Do you think that a sideboard is the thing to add to a dining room to make it look, feel and work like a dining room? Though a sideboard might make for an obvious dining room furniture choice, it's not the only item that can create storage space and complement your table and chairs. If you're thinking of a different look, The Wooden Furniture store have come up seven dining room storage ideas that feature some fun furniture alternatives.
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Good storage is an important aspect, not just for a dining room, but for any room in the home. By enhancing dining room storage, you are not only making the space feel clean and tidy, but you are also making more room for the extra kitchen equipment, crockery, glassware and serving dishing. If you have a big enough space, consider incorporating a larder-style cupboard into your dining room scheme. Closed dining room storage is also easier because you don't have to worry about displaying the items within the cupboard nicely - you can leave it a mess and close the doors.
Sometimes it's a shame to hind away your favourite pieces of crockery but you can display them and keep them dust free by opting for a glass-fronted display unit. One which consists of open shelving behind glass doors is airer and has a lighter feeling than a heavy, closed piece of furniture. Whether you go for a traditional Welsh number or a modern spin off - like this handsome design from our Rushbury Painted collection - it will provide a homely touch to the space. Use the visible shelves for decorative accessories and conceal practical pieces in the cupboard below.
Try floating shelves
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If your dining room is rather small and space is tight, a creative way to add storage is to use the walls. Floating shelves can be a great solution in terms of aesthetics and functionality in a dining room. Since they are mounted on the wall, they are taking zero space and look neat and can be perfect for showcasing prized possessions and beautiful objects, from lamps and vases to glasswear and pictures.
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Lots of dining rooms have that one odd corner that's too small for a chair or piece of furniture but looks awkward if left empty. Floating corner shelves are the cleverest solution!
What about a Chinese lacquered twist?
Add a bookcase
Save space with wall mounted box shelves
Think about a wine rack
All of us like to have a glass of wine from time to time and of course we need wine for entertaining (well that's our excuse!). If space is tight, showcase your love of wine with a cabinet which not only provides useful storage but the top is also an extra display surface and perfect for a lamp. The Signature Grey Painted wine cabinet holds 12 bottles, has stemware holders for 20 glasses and a practical storage drawer too.
Mulyi purpose storage
Pack two functions into one with a storage bench in the dining room. A cushion on top provides a place to sit, while a cubbie hole below can be used for serving dishes or linen. The Urban Chic storage bench would make a stunning accent piece for any dining room.
What storage tricks do you use in your dining room? We’d love to know, use the #woodenfurniturediningroom on our twitter, facebook or instragam feeds to show us how you’ve styled your space.