Do you have a sideboard in your home that you need help determining how to style? Today, we’re sharing tips on how to style a sideboard to make the most of this piece of furniture as part of your overall interior design aesthetic. Whether you use it as a catch-all for keys and mail or fill it with stylish decorative items, you can create a beautiful, organized sideboard.
- Consider the Function of the Sideboard. A piece of furniture should have a purpose, and the sideboard is no exception. If you plan to have one in your entryway, you might want to have a bowl or plate for your keys, a basket for the mail, and a mirror to have one more look at yourself before you go out the door. If you are using the sideboard as extra storage in the dining room, you may want to leave more of the surface open for serving Sunday roasts or setting up a brunch buffet.
- Add Light to the Sideboard. A huge part of interior design is using light to accentuate what you already have in your home. Whether used in the entryway, living area, or dining room, a sideboard needs a lamp. The added lighting can give the room a more inviting feel, and it will showcase the items you want to display. Place tall and thin lamps with small shades on either end of the sideboard. This arrangement allows special items, artwork, or a mirror to fill the middle section.
- Add Decorative Items with Intention. You want to add style to your sideboard, not just place things randomly. We recommend grouping items into threes, so items look deliberately placed. For example, you could group three photo frames with the same finish but with slightly different sizes and styles.
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