A credenza is a functional piece of furniture that can find its way into pretty much any room. So today, we're showing you how to take a credenza and style it in three completely different ways depending on your living situation! If you share your space, don't, or have kids to factor in, we've got a way to make the most of your credenza and tailor it to your specific needs. Check it out...
Professional — Since credenzas are often used in shared spaces, this is great if you live on your own because you can make it truly yours! We styled it as a vanity of sorts with daily essentials on top and a mirror above to make it super easy to accessorize before heading out the door. We added a few favorite items on top and a bright pink arm chair next to it so that it's a cozy spot to start and end the day.
Sources shown: Benjamin Moore Sweatshirt Gray paint, Ban.do x Chasing Paper Professional print, PPL of Fashion fashion ladies print, Velianna figure print, Target mirror, Anthropologie elephant hook, Urban Outfitters lip hanger (past season), Our Second Nature terrazzo dress, Ikea dresser, Folia Collective black speckled palnter, West Elm black & white ceramic container, Target speckled bud vase (similar), Target tray, Anthropologie pink swan ring dish (past season), Jill Makes confetti earrings, Shashi multi-color bracelet, Shashi cuff bracelet, JCrew sunglasses (past season), Target clock, Target terra cotta planter, Anthropologie mini globe, Lorena Canals rug, Loeffler Randall sandals (past season), Loeffler Randall heels (past season), Target terrazzo table, Anne & Kate swizzle sticks, Bally purse (past season), vintage pink chair, Juju & Jake knot pillow.
The Entertainer — If you live with a partner or a roommate and share the credenza, we love the idea of turning it into a place for everyone to entertain! We put out fun vintage glasses and a pitcher for an always-ready mini bar, complete with coasters and a bottle opener. We wanted the surrounding space to be open enough so that people could gather around during a party while also giving you a spot to sit when people aren't over.
Sources shown: Benjamin Moore Sweatshirt Gray paint, Gray Malin print, Babyletto dresser, Anthropologie mini globe, West Elm gold abstract figurine, West Elm ceramic canister, Bloom 2 Bloom pink succulent, Anthropologie gold jack, Leah Reena Goren tray, W&P pineapple shaker, Kikkerland narwhal corkscrew, vintage citrus wedge, vintage ombre glasses, vintage gold striped pitcher & glasses, vintage lamp, Kiliim rug, Joybird chair, My Comfy Zone faux fur, Castle round pillow.
Family Friendly — If you've got kids, this one is for you! When you have kids, your credenza needs to serve multiple purposes for the whole family. We used decorative boxes for storage, catch-all trays to keep little toys, hair ties, and keys organized. Add a clock because it's important to always know what time it is! To add texture and life to the space, we put in a few faux plants...this way you don't have to worry about watering them, and your kids can't dig in the dirt!
Sources shown: Benjamin Moore Sweatshirt Gray paint, Blu Dot coat rack, Kate Spade striped jacket (past season), Target hat (past season), Crew Cuts kids navy purse (past season), Zara Kidsyellow purse (past season), The Social Type heart print, Target mirror, Ai Modern credenza, Target clock, Ban.do pink wooden container, Anthropologie ceramic girl figurine, Kikkerland pinata piggy bank, Target blue wooden box (past season), vintage white bud vase, Target speckled bud vase (past season), Target green & white canisters (in-store only), Ikea pink planter, Oh Joy x Lorena Canals rug, Pehr Designs pom bin, Target pink throw blanket (past season), Ikea blue throw blanket, Leggybuddy frog, Hazel Village fox, Meri Meri doll, Target white round pillow, The Little Market neon pink floor pillow.