Vallee Sideboard October 15th, 2017 - 13:18:45
Minimalistic style that used to be popular only until recently is ideal for smaller dining rooms because it helps save space, creates an illusion of larger space than it really is and is easily combined with modern furniture. However, many home owners have also discovered that it can be very impractical and sort of cold. This may not be as noticeable in small-sized dining rooms which have little space for anything other than a table and a few chairs but it is obvious in generous-sized rooms as it can create an appearance of emptiness and make the room look kind of incomplete.
The Hepplewhite sideboard would have been used to store silver ware, dinnerware and other dining accoutrements. Modern Sideboards can be used in exactly the same way as the grand Hepplewhite and Chippendale (he also got in on the act) pieces. In the years from 1770, no dining room would have been considered complete without Sideboards. We may not have the grand dining style of the Hepplewhite and Chippendale era, but there is absolutely no reason why we shouldnt have one in modern homes today.
Oak sideboards also come in such a variety of sizes and styles that you are sure to find something to suit your room and the dimensions of the space you have. There is such a variety of styles from the ultra modern and boxy to the more ornate and specialist, so something will catch your eye when you start looking. What you will find in many peoples homes is they dont just limit the sideboard to the dining space, I have seen them used for storage under stairs and in lounges. Sideboards are very versatile pieces of furniture because of the range of styles they come in. Some of the more rustic styles of Oak sideboards are very popular because of the look they have and the storage space they offer.
The beauty of natural wood is something we all should have in our homes and with oak, you get just that. Something can be beautiful to look at and be very practical to have, and oak sideboards are certainly that rare combination. If you want the full entertaining dining experience then a matching table, chairs and sideboard are a must. For those wine connoisseurs out there you can even get sideboards with built in wine racks, how cool would that look and how impressed would your guests be! You dont have to match your table to your sideboard or vice versa as mixing and matching styles and colours of wood can work equally well.