There’s something about a sideboard - potentially one of the most useful (and versatile) pieces of furniture you can buy. You can put wooden sideboards in almost any room and it won’t look out of place; in your hallway as a feature, to hold glass or china in your dining room, for games and living room essentials in your lounge, as a spot for towels and bedding on your landing (or bathroom) or for extra storage in your kitchen. And what’s more, they’re absolutely fantastic for making a statement if you are brave enough to opt for something a little different.
If you still aren’t sure whether a sideboard has a place in your home, perhaps our editor can tempt you with an edit of some of our favourite sideboards?
As for choosing a living room sideboard, the place to start your search is to think about what you will be using the sideboard for - are you desperate for extra storage or is your number one criteria that it makes a statement?
Both, you say? If that’s the case, the Picasso Industrial Oak Sideboard is a fabulous choice. A piece which is bound to make a statement in a modern living room loaded up with interesting decor from your travels or with a few framed prints leant against the wall will create a slightly eclectic yet wonderfully chic finish. Coming in a natural or dark colour, the Picasso sideboard will blend beautifully with your already existing furniture but is bound to become the star of the show - that’s why we love it!
A Scandinavian style is also a fantastic option for placing in modern homes. With sleek lines and light wood, the Hudson Living Kielder Oak Sideboard is great for keeping your space feel beautifully bright and open, especially when paired with white or light flooring and white walls. The large sideboard also offers enviable space for all your glassware in your dining room, or perhaps that china set you save for special occasions.
If you are opting for a classic look with reclaimed wood furniture, the Beam 2 Door Reclaimed Wood Sideboard would be the perfect pick. Not only does the slightly smaller size make it easy to fit in practically any space, but the gorgeous natural wood will also add a really earthy feel to any room. A wonderful piece if you like that chic, country look, pair with linen fabrics, soft patterns and wild greenery picked from your garden (if you can) to style this sideboard to perfection.
The industrial style is perfect for those of us that (a) want to make a statement, and (b) who can’t decide between rustic and modern designs. The natural wood of a sideboard like the Standford Industrial Reclaimed Wood Large Sideboard is reminiscent of classic, rustic design yet with the design twists of the steel legs and statement round door handles, the Standford makes for a real statement piece which will be the envy of all your dinner guests. Keep the sideboard as the focus with simple furniture and decor, or play up the industrial style with metal accents light lighting, mirrors and candle holders; it’s really up to you.
For the wine lovers among us (and there seems to be a fair few given this sideboard is the best seller from the Cotswold collection), the Cotswold Reclaimed Wood Wine Rack Sideboard really could not be better. The beautiful grey toned wood will look great in most dining rooms, and the fantastic storage space is great for neatly housing your dining room essentials like napkins, cutlery, place cards etc. out of sight! Also offering space for up to 28 bottles of wine, you’ll never run out of wine at dinner parties again!
Which one is your favourite? Is this the final push you needed to invest in a practical yet undeniably beautiful sideboard for your home?