Stylish and practical, two things that are key when choosing furniture that’s going to work for your home. Sideboards 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 sideboards 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.
Take inspiration from the design of your sideboard to guide how you’ll style it. The industrial metal details of our Boston 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.
Keep your sideboard looking colourful with fresh seasonal blooms. Bright bouquets complement the understated sage grey tones of our painted Brindle range. Use your sideboard as an opportunity to style for the different seasons – just switch up your accessories for Easter, Christmas, and more, for fresh looks throughout the year.
Create a gallery wall
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 to 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.
If you have room in your entrance hall, a sideboard is a great piece to add to this space. Transform your sideboard 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 lovely decor additions.
Our small sideboards are ideal for fitting into alcoves next to fireplaces. Make a feature of the room and opt for two matching sideboards to give your living room a calm and organised feel. The classic almond grey colour of our painted Shay sideboard adds a timeless country cottage aesthetic that goes well with elegant neutral wall colours and accessories.
Small but mighty
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.
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 grouping together in threes to make a visually appealing finish.
Create the illusion of extra space by adding a mirror above your sideboard. Black metal mirrors are an ideal contrast to the natural beauty of oak furniture, with black picture frames perfect decorative details to bring the 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.