Dining room storage may seem low on your storage priority list, but dining rooms often mean extra dishes, tablecloths, platters, and plenty of other things that need to have a a place to go. These are some of our favorite dining room storage ideas, no matter your style.
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Use Specialty Storage
Bring in all types of storage to your dining room, including specialty storage like wine coolers and bar cabinets. Look for a wine cooler that will fit in well with your dining room to ensure it doesn't clash.Continue to 2 of 30 below.
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Cabinetry isn't just for kitchens—use cabinetry in the dining room to store extra dishes, table linens, and anything else you may need.Continue to 3 of 30 below.
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Add a Sideboard
When in doubt, a small sideboard can provide plenty of dining room storage. Look for one that matches your decor and dining table to add plenty of style.Continue to 4 of 30 below.
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The world of dining room storage—and all the hutches, credenzas, and cabinets that occupy it—is one that is full of fantastic vintage finds. Look for a vintage storage piece to add to your dining room.Continue to 5 of 30 below.
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Add a Shelf
Need just a little bit of storage? Consider adding a small floating shelf to your dining room to keep a few extra dishes on.Continue to 6 of 30 below.
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Repurpose Extra Closets
Extra closets or pantries off dining rooms can do more than just store food or dishware—they can also become storage solutions for whatever you need them to be, like a home office or craft room.Continue to 7 of 30 below.
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When choosing dining room cabinetry, consider matching existing cabinetry in the home, whether in the kitchen or bathroom. This will ensure that your dining room storage feels like it blends well with the rest of your home.Continue to 8 of 30 below.
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Choose Pieces in Different Styles
When choosing furniture for dining room storage, don't be afraid to choose pieces in different styles, like Mary Patton Design did in the space above. It will give your dining room a complex and stylish look.Continue to 9 of 30 below.
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Match Your Wall
For dining room storage that feels like it's barely there, go for pieces that match the color of your wall to create a seamless, monochromatic look.Continue to 10 of 30 below.
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Store More in Bar Cabinets
Your bar cabinet can store more than just alcohol and its accompanying accoutrements. Use it to store some of your favorite decor or specialty dishes too.Continue to 11 of 30 below.
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Add a Corner Cabinet
For a minimalist approach to dining room storage, add a narrow corner cabinet that can hold the essentials and nothing more. The top of the cabinet can also act as a great place for a vase or piece of statement decor.Continue to 12 of 30 below.
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Repurpose Empty Space
If you've got an empty corner in your dining room and you're tight on space and storage in the rest of your home, consider using it for storage that will serve the rest of your space, like a secretary desk to hold office supplies or dresser for off-season clothing.Continue to 13 of 30 below.
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Use the Space Below
Just because your dining room is more of a breakfast nook doesn't mean it can't have storage too. Use the space underneath benches or seats to store away out-of-season dishes and platters.Continue to 14 of 30 below.
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Look for Fun Storage
Storage furniture doesn't need to be boring—look for fun, statement pieces that embrace great design and provide a place for a few of your favorite things.Continue to 15 of 30 below.
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Add a Wall of Cabinets
If you need ample storage in your dining room and you'd rather not fill it with furniture, consider installing a small wall of cabinets. This works well on half-walls near doors and entryways, and the cabinetry can fit plenty of things.Continue to 16 of 30 below.
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Use Storage Surfaces
When creating storage in the dining room, be sure to use the tops of your storage pieces to keep a few pieces of decor or art. This will help enliven them and ensure they're adding style to your dining room too.Continue to 17 of 30 below.
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Try See-Through Storage
Sometimes, you have no desire to see what you're storing, while other times, you want to show off your cool stuff. If that's the case, add a glass cabinet to your dining room for see-through storage.Continue to 18 of 30 below.
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Store Your Records
To store records in your dining room, look for square cabinets that will store the records with no wasted space. You can keep decor atop the cabinets, or store the record player.Continue to 19 of 30 below.
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Use Nearby Storage Space
If your dining room is in an open-concept space, use nearby shelving and cabinetry for your dining room storage needs.Continue to 20 of 30 below.
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Repurpose Bar Cabinets
A standalone bar cabinet can be used to store liquor and supplies, or it can be used for whatever else you may need to store, like dishes or table linens. Look for a vintage one to add tons of style to your space.Continue to 21 of 30 below.
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Use Small Pieces When Needed
If you only need a little storage, look for a small piece of furniture that will fit your needs. A small console table, like the one above in the dining room by Emily Henderson Design, does the job nicely.Continue to 22 of 30 below.
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Remove Closet Doors
To create lots of storage in your dining room and give it a unique look to boot, remove the doors from a nearby closet to give it an open and airy look.Continue to 23 of 30 below.
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Use Your Built-Ins
Lucky enough to have some beautiful built-in storage? Use it to store some of your prettiest dining room items to ensure it stays looking like the eye candy that it is.Continue to 24 of 30 below.
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Pick Storage That Fits Your Space
It's important that your dining room storage fits your space. For example, pick a long piece to fit an extra-long wall, or something narrow and tall to fit a smaller wall.Continue to 25 of 30 below.
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Consider How You Store
If you're using a glass cabinet for dining room storage, how you store items inside the cabinet matters just as much as how you place decor and other things outside of it. Take the time to make sure it looks good.Continue to 26 of 30 below.
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Add Walls of Built-Ins
If you've got the wall space to spare (and the budget to match), consider adding a wall or two of built-in cabinets, like Emily Henderson Design did in the stunning dining room above.Continue to 27 of 30 below.
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Store Things Near Your Kitchen Island
If your dining area is relegated to the bar attached to the kitchen island, keep some storage nearby to organize whatever you may need.Continue to 28 of 30 below.
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Match Your Trim
Want to ensure your dining room storage is functional and stylish? Paint your cabinetry and furniture in the same color as the trim or accent walls that are in your home.Continue to 29 of 30 below.
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Add a Narrow Cabinet
If you only have the space for a little cabinetry, consider adding a narrow floor-to-ceiling cabinet. You'll still get plenty of space, and only use a small footprint.Continue to 30 of 30 below.
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Add a Mirror
Considering adding a bar cabinet to your dining room for extra storage? Add a mirror above it. It will add a little extra glam to your space, and it will make it look bigger.