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Vintage Sideboards and Credenzas

What is a home without a vintage sideboard? Achingly cool, on-trend, and functional, this wondrous cabinet style is fit for the modern home. Our collection of vintage sideboards has been carefully curated to ensure you find something in your budget, style and period. We aim to introduce you to that perfect piece to complete your home, while supporting local boutiques in the process.

Sideboards are thought to have been introduced to the UK in the 18th century, and steadily gained popularity in the 19th century with the old charm sideboard becoming an instant classic. Recently, there’s been a resurgence in popularity with Danish teak taking centre stage. The sideboard is the perfect piece of furniture to display beautiful items, add storage and complete a vintage style furniture set. All of the second hand sideboards for sale with Vinterior combine beauty and storage, as well as giving you space to display your most treasured items and collections. They’re versatile and can be used to compliment your kitchen, living room or a larger dining room.

With thousands of vintage sideboards to peruse, you’re spoilt for choice. Explore our array of vintage sideboard cabinets today and add timeless character to your home.

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Vintage sideboards for sale at Vinterior

Vintage sideboards in the U.K. are dominated by classic designs from the 1950s to the 1980s. As a result, vintage mid-century sideboards and beech sideboards are popular choice for investors and families when picking new pieces. But the creme de la creme of vintage is G plan. True to mid-century form, G plan sideboards are primarily made from solid teak wood and come in a huge variety of options, sporting doors, drawers and even hairpin legs. Whether you crave the golden hues of elm or the more maroon undertones of rosewood, vintage sideboards can give your home that pop of understated beauty that you crave.


How to dress a vintage sideboard cabinet

Dressing a sideboard depends on your personal taste and the style of your home, but there’s a universal art to creating a sideboard style that stands out. Sideboards are great for storage, but there’s an added element of display as well. Our top tips for dressing a sideboard: Match colours to the sideboard and the other items on display. If you have an old charm sideboard with dark wood detailing, you may want to go with one bright colour on top, or a gold or silver to match the handles. Group items in threes and you can’t go wrong. This could include three vases, three jugs or three candles. Create different levels. Have some taller items, such as vases, and some shorter ones to add a sense of space to your vintage sideboard dressing. Make it symmetrical. Symmetrically dressed surfaces are a classic look, which draw the eye equally among your items. Don’t be afraid to shake it up. These rules are just a guide. There are plenty of ways to dress a sideboard beautifully, and trying out different options, taking a step back and admiring your work is a great way to find a style you like.

How tall should a vintage sideboard be?

Sideboards should be a few inches taller or roughly the same height as your dining table or the other furniture in the room. Here are some top tips for buying the right size sideboard: A good rule of thumb is to keep 24 inches between each of your pieces of furniture, so make sure your sideboard is narrow and short enough to accommodate this. If your sideboard sits near your dining area, make sure your guests can comfortably pull their chairs back from the table. Ensure you can get to items you’ve stored in the sideboard while guests are sitting at the table if the sideboard is in the dining area.

Is a sideboard a cabinet?

A sideboard is a cabinet as it is a functional piece of storage that has compartments, cupboards and drawers. However, a sideboard tends to have a lower profile than other cabinets. They may have glass-fronted sections to display ornaments and the top can be dressed with accessories.

What should you put on a sideboard?

What you put on your sideboard depends on your style. The aim is to include items which add to the style of the room, and also look beautiful when they’re on display. Items to put on your vintage sideboard include: For retro sideboards add framed prints, coloured glass jars and bowls, lamps. For Scandinavian modern sideboards make sure you’re keeping it simple if you want to stay true to the design principles of your sideboard. Simple lamps, plants and coffee table books are a good idea. Or you could simply leave it bare for a minimalist Scandi look. For mid century modern sideboards. This is a great place to store your champagne glasses, vases and other little trinkets. Other ideas for what to put on your vintage sideboard UK include flowers, vases and plants to add a touch of colour. You could use candles and coffee table books to give your sideboard a new look. Or a typewriter or record player can add a vintage feel to your sideboard. You can also include mirrors, your favourite prints or use your sideboard as a starting point for a gallery wall.

Versatile, timeless, and characterful, find a second-hand sideboard for sale in our edit to bring your home to life. Explore our collection today, shop sustainably, and welcome a one-of-a-kind vintage sideboard into your home.

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