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Modern Credenzas

What is a credenza?

A credenza is a piece of highly efficient storage furniture. Often used in the dining room, credenzas are the ideal place to store your fine China, holiday serveware, table linens, and so much more. Credenzas are also a smart storage solution for your office, living room, or entryway.

In addition to the generous amount of storage, a credenza is also an unbeatable opportunity for personalization. The surface area on top provides plenty of space for décor, and it is also useful during buffet-style dinner parties.

What is the difference between a credenza and a sideboard?

Though the terms are often used interchangeably, credenzas and sideboards are slightly different from one another. Sideboards and credenzas both feature abundant storage space, a low profile, and a long design. They are both incredibly useful, practical furniture pieces.

Sideboards can be distinguished from credenzas because they often have cabinets extending to the floor, and they may also feature a hutch for added storage. You might also see a credenza labeled as a buffet, console, or server.

How do I choose the perfect credenza?

To find the right credenza, consider a few key features:


  • Choose a Danish design for a straightforward storage solution. A Danish piece will offer clean lines, simplicity, and unbeatable design.
  • Use a mid-century modern credenza to reimagine retro style. Mid-century modern designs typically feature natural colors, interesting details, and plenty of eye-catching flair.
  • Incorporate a modern piece to let your contemporary style take center stage. Modern credenzas are conversational and chic.


  • Opt for a wood credenza for timeless, natural appeal. Choose between oak, walnut, teak, and more.
  • A metal credenza, or one with metal touches, can bring a touch of industrial inspiration to your room. Metal is a sturdy, substantial, and modern choice.
  • Use a credenza with touches of glass for a glamorous, luxurious look. A clear glass top adds a subtle layer of texture, while mirrored doors make a sophisticated, reflective statement.


  • Use a bold, black credenza for a rich, modern take on storage.
  • Choose a gray piece to add a hint of contemporary charm.
  • Go for neutral brown tones to bring warmth and depth into your space.
  • Add a white credenza to your home and enjoy the clean, bright look.
  • A tan credenza can help add that classic mid-century look.


Whether your style is bold or subdued, futuristic or traditional, 2Modern has the credenza that’s sure to add function and beauty to your home. Choose from designs by BDI, Bernhardt, Artless, Blu Dot, Copeland Furniture, Calligaris, and many other top brands.