Madeline Warner. Sideboards. February 12th , 2018.
Oak sideboards come in all shapes and sizes, some come with shelves, and are often used to hold such things as silverware, cups and saucers etc. They are an ideal companion to your living room furniture when entertaining guests, as they can double up as a drinks cabinet or even a place to store cards and poker chips. Solid oak sideboards come in very popular styles such as Spanish, Italian and even Art Deco, they also come in different shapes and sizes and fit in well with the other furniture. People tend to display family photographs and other heirlooms in them, they are very useful pieces of furniture both from a display and storage point of view.
Since contemporary dining rooms typically have a clean, modern and sort of minimalistic look, sideboards are not seen often in modern homes. They remain a standard feature of traditional dining rooms as they emphasise the overall traditional style and give the dining area a touch of warmth which in turn creates a unique atmosphere. But in the recent years, sideboards are getting increasingly sought after for contemporary dining rooms as well. Renewed interest in sideboards can partly be explained with the change in dining room furniture trends which put a greater emphasis on functionality. 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.
Oak sideboards, if you say the words quickly they mean very little but the reality of such an item of furniture is it can be invaluable in your dining space. Storage is at a premium in dining spaces and rooms, as we tend not to have a lot of furniture other than the table and chairs. However, good-sized oak sideboards can give you all of the storage space you need for your dining cutlery, dishes, candles, dining linens and any other items you use whilst entertaining. You not only have the storage inside the sideboard but space on top to put a music system, your iPod docking station or even a TV and DVD player.
sideboards are basically cupboards. They can have drawers and doors on or a mix of both. Often, they are associated with the dining room but they can sit well in a living room as well. Many of us have numerous pieces of cutlery or fine china that we get out on special occasions. Where do you store such items? Are they in your kitchen cupboards or even in the loft maybe. Wouldnt it be nicer to store these lovely things in sideboards in your living or dining room? You may actually find you use them more because they are more accessible. sideboards are also sometimes known as buffets, and they were designed to hold all of your dining paraphernalia. We will all be familiar with the period dramas on TV where the servants are standing by an expansive table with a serving platter.
Before you do commit to buying your sideboard; do check the space you want to fill. Measure the place you want to the sideboard to go, and then look for one. Sideboards come in a huge range of sizes from the petite to very large. So its crucial to check that what you like or want will fit into your room. A sideboard will work in a living room even as a TV stand. It will be equally at home in the kitchen where we often need more storage space. Good quality Sideboards will last you for many years, and may even become a family heirloom, thereby keeping the history of the sideboard alive.
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