Gaetane Sideboard October 16th, 2017 - 13:24:56
Your sideboard or dresser is likely to be used fairly regularly, so its important to choose one which is well made so that it will last for years. If you are thinking about buying a wooden sideboard or dresser, look for one which is crafted either entirely or predominantly from solid wood, as it will last longer than one built from cheaper materials such as MDF. Some retailers offer wooden sideboards and dressers with protective lacquer finishes. This type of finish will help to keep your furniture looking its best for longer.
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.
Firstly, you will need to decide whether you would like a traditional or a more contemporary style piece and ensure that whichever style you choose will suit the look of your room and fit in with the rest of your dining room furniture. Sideboards and dressers can sometimes be fairly bulky, so its important to choose one which doesnt make your dining room look smaller or darker. Although some people avoid buying wooden furniture for this reason, you can buy sideboards and dressers in many different types of wood, and you may find that furniture made from a light coloured wood looks perfect. Alternatively, if you want to make your dining room look warm and cozy, try choosing a sideboard or dresser made from a darker wood.
Sideboards were very popular after the Second World War and a good, solid oak sideboard in a medium stain was de rigueur in many households. In the 1970s, teak ruled supreme, together with a fashion for long, low sideboards with three simple compartments. This was followed by the desire for unstained pine in everything, until folk got tired of the propensity of pale pine wood to turn rather orange on contact with sunlight after a sustained period of time. This is easily solved by buying pine with an "antique" stain already on it to cool it down.