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Sideboard styling ideas for home

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Gone are the days when sideboard cabinets were just pieces of antique furniture that your parents kept their wedding china in – they’re now a piece of statement furniture in their own right.

The perfect storage solution, they double as a place to hide clutter and an extra surface on which to display your ornaments, vases or lamps. From traditional wood sideboards to contemporary furniture, here are our best sideboard styling tips.

Clutter Kills

Simplicity is key, keep your objects or groupings on display to a minimum, too much variety and texture just creates chaos.

Add Height

Because sideboards are typically hidden by the Dining Room table you’ll need to decorate with items that command your attention and height is a fantastic solution.

Try vases, tall lamps, branches or tall floral arrangements.

Set the Mood

Ambiance in the Dining Room is a must have for a memorable dinner party! Adding candles or the soft glow of buffet lamps brings an additional light source to the room.

This flattering backlight gives your guests enough light to see what’s going on without having to crank up the light positioned over the table.

Balance is Key

Avoid having items look like they’ve been abandoned on your sideboard by crafting a balanced design. To create balance choose items that have similar visual weight to place opposite each other.

Create Interest

Variety adds interest, try using groupings of like objects that each have unique characteristics. Choosing items that have a common thread will create interest without chaos!

Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
Hirsch COO runs South Africa’s top independence appliance company that specialises in all appliances, electronics, furniture and bedding. They give the best deals and the best prices and everything is guaranteed.