A credenza is basically a dining room table with a console table at the same time, usually one made of polished and burnished wood, and embellished with marquets and other ornamental glass displays. Usually the top most portion would be crafted from either marble or some other heat and moisture-resistant material. These pieces of furniture are so beautiful that they are placed in high traffic areas such as dining rooms. They can be found in a variety of styles and sizes. Here we have a list of some of the most stunning models.
This is an ideal piece of furniture for almost any household. Its long, curved shape lends itself perfectly to placing a sideboard on, especially if you have a generous dining space. One of the most popular sizes of this type of credenza (as well as the most common) are calling for a sideboard with a console. This particular piece of furniture would be most ideally placed on a wall adjacent to or next to a fireplace, next to an entryway, or next to the dining room table. In fact, a sideboard and console combination is very useful when trying to achieve the same effect as a credenza, but only having a small area of the free real estate.
A credenza can also come as a drop leaf, meaning it does not have a side or upper portion. A drop leaf credenza is ideal for rooms where space is at a premium, as it can be easily folded out when not in use. Many times you will find drop-leaf models with straight, flat panels, with the exception being a few that will be crafted with curves on their lower portion. Curved surfaces are much more attractive when used as a credenza as opposed to straight surfaces.
When decorating a room on a budget, a credenza can be used to combine styles while creating a single, clean look. The most common combination pieces would be a console table and a credenza (with matching chairs). If you are looking to incorporate more than one piece of furniture in your design (other than a credenza), this is certainly doable. A matching table (with or without a credenza), will work just as well as a single piece. The important thing to remember is to ensure there is adequate legroom for the additional pieces that you decide to use.
The legs of a credenza can either be straight, curved, or even detachable. If your room does not have an ample amount of space for a full-length leg of the cabinet-style piece, then opt for the shorter, curved pieces. This will allow you to achieve the same effect as a credenza with less floor space and less bulk.
As mentioned before, there are numerous dining room storage pieces that work well in conjunction with a credenza. A sideboard can be installed to replace the regular sideboard found in a conventional dining room. These sideboards are available in a wide array of sizes and styles, so they can be tailored to any size of dining room. They are generally available in wood, metal, or clear glass. However, the most popular style of sideboard is crafted from solid wood (usually mahogany, oak, cherry, birch, maple, etc.)