The popularity of credenzas began back in the 19th century and since that time this furniture piece has been widely used in residential, office or other public areas. Due to the versatility contemporary credenza cabinets are used in almost every room, as they are very convenient for storage, as a bookcase or a cabinet.
What is credenza and how to choose a contemporary credenza cabinet?
By definition a credenza is a long low side cupboard, a buffet or a bookcase with a flat top, usually with file drawers and legs. The origin of the name of this furniture piece comes from the Italian word “credentia”,which means “trust” and is associated with the practice of placing food and beverages on a sideboard to be tasted by a servant in order to make sure that none of these contained poison. Since that time the function of credenzas has changed significantly and they have become a valuable and functional furniture piece in contemporary homes and offices. Credenzas are usually made of wood, but contemporary credenza cabinets feature brass, leather or other materials for a more contemporary look.
How can we use contemporary credenza cabinets?
In residential homes credenza cabinets are often used as a media cabinet. Due to the comparatively low height and long flat surface TV credenzas are a popular furniture piece. In the dining room credenzas are used as side buffets, which reminds of its original purpose. Bedroom credenzas, sometimes combined with storage drawers, are very convenient for storage of various possessions. Credenzas are also extremely popular for hallways or corridors as they are relatively small and a perfect example of space saving furniture. Finally, contemporary credenza cabinets find their place if offices. Office credenzas provide an additional working space or space for storing files.
Credenzas are available in various styles and if you are looking for one, you will definitely be able to find something to suit your taste and home d?cor. From antique credenza to mid century modern credenza or floating credenza (without legs) – the variety is big enough. Look at the gallery below to see the various credenza designs!
Elegant white credenza in a dining room
Credenzas are very functional in the dining room
Modern floating TV credenza in contemporary living room
Elegant credenza design with rustic flair
Modern floating credenza in the hallway
A beautiful home office credenza
Mid century credenza used for art objects display
Mid century modern credenza with open storage space