It is often the case that auxiliary furniture is not given the attention it deserves, because it has a crucial part to play in a home. Therefore, you should spend just as much time choosing an additional piece of furniture, like a sideboard, as you do a main one like a wardrobe, bed or sofa. Although it has the past they’ve gone out of fashion, sideboards have become increasingly popular over the last couple decades.

If though, you are planning on investing in a sideboard for your home, perhaps to have it take up residency in your dining room or lounge, you may find it hard deciding between the available choice out there. That’s where we come in. In the following article we are going to look at some of the things you need to consider when choosing the best sideboard for your home.

Do you Really Need One?

The first consideration you need to make, as is the case with any type of auxiliary furniture, is do you really need it? If you have a lot of items that need to be stored, and not enough storage space already, then you might find a sideboard very useful indeed. It can be used to store tablecloths, cutlery, crockery and other important items for the dining room. Depending on the style and shape you buy, you could also use it to display some ornaments and family photos or even spirits and fine wines, if you have any. The only time we would really recommend that you give finding a suitable alternative some consideration is if you have a dining room that is rather small and you are not sure that a sideboard would be a comfortable fit.

Make Sure You Get the Right Size

Before you start looking at pieces, you need to figure out the approximate size of sideboard you need and the available size you have. That involves measuring the space where you are going to place the sideboard, but the space around it too. you need to make sure there is enough room to open the cupboards and drawers it maty have and to manoeuvre around the room.

For instance, if you only have a few square metres to spare in your dining room, it may be best to opt for a tall and narrow model, rather than a wider and shorter one. That way you can make better use of the available vertical space.

Colours, Styles and Materials

Obviously, when it comes to choosing the colour, style and materials for your sideboard, it is best to factor in the rest of the décor throughout your home and the actual room where it will be placed. The great news is that at Nest at Number 20, there are solid pine sideboards that are available in the Farrow and Ball paint of your choice. So, whether you prefer a deep red or a nice sky blue or perhaps even a nice countryside green, you can find a colour that will fit in with the rest of your furnishings.

Sideboard Function

As well as all the aesthetics, you should also take into consideration the functionality of the sideboard. What are you going to use it for? Different sideboard designs will suit different applications and because of this, there is no right or wrong choice really, it is more about personal taste and requirements. If you need a lot of storage space or prefer a lot of display space, you will be able to find a sideboard that provides you all you need.

It can be rather overwhelming when you are trying to pick out a suitable sideboard, but with the tips above it should be a little easier.