There comes a time in every adult’s life - no matter how hipster you may be - where the growing collection of plates and teacups you only use ‘for special occasions’ need a place to live in your home. You can’t keep them in the same shelf as your World’s Best Sister mug, but you also don’t want to hide them away in a dusty old cupboard where they’ll quickly be forgotten. Enter: the china cabinet.
Yes, we know what you’re thinking. Aren’t china cabinets for old people with outdated decor tastes? While these decor cabinets, also sometimes known as dining room hutches, are certainly associated with design trends of the past, they actually serve a functional purpose in providing you with additional storage and serving space. China cabinets are also a great way to add a touch of vintage charm or color into your kitchen or dining room.
We think it’s high time for the return of the china cabinet, so we’ve put together this list of our favorites.
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Odetta Storage Cabinet
odetta storage cabinet
Featuring display shelves and marble-topped cabinets, this substantial storage piece a welcome addition to any transitional living room, dining room, or kitchen.
The Odetta Storage Cabinet from Anthropologie has both shelving and serving space, featuring a marble-topped cabinet with two drawers and three spacious and adjustable display shelves. The textured wooden cabinet has a rustic yet contemporary appeal thanks to the brass and lucite knobs that transform the piece from simple to stylish.
- Poplar and engineered hardwood storage cabinet in a textured touchwood finish
- Includes three adjustable shelves, two drawers, cabinet storage and one cord escape
- Legs are removable
Lilly China Cabinet
lilly china cabinet
Discover a unique blend of solid acacia wood, oak veneer, and gold accents which radiates a bold eclectic style.
Bold and traditional, the Lily China Cabinet will work perfectly in a formal dining room or as a storage unit in a classic office or lounge space. This solid wood and oak veneer blend cabinet has ample space for both displaying and storing, with two large drawers and three shelves behind sliding glass doors.
- Solid acacia frame with oak veneer panels
- Two sliding glass doors with three shelves
- Two large drawers for extra storage
Boston Loft Mahogany Oak Cabinet
mahogany oak china cabinet
The rich finish complements the simple straightforward design with tall vertical panes and decorative arch top
Your fanciest collectables now have the perfect display space thanks to the Mahogany Oak China Cabinet from Boston Loft Furnishings. There will be no chipped mugs or plastic plates in this lighted cabinet: it has mirrors on both back edges so you can see your items from every angle with the added lighting. The corner piece has a certain old-world charm thanks to the rich mahogany finish and decorative arch top.
- Constructed of birch and MDF with birch veneer
- Two cabinets behind glass panels that feature two and one adjustable shelves respectively
ACME Furniture Oak Pine China Cabinet
ragenardus vintage oak pine chine cabinet
This pine cabinet with oak finish is big enough to fit your every china plate and curio collectible.
There is nothing subtle or modern about this china cabinet from ACME Furniture - it is pure vintage opulence. The pine cabinet with oak finish is big enough to fit your every china plate and curio collectible with its two large shelves, extra cabinet storage, and three drawers. The shelves, which are behind glass doors, are also lit by a subtle touch light.
- Pine with an oak finish
- Hutch features a touch light
- Four glass doors with two shelves
- Three drawers
Carson Carrington Ry China Cabinet
carson carrington ry china cabinet
Inspired by the tranquility of Ry, a small Danish city - White represents the Scandinavian spring light and black illustrates the rich soil.
The Carson Carrington Ry cabinet is another example of minimalist perfection. Inspired by the tranquility of a small Danish city, the Ry cabinet has a two-tone inner frame that emulates the natural elements of a Scandinavian spring. The cabinet has one drawer on the left side, above which an open shelf is covered by a glass door for decorative displays. The other side of the cabinet has concealed storage space behind a solid door. This stunning cabinet is available in a variety of neutral colorways.
- Two doors
- Four adjustable shelves, three fixed shelves, and one drawer for storage
- Solid wood legs and metal handles
Strick & Bolton Chevron Storage Cabinet
strick & bolton 68-inch chevron storage cabinet
Unique, modern, bohemian, stunning - this 68-inch tall storage cabinet is everything.
Versatile, contemporary, and practical, the Chevron Storage Cabinet has everything you need from a simple storage unit. The cabinet comes in two wooden finishes - either a light birch or darker walnut - so you can tailor the design to your style. The top half of the cabinet has two shelves that are covered by glass panels, while the bottom half features chevron-detailed doors that conceal three additional shelves.
- One fixed shelf and two adjustable shelves
- One adjustable/reversible bottle storage shelf
Grayson Storage Cabinet
grayson storage cabinet
Rustic curio cabinet with farmhouse-style details, curating a standout storage console for your favorite pieces.
This beautiful cabinet from Urban Outfitters has standout slanted wooden pieces that accent the glass panels of the two-door design, creating a bold display before you’ve even filled it with your items. The cabinet, which has five adjustable shelves behind the accent doors, is available in either a rustic natural wood or rich navy finish. The navy cabinet is the perfect way to bring a bit of subtle color into your home!
- Two-door storage cabinet with glass display doors
- Five adjustable shelves
- Removable legs
Jaliyah Yellow 2-door China Cabinet
jaliyah yellow 2-door china cabinet
This two-door cabinet boasts plenty of shelving to showcase your grandma's heirloom china or your favorite collectibles.
Show off your favorite china or other collectibles in this retro Jaliyah cabinet. This two-toned yellow and brown cabinet has a distinctly 70s feel about it, making it perfect for a hipster who dreams of the glory days of rock. The cabinet features two clear glass doors that conceal three shelves, and the bottom half of the cabinet has two drawers for additional storage.
- Two glass doors with three shelves
- Two drawers
Ralph Glass Cabinet, Oak & Teal
ralph glass cabinet
This great looking Ralph got plenty of storage, giving you extra space for your things.
This is not your mother’s china cabinet! The Ralph Cabinet is everything the modern hipster would want from a china cabinet - lots of shelves, drawers, and a sleek, modern design. This cabinet has classic wooden doors that are contrasted by the deep teal cabinet frame for a bold and sophisticated touch of glamour. The cabinet itself is effortlessly simple and clean-lined, but the contrasting tones and ample storage space make it a great addition to any home.
- Engineered wood with an oak veneer
- Four shelves and two drawers behind glass doors
Woolsey Lighted Corner Curio Cabinet
woolsey lighted corner curio cabinet
This corner curio cabinet houses all of that as it saves you space!
Shine a (literal) light on your favorite collectibles in this corner cabinet from Andover Mills. The classic corner unit has all the space you need to put your best items on display behind glass doors and also has an integrated light system with backing mirrors to take it to the next level. You can easily fit this cabinet into an unused corner, making it a great addition to smaller rooms.
- Five shelves behind glass doors with magnetic catches
One Allium Way Deven Display Stand
one allium way deven display stand
This display stand offers a stylish space to show off photos, art sculptures, and more.
This farmhouse-style cabinet has a beautiful rustic charm about it. The cabinet offers stylish space to put your best items on display, with an antique white finish that is contrasted by natural wooden accents. The cabinet itself is spacious, with four sturdy shelves that sit behind clear doors with window-style designs.
- Four adjustable shelves behind two glass doors
Nohemi China Cabinet
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Stow your stemware and display your dinner plates in this traditional three-shelf cabinet.
Beautiful and functional, this Gracie Oaks Nohemi cabinet would be a showstopper in any dining room. The counter-style bottom half of the cabinet offers ample storage space behind concealed wooden doors and also features two simple drawers, while the top half has two shelves for display purposes. This particular cabinet would be wonderful for entertainers, as it can hold all your crockery and cutlery for hosting a dinner party.
- Storage counter with two drawers and two shelves behind doors
- Two additional shelves above the counter space
Mason Storage Cabinet
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Elegant standout storage cabinet made from MDF and birch wood veneer.
Mid-century decor lovers will want this sleek yet bohemian china cabinet from Urban Outfitters. The elegant storage space, which comes in a natural wood, bright green or black finish, features three interior shelves and two drawers behind two glass doors. The cabinet has a beautiful arched silhouette that stands out from other typical china cabinets.
- Three shelves and two drawers behind two glass doors