5 Easy and Pretty Dining Room Storage Ideas

Display your decor and your dinnerware collection while keeping your space organized


If you look at most dining rooms, many areas add storage solutions by placing cabinets behind the table or installing shelves to make use of vertical space. Aside from these go-to must-dos, there also easy ideas that you can work on to keep this part of the home spic-and-span.

Use this as an opportunity to decorate and brighten up the space by working with a few pieces and your creativity. Here are five easy ideas you can work on—on your own or with the help of a professional:

Main photos from Liz Marie Blog and Rustic & Woven.

Turn an awkward column into a functional nook by turning it into a storage center! Carve out a niche where you can install floating shelves or a slim cabinet that can hold plates, bowls, and other ceramic must-haves.

RL Tip: Consider adding a glass door to keep it classy and elegant. You may also want to use this spot to keep some of your favorite pieces or items that you rarely use to serve as decor.

Photo from Apartment Therapy.

Your storage piece can be the focal point in the room. Create a striking vignette by going all out in terms of decor and accessories. A rustic-inspired setup can be achieved with a few vintage items, wooden items, and a table with a distressed finish.

Take your cue from the photo above by bringing in a few indoor plants and twigs carefully placed inside glass jars. Use the shelf or table to display your selected dinnerware and other essentials.

Photo from Liz Marie Blog.

To make your storage unit extra functional, you may want to create a mini bar or coffee station. Style your cabinet by adding in a few floating shelves and quirky decor. If you're setting up a coffee corner, make sure your coffeemaker has a designated spot as well as the canisters for the cream and sugar. As much as possible, choose rustic-inspired accessories to create a coffee shop ambiance.

Those who are looking into turning it into a bar can display wine glasses and other sleek picks on the shelves. You can also incorporate a wine rack into the overall design.

Photo from Life With the Beverly's.

Going for a country-rustic look? You can upcycle a cabinet to have barn doors! You can review the quick tutorial here.

For a quick farmhouse upgrade, you can decorate the surface on top of your cabinet with vintage accessories and recycled bottles as containers. If you love collecting mason jars, you can put it to good use by repurposing them into containers for cereals, cookies, and more.

Photo from Hometalk.

Those who have a limited area to work with need not worry as a slim ladder shelf can serve as decor and storage center in one. A ladder with a dark wooden finish would serve as the perfect backdrop for your collection of white dinnerware. Curate the pieces that you want to display and fix them on the shelf. Keep it from being boring by adding a vase of flowers on top.

RL Tip: Maximize the last tier by adding woven bins and baskets to accommodate cookbooks and other entertaining essentials.

Photo from Rustic & Woven.

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