More than just a practical surface space for serving meals, dining room buffets can act as statement accent pieces reflective of your personality.
Choose a Design Concept
Before you get to styling, it may help to first consider two main design concepts – minimalism and maximalism – and how each can influence a room’s aesthetic.
While there is enough surface space left on the buffet to allow for minimalist influences, this portion of a dining room embraces standout style with bold colors and designs, giving it more of a maximalist edge.
Rustic textures like unrefined wood and indoor houseplants defy over-the-top glamour and instead give minimalism a casual, organic elegance.
A buffet with a sleek, pattern-less front calls attention to just a few accent pieces, embracing minimalism to the core.
Traditionally, against a buffet server, one wall art piece is enough – but maximum has never followed tradition – and there’s no reason to start now!
Add a Crisp Backdrop
Once you’ve decided on a design concept, focus on balance through crisp wall art to highlight your décor. .
If you’re working with a mostly-dark wood buffet server, incorporate statement wall décor in gold or silver to call attention to any areas of lighter patina and detailing.
Define with Statement Decor
Once you have an idea of the decorative concepts you want on the server – and the art over it – look for one or two statement pieces to bring it all together.
Two matching lamps, one on each end, provide automatic symmetry, making it easier to style whatever décor you want between them – without having to worry about drifting away from a refined, pulled-together aesthetic.
A large glass jug half-full with water for flowers offers a splash of unexpected – yet refreshingly cool – style.