Looking for a way to show off your china? Want to display the knick-knacks you purchased on your last vacation, shells from the beach, or any other sentimental items?
A hutch is the solution you need.
Not only do these stunning solid hardwood pieces of furniture help you to show off your favorite items, they also provide you with excess storage space. Hutches can tie a room together, while the items inside can add a pop of color to your living space.
In this post, we'll share with you our favorite hutch design ideas, discuss the many different ways in which you can use them, and tell you where you can find elegant hutches for your home.
Show Off Your China
Whether you inherited beautiful china from your family members or it was given to you as a wedding gift, it seems a shame to lock it up in a cabinet where it remains unseen and collects dust.
To really make your china stand out, avoid overcrowding it with too many pieces. Instead, focus on showing off just five or six of your favorite pieces. They can be plates, bowls, or even larger vases or pitchers. Keep in mind that you can always switch out the china you have on display with the seasons.
If you're a fan of traditional Spode Christmas China, your hutch can make a wonderfully festive, yet elegant, way to add more Christmas decor to your home.
Additionally, keep in mind that to pull the look at of hutch together, you can use lighting inside the piece of furniture. This will help you to highlight your favorite pieces of china. It will also subtly call attention to the piece.
If you're mostly interested in using your hutch to display your china, take a look at our Alvada piece, available in the stain of your choice. It has both upper and lower shelves, while also including a storage cabinet.
Display Other Knick-Knacks
Every holiday season, it seems as though you inherit more small decor items that you don't always know what to do with.
They're lovely, and you want to display them -- but you just don't know where they should go.
A hutch is a perfect option.
It's also a wonderful way to store those small souvenirs you picked up on your last family vacation. Additionally, displaying these items in your home can make for great conversation starters when you have company over.
When you're showing off individual items, it's important that you look for hutches with smaller, more separate shelving. That way, the items can look neat, instead of overcrowded.
We suggest looking into our Artesa Buffet and Hutch piece. It offers multi-drawer and cabinet storage for those knick-knacks you only want to display when the person who gave them to you comes over.
Place Your Family Photos
You've made so many wonderful memories with your family over the years. It's only natural to want to display photos of your children's graduations, weddings, and other important moments in your family's history.
Sometimes though, you have so many photos, that it can feel like you just don't have enough room in your home to display them. You wind up scattering them in every room of your home.
While this can certainly help to make your house look homier, it can also make it look a bit more cluttered than you'd like.
We love the idea of designating an entire hutch to displaying your family photos. To avoid over-crowding, or simply looking self-obsessed, you may want to go with an option that's half-hutch, half-buffet.
Our Bayport option comes to mind here. It has two shelves at its top half, perfect for showing off those vacation photos. The buffet section on the lower half is perfect for seasonal decor. You can also use it as a bar when you have company over (or just need a little pick-me-up yourself.)
You can use the larger cabinets on either side of the bottom half to store your favorite whiskeys, while the smaller drawers can hold cocktail napkins and your wine opener.
Store Flatware and Tablecloths
While sometimes, you want to use hutches to display your china, other times, you could simply be looking for a more subtle and elegant storage option.
For those items that you only need to occasionally access in your kitchen or dining room, hutches provide you with the perfect, organized storage solution.
Do you love creating elegant table settings for dinner parties?
If so, this likely means you have quite an excess of silverware, tablecloths, and smaller decor items that you use in your centerpieces. Finding a place for all of this to go can be challenging.
Look for hutches that have several smaller drawers, so you can easily store your different flatware options. You may also want to look for options that have multi-size drawer options. This way, you can fold up all your tablecloths, and store those larger pieces of delicate china that you don't want to risk chipping or smashing.
Our Sherwood piece offers all of this and more. It's an option that gives you a little bit of everything. You'll have glass storage to show off your photos, China, or knick-knacks. You'll get four small drawers to store your silverware, and then three larger drawers for tablecloths.
It's an elegant piece that will save you from having to buy unsightly bins to store your items in, or from stuffing delicate items in a closet.
It's a must-have for anyone who enjoys hosting parties in their home every chance they get.
Hang Wine Glasses
Looking for a more unique hutch that matches perfectly with a more rustic decor scheme?
Hoping to use this piece of furniture to store your glassware, alongside your dishes? If you prefer an open look, without any glass cabinets, then consider our Stowell Buffet/Hutch.
On either side, there are racks for your dishes, so you can store your out-of-season china while adding a pop of color to any room. At the top of this piece, you'll have ample room to display some of your favorite items.
We especially love the idea of including smaller flower arrangements here, to keep your home smelling just as lovely as it looks. Or, you could use this top rack to store the knick-knacks and family photos we mentioned above.
The standout feature of this stunning piece is its hanging rack, perfect for your favorite wine glasses. This way, you can show off your favorite glasses while ensuring they're stored in a safe, secure way. Especially if you have little ones in the home, storing your glasses in rows is the way to go.
You can use the space underneath the glasses to store your ice bucket, tongs, or even include a row of glass tumblers.
There's no reason you can't have the experience of your favorite bar inside your own home.
Of course, it also comes with plenty of storage space. That infamous "junk drawer" in your home? No one will ever suspect that it's hiding in this elegant piece of furniture!
There's plenty of room for blankets, extra china, or anything else you'd like to store inside.
Where Can You Find Heirloom Quality Hutches And Other Hardwood Furniture?
Thanks to this post, you now have several decor ideas about how to use a hutch to bring life, elegance, and personality to any room in your home.
We're certain that this post has you thinking about how you can update the look of your home. If you don't want to invest the energy and money into completely re-decorating a few rooms, picking up some new pieces of furniture is a wonderful way to give your home a fresh look -- without having to deal with the hassle of construction.
Whether your home's style is more rustic, colonial, minimalist, or modern, Home and Timber creates pieces that will last a lifetime.
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If you have any questions about the design, ordering, and shipping process, always feel free to reach out to us. We're always ready to help you to create the furniture of your dreams.