Sideboard. Thursday , October 19th , 2017 - 12:24:44 PM
We have all seen some period dramas where a group of people are sitting in a grand dining room at a heavily laden table being served food from the sideboard. Whilst we may not have the servants or the grand dining rooms of yesteryears, we do still dine and need storage space for our cutlery and china. Therefore, Sideboards are pieces of history we can have in our homes today. Versatile and beautiful, they are ideal pieces of furniture for living rooms, dining rooms or indeed kitchens.
Not only are sideboards functional, but also add a great decorative touch to your dining room. Sideboards come in a variety of styles and designs to suit every kind of taste and budget. For those who prefer a formal setting, finely styled antique and traditional looking sideboards are a perfect choice. Those who prefer a more contemporary style can select from range of sideboards that are combined with different elements such as wood, wicker, metal, steel, or even glass.
When not used for dining, the top of solid oak sideboards are ideal for the display of favourite ornaments or family photographs, or a vase of flowers. Choose the photograph frames wisely to either compliment the colour of the oak or else to contrast with it. The final item to look good on top of the solid oak sideboard in your dining room might be an elegant table lamp. Small sideboards in the hallway are usually called oak console tables. They look like a miniature sideboard and often have shelves, drawers and/or cupboards to hide away the detritus of everyday life like telephone directories, keys, gloves, pens and message pads. Fine furniture is not always used in a hall, but do remember that it is the first part of ones house that visitors see so it is important to make a good first impression.
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