How To Style a Farmhouse Buffet and Sideboard Table

A buffet can be styled in any way your heart desires and right now, I love the farmhouse look so while this post has a beautiful farmhouse style buffet as the feature you can use the tips below to style a buffet, sideboard, entryway table, credenza, dresser, and more to fit your unique style.

It's all about the basics of design, which we'll review today.

farmhouse buffet decor

One of my favorite parts of my dining room is the buffet.

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This particular buffet was beneath a hutch. The two pieces came together to create a beautiful china buffet cabinet that I just adored.

But, when we put in our silver oak plank flooring I knew I wanted a more open dining room space and one with a different flow than what I had previously. In keeping with my plan, I decided to separate the hutch from the buffet.

Even though I miss the top hutch portion with its glass doors and shelving, it received a furniture makeover with chalk paint and now has a spot in the living room as a shabby chic display cabinet.

Rather than paint it, I left the solid wood buffet au natural so that it would continue to match my dining table.

Dining room table redo.

The buffet provides ample storage and a drawer for my antique silverware and storage space for my favorite china (Grandma's Kitchen from Pfaltzgraff).

It also acts as a pantry (I have almost NO cabinets in my kitchen) which is so convenient and I love to swap out the decor on top for each season. I've also used it to create some huge charcuterie spreads.

Easy Farmhouse Buffet Decor

greenery in a concrete plant pot on a farmhouse buffet

For this early spring farmhouse sideboard look I wanted to add one main anchor piece and two smaller complementary pieces.

For the anchor, I wanted something that would stand out and blend in at the same time and after searching for an arrangement to work my display around I chose this Orchid & Succulent Garden in a gorgeous concrete-look container.

The arrangement is large (but not too large) and brings a balance to the otherwise neutral wall behind it without clashing with the natural wood finish of the buffet.

It's a lovely piece that will work well throughout my home year-round and would be beautiful as a centerpiece on a coffee table or dining room table. It's extremely versatile and this is important because I won't be limited in where I can use it next when I switch around my display.

The next two pieces are the framed art and the wooden candle holder.

I purchased the shabby chic art from Hobby Lobby and have opted to lean it against the wall but it could also be hung at a midpoint between the distressed finish shelf and the buffet. There are lots of similar framed art choices here.

The candle holder is a surprise purchase from Big Lots. I only wanted one candle holder and this one is just chunky enough to bring a cohesive look to the buffet without overwhelming the display. I say it's a surprise purchase because I had no idea that Big Lots carried decor this lovely and it was only $12.00! If you don't have a Big Lots near you, Amazon does have a similar candle holder for $12.99 that you can find here.

white walls with farmhouse shelf and decor on a farmhouse buffet

The Final Pieces

Not counting the shelf, which has some simple white thrift store finds and a mix of faux and living greenery, I have very plain lamps flanking the space. We need the extra light in this room at night and I didn't want anything too large in keeping with the open space feel of the area. I bought the lamps at Ikea but there are some beautiful pairs of buffet lamps on Amazon as well.

There you have it. Some simple and doable tips for styling a farmhouse buffet.

Buffet top with picture frame, candle holder, and floral arrangement

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