My Bare Buffet

Dear How to Decorate,

I have a beautiful buffet in my dining room with the gorgeous Diamante Leaner Mirror hanging above it. I think the mirror may be a little too high but instead of moving it I think larger items will solve my issue.

My dilemma is I don’t know what to put on it. I am not into symmetrical. I have one item on this large piece that I am happy with but I need more both on top and on the shelves below. I can’t buy and return things anymore!! dimensions are 72″x19 (shelves are 8.5″high)

Please help!


Sabrina S 1

Sabrina S 4


What a great place to entertain! The Diamante Mirror looks lovely above your buffet.  Your shelves are perfect for plate storage.  Place a stack of your favorite dishes on each side,  … or try stacking chargers, like our Southern Living Metal Chargers.  Another suggestion is baskets full of  linen napkins, tablecloths or silverware ready for your next dinner party.


Below your mirror, center our 3 Entomology Plaques in a row.  Place your beautiful blue pitcher to the right and pair it with a couple of our Remote Controlled Candles.  Now to the right, add our Leonce Buffet Lamp along with the Shepherd Santos.  We would also like to suggest placing our Allegra Pedestal Bowl in Distressed Blue Gray in the center of the table.

Entomology Plaques  Distressed Blue Gray

Leonce Buffet


Sheperd Santo




When accessorizing, use a variety of shapes and heights to create interest.

Happy Decorating!

Style Studio Team

How to Decorate Team

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    June 5, 2018

    Need help! I have a copper top walnut buffet. I have 12 foot ceiling in dining room. I’m at a loss. Can you help?

    • Reply

      Caroline McDonald

      August 21, 2018

      What do you need help with? We do offer free design services online and in our stores if you want to make an appointment. They can offer your layout advise, as well as fabric and furniture plans, and more! Sign up here:
      Good luck!