Stylish and practical, two things that are key when choosing furniture that’s going to work for your home. Sideboard cabinets effortlessly combine these two design elements, providing much-needed storage space for any room while looking good and offering endless decor potential.

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to keep crockery, tidy up toys at the end of the day, or file your paperwork, sideboards offer versatile storage potential. Our wide range of sideboard units span contemporary industrial designs to elegant painted styles, so you can be sure to find the perfect one to fit in with your home.

If you need help with deciding how to style your sideboard, read on for tips and inspiration that will give you all the ideas for how to add personality to your new piece of furniture.

Mighty monochrome

Maine sideboard

Take inspiration from the design of your sideboard to guide how you’ll style it. The industrial metal details of our Maine sideboard are perfect for monochrome schemes. Choose simple frames for black and white photos and add tonal decorative accessories and soft furnishings to complete the look.

Fabulous florals

A sideboard-kitchen furniture-cream sideboard-flowers-crockery
Hove small sideboard

Keep your dining room sideboard looking fresh with seasonal blooms. Beautiful bouquets complement the understated cream sideboard from our painted Hove range especially. Utilise your sideboard as an opportunity to style for the different seasons – just switch up your accessories for special occasions throughout the year to add interest.

Create a gallery wall

Oak Furnitureland Parquet sideboard topped with decorative accessories and a gallery wall above.

Parquet large sideboard | @roseontherow

Think of the space above a sideboard as the perfect blank canvas for your favourite art, with gallery walls the ideal choice for injecting a personal touch into your home. When choosing which prints to display, go for a colour palette that reflects the decor of your room, and opt for a variety of sizes and complementary designs to create a cohesive look.

Hallway heroes

Oak Furnitureland natural oak Romsey sideboard pictured in a pink hallway with a pink lamp & photos.

Romsey sideboard | @herandhers_

If you have space in your entrance hall, a sideboard is a great addition. Opt for a sideboard with drawers to transform it into a hardworking feature of your hallway that offers storage for umbrellas, keys, shopping bags, and more. Use a lamp to create a welcoming ambience, with family photos, scented candles, and plants for lovely decor additions.

Mid-century modern

A sideboard-living room furniture-small wooden sideboard-vintage glassware-houseplants
Stowe small sideboard | @thebrighthome

Create an elegant nook with our small Stowe sideboard, made from mango wood to offer extra stylish storage. The mottled marble top with the mid-century influenced silhouette and discreet handles works beautifully to display vintage glassware, greenery and antique artwork.

Small but mighty

Oak Furnitureland Original Rustic small sideboard in an entrance hall with a Westie dog and plants.

Original Rustic small sideboard | @our_cosy_yorkshire_home

If you love the idea of a sideboard but are short on space, our smaller designs are the perfect choice for your home. The more compact styles are particularly suited to entrance halls, home offices or children’s bedrooms, with plenty of storage space and enough room to display a few decorative touches.

Understated style

Oak Furnitureland St. Ives painted grey sideboard, decorated with greenery & natural accessories.

St. Ives sideboard | @that.makes.six

If you love the idea of a neutral, pared-back look, choose to style your sideboard with pieces that tap into nature, such as plants, and accessories made from raffia and different wooden tones. Play with displaying things at varying heights and group items together in threes to create a visually appealing finish.

Magical mirrors

Oak Furnitureland Parquet small sideboard next to a pink velvet chair in bedroom with grey walls.

Parquet sideboard | @insidenumber.3

Create the illusion of extra space by adding a mirror above your chosen design which works especially well for a bedroom sideboard. Black metal mirrors are an ideal contrast to the natural beauty of oak furniture, paired with black picture frames to tie the overall look together. Soften with houseplants to introduce some calming green to the scheme.


We hope that’s given you some ideas. For more inspiration, grab a coffee, sit back, and enjoy browsing our wide selection of different sideboard styles. Plus, we’d love to see how you style sideboards in your homes. Tag us in your Instagram using #OakFurnitureland and #GrowYourHome.