure the room to determine where it will fit best. Think about how you will use the credenza. In the dining room, you’d use it to serve food during family dinners and store your crockery, but in a living room, you can have an old-school turntable on top and store your vinyl record collection inside. Finally, calculate how much you can spend, including warranty and shipping costs. After reserving the specifications and backgrounds, think about the design style you would like. Do you want something modern and Scandinavian or a piece with a more retro inspiration or a rustic farm style?

Choose your credenza

Choose your credenza
Choose your credenza

Economic

An amazing credenza with a price of $170? Let no more be said. The credenza NSdirect is a small unit that can be placed side by side to create a longer credenza appearance if desired. The small but tidy unit highlights the sliding barn doors for a country house style.

Classical

Italian and sliding doors? Look no further than the iconic Credenza Linea Italia in cherry wood ($599).

Combination

Combination
Combination

A sideboard that is also a buffet? Wonderful. Atlin Designs’ walnut credenza ($348) features two drawers and three compartments with doors. Pemberly Row’s Scandinavian credenza offers a similar appearance, but in modern white ($313).

Small Size

Small equals powerful as this Ashley Luxenford credenza ($319), which is perfect for smaller places and nooks and credenza.

Desk

A credenza that lights up like a desk? Take a look at the Bush Business credenza desktop in white or storm gray ($227+).

Eclectic

Eclectic
Eclectic

Infuse some off-the-beaten-path sensitivity with mixed, blended wood tones, with SEI Furniture’s Harvey multicolored credenza ($308), which includes three cabinets and an adjustable shelf each. With shades of oak, burnt oak, tobacco and espresso, the unit offers a deep and earthy color palette.

Attached

Do you crave crisp lines, privacy, and storage? The modern mid-century Modway credenza ($332) has sliding doors for closed and accessible storage and three drawers for organization.

Glass

The charm of glass furniture makes a room look bigger and deeper as the furniture is transparent. The Credenza Sauder Harper Heights Contemporary adds volumeless height to its glass top ($219).

Mixed materials

Elevate the environment with metal and wood. The Sterling Home Geometric Harmony credenza ($1,293) has a bold twist. The geometric shapes are striking with minimalist metal details.

Open shelves

Open shelves
Open shelves

Some items must be on display. Stunning glassware, jugs and pieces of art come to mind. The Credenza Sauder Clifford Place ($413), made from recycled walnut, features a sliding shelf for easy entertainment access. Or the Walker Edison Englewood Mid Century Modern has an open glass shelf and two side cubicle units ($228).

Looking for something completely open? The credenza Sauder Adept Storage ($208) has open cubicle storage with matching labels for a totally rustic look.

Transparent

Want everything on display? Wire mesh doors give the credenza Sauder Boulevard Café an industrial-chic touch ($570).