Lula Talley. Sideboards. February 13th , 2018.
There are many ways to make use of a solid oak sideboard in ones home. While traditionally, the oak sideboard was a feature of the formal dining room, these days they are also used as living room furniture as well. Sideboards were originally used to store china and silverware and as an extra surface on which to place food before it was served at the dining table. They became popular in the houses of the newly affluent and thus also served as a sort of status symbol. Many people choose an antique oak sideboard for their dining room as they wish to bring some of that feeling into their homes. These people feel that the formal dining room should still serve to impress, and thus choose the furniture that will have that effect. However, those who want a sideboard for storage or for use as part of a mellow decor can find good modern oak sideboard choices as well. These can include small oak sideboards as well as light oak sideboards, which have less of the ponderous feeling that large, impressive sideboards so often have.
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.
An oak sideboard can come in any number of model types or shapes. Usually they are long and are meant to be put against the wall as to not obstruct comings and goings. Sideboards are often used to hold items that are used often, or just decorations. Many have whole cabinets inside, while some simply feature a couple of drawers. What is most interesting about sideboards is that they can have long or short legs, cabinets or drawers, a mirror or tiered table top - there is no real limit on the varieties that there are available. Every manufacturer either focuses on more elaborate or simplistic types, so checking all of your resources is recommended.
In addition to making the dining room look less empty, sideboards create an inviting atmosphere which in turn makes everyone at the table feel more relaxed. They are not, however, just an aesthetically appealing addition but very practical too. Sideboards are typically used to keep the tableware at hand which helps save space in kitchen cabinets as well as the kitchen itself, enabling the "chef" to focus exclusively on cooking. In addition, a sideboard in the dining area reduces the risk of burnt food and other cooking accidents because the "chef" is not disturbed by a family member who is in charge for setting the table. Modern sideboards are typically purchased together with the dining set to achieve a perfect match but if your dining room is already furnished that does not mean that you cannot incorporate a sideboard. Finding one that comes in an identical design and colour as the existing furniture is virtually impossible, especially if you have it for quite some time already. There are, however, many sideboards which can easily be combined with just about every existing furniture regardless of its style and colour.
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.
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