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Purchasing A Sideboard Buying Guide

Sideboards are essential to your dining or living room space as they offer vast amounts of storage that keeps your home neat and tidy. The perfect sideboard should create an attractive look and compliment other furniture pieces within your room. There are two methods of thought when purchasing a Sideboard.


What Style Do I Need?

Don’t Match
Whether it’s modern furniture or the country living look you’re creating, offering a contrasting look in your room allows you to provide a wow factor in your home. Choosing a sideboard that is different in colour or style makes the sideboard stand out and becomes the focus of attention in your room. You could;
•    Introduce different colours to create a wow factor in your room
•    Introduce different handles to create a unique look
•    Place your sideboard alongside non dining furniture such as sofas for a contrasting look


Matching furniture will create a coordinated look in your room which will compliment your furniture. You don’t need to place the matching furniture in the same room; you can introduce your sideboard in your living room to continue the identical look
•    Introduce different coloured soft furnishings or lighting to create a contrasting look, or
•    Introduce similar themed furniture to continue a coordinated look


What Size Sideboard Do I Need?

It is vital you choose the correct size, not only does it have to fit within your designated space but your sideboard must not dwarf other furniture in your room. Your sideboard should compliment other pieces of furniture, however having enough space to store your items is vital.
Ensure you have enough space to put party plates or vases in alongside your best cutlery set and dinnerware accessories. Maybe an all door sideboard suits your storage requirements or do you require door & drawers together.


Will I Use My Sideboard?

This is soley dependent on how much storage space you require and what you store within your sideboard. Make sure you have easy access to frequently used items and store items in the correct place, for example vases within the vase cupboard and all your cutlery & accessories together making your life easier.

What else can I use my Sideboard for?
We have discussed how sideboards compliment your furniture and hide all your dinner accessories out of sight however Sideboards are perfect for showing off other home essentials. Placing vases, picture frames, books or candles on your sideboard surface top makes your room more homely. Whilst entertaining, placing food or using your sideboard as a buffet area can add vital additional dining space due its vast surface top.
•    Placing different colour scheme accessories on the sideboard surface top will provide an impact look
•    Introducing photos or candles can create a home comfort factor, alternatively placing artwork on the wall above your sideboard can provide a focal point in the room


Caring For Your Furniture

Cleaning your furniture every time after use will ensure the longevity of it, in most cases simply use a damp cloth. Protect your sideboard from spillages and heat by using placemats and coasters, should anything spill clean it immediately. Over time, natural or solid wood will feature wear, just use wax to maintain its lusture.


Measuring Up

At all our products detail the dimensions within the product description however using a tape measure always helps you to visualize the furniture in your space. You can also measure your dining area by placing newspaper sheets on the floor, an old trick but one that always works!


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