Do you find that when you are entertaining for guests in your dining room that an extra pair of hands or serving area would help you do things more easily and efficiently? That is exactly why sideboards exist. They are made to sit in a dining room beside the table, to give you a piece of furniture that not only displays the food and drink you are serving to your guests, but to store all your flatware, china and more decorative pieces too.

Therefore, if you are looking for ways to increase the ease of use and improve the overall look and feel of your dining room, you should give serious consideration to a painted solid pine sideboard, like those available from Nest at Number 20.

In the following post we will look briefly at a number of the ways sideboards can elevate your dining room and make it feel like a brand new room.

They Add Colour

You will find that there are a wide range of colours and style available, when you are looking at sideboards. Although in the past, sideboards were traditionally the colour of the wood grain and stain; you can now buy sideboards painted in various shades and colours. At Nest at Number 20, they will paint the solid pine sideboard of your choice in the Farrow and Ball hue of your choice at no extra cost. The addition of a coloured piece of furniture to a room that has even a very subdued decor can draw attention where it matters to the dining room table and your serving station.

Beautiful Place To Store Items

While the primary function of a sideboard is to provide you with extra working space when you are entertaining and serving guests for dinner parties and social gatherings, sideboards also a beautiful and elegant platform for displaying items too. Normally sideboards only have the essential items stored on them. However, you can add carefully chosen ornaments and other decorative pieces that will add nice focal points and accents to your dining room. Avoid cluttering your sideboard with too much stuff, because you still want to ensure it is easy to use.

Ideal Storage Space

It has been hinted at already, but it’s worth highlighting that sideboards make for excellent storage areas. Similarly to dressers, sideboards usually have various shelves and drawers that are hidden by doors. Therefore, they can be utilised for storing away accessories such as candles, stable linens and other items that don’t necessarily need to be displayed. It is also practical to store lighters and matches there too, so you have them close at hand for parties and social get-together. You can even use them as a space to specifically store all your dinner party glasses, crockery and serving dishes.

Be As Creative as you want

Typically, sideboards are rectangular and long, there are no specific standards for a sideboard’s style or dimensions. If you think outside the box a little, you could find a very unique and even quirky piece that fits in with the furnishings and decor of your dining room and throughout the rest of your house. Remember that your dining room table is the focal point of your dining room. Determine by how much you want any sideboard you invest in to stand out or complement your table.

As you can see from the above, sideboards can be of great benefit to your dining room and home in general. By having a space for storage, display and also serving you can free up other parts of your home, such as your kitchen cupboards, making better use of the available space you have throughout.