Auxiliary furniture has an important function in our homes, and it is one that is often overlooked and only given an afterthought of consideration. They are so crucial to the running of an organised and orderly home that they should be given the same amount of effort when choosing one that is right for our home that we would to wardrobes, beds and sofas. Dressers and sideboards are probably the most important auxiliary furniture pieces in a home and if you are in the market for one of these, you may be flummoxed as to how you decide which of the wide variety there is out there, do you choose.

Therefore, to give you a helping hand, we have put together a guide to buying a sideboard that we hope will give you enough tips and hints to choose the best one for your home.

Do You Really Need a Sideboard?

This might seem like an odd place to start your quest, but it’s important to have a long hard think and look at your home’s setup. Do you really need one and do you have the space for one? More than likely you will be placing your sideboard in your dining room. After all, this is where it will be most useful. However, is there actually enough room in your dining room to have a sideboard? You may feel like you want one, but if your dining room is rather small, it could end up taking too much floor space and make the room feel cramped and claustrophobic.

About Size…

So, you’ve decided that you do want and need a sideboard. You need to consider the size you need. First, take measurements of the space you have in your dining room or wherever you intend to place a sideboard. This will help you to whittle down the options out there and look only at the pieces that come in the right dimensions to match your room. We would recommend that you choose a sideboard tho0ugh that is proportionate in size to the wall it is going to sit against. If it’s too small, for instance, it will look stupid, but if it’s too big you will have limited space around it.

If you only have a few available square metres for your sideboard, try choosing a piece that is narrower than most, but higher, so you can make good use of vertical space rather than horizontal space. It may even be a good idea to choose a dresser-style piece instead for smaller dining rooms.

Style, Colour and Material

Obviously when it comes down to factors such as the style, colour and materials you need to consider the aesthetics as well as the return on your investment. Fortunately, if you choose a sideboard or even a dresser from Nest at Number 20, they are only designed and constructed from high-quality naturally-sourced pine and oak. This means that not only will they look good, but they will also last a long time and will not require much in the way of maintenance over the years. Furthermore, as part of your purchase, you will have the option to choose, at no extra cost, your preferred choice of Ball and Farrow paint. This means that no matter what your colour scheme and decor is in your dining room, you’ll find a colour to match so that your sideboard complements the rest of the room.

When it comes to choosing the materials, colours and style of the furniture, it is best to consider the rest of the decoration, and choose a piece that fits with the other elements of the room. Fortunately, today it is possible to find dressers of all styles in the market. Of course, you should know that there is also the option of choosing a sideboard that contrasts with the rest of the decoration and becomes the protagonist of the room.