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Mid century vintage sideboardsOne of the most popular styles of sideboard is mid century. Mid century has risen to popularity over the past few decades, helped by it's sleek uncomplicated nature and how well it compliments scandinavian aesthetic, which has also risen in popularity.As a result, vintage mid century sideboards are poular choice for investors and families when picking new pieces.
vintage G plan sideboardsmid century and G plan go hand in hand, one of the biggest household names related to mid century 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.
How to dress a sideboardDressing 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 a dark wood sideboard 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 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.
What to 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.