There’s no better way to incorporate much-needed elegance and style into an interior décor than with a sideboard. A sideboard doubles as a storage compartment and a decorative piece. While it is practical to the tee, you can also leverage its decorative function to display precious pictures, plants, lighting, and accessories! Here is how to make your sideboard aesthetically pleasing.
Keep to a Theme
First things first, you need to figure out a theme for your sideboard before decorating. Your sideboard’s theme should complement your home’s overall design scheme. If your home or space screams monochrome, then stick to black and white decorative pieces to complete the look.
On the other hand, if your space is shrouded in neutral colours and styles, you can decide to spice things up by employing colourful ornaments and accessories to style your sideboard. Don’t be afraid to introduce matching or contrasting colours, so long as they blend in with your overall décor.
Introduce Florals and Greenery
There’s nothing more colourful than florals and greenery on a sideboard. So, if you are looking to add a pop of colour to your overall décor, start by adding florals and green plants to your sideboard. Bright and colourful bouquets are the perfect match for subtle tones like grey and beige.
Green plants are a breath of fresh air, and they complement a monochrome look perfectly well. In addition, natural green plants help purify the air, minimise stress, and boost productivity, among other benefits. And don’t forget to get a fabulous planter or vase to show off your florals and indoor plants.
Create a Picture-Perfect Gallery
Looking for a home for your pictures and prints? Look no further than the sideboard! You can prop up framed photos on your sideboard as opposed to affixing them to the wall. However, keep it simple and don’t go overboard.
one or two framed photos will suffice, as anything more will make your sideboard look cramped and all over the place (a direct opposite of the aesthetic effect you aim to achieve). You can also include a few art pieces to stimulate interest and complement your florals and plants. This “Birds on a Wire wall Art” from arthurcameron.co.uk is a perfect example.
Stack up your favourite books, travel treasures, and other dainty accessories on your sideboard. Create an eye-catching and memorable display that will leave your audience wowed and entertained. From contemporary candlestick holders to aromatic candles to mantel clocks to air plant holders (for your air plants), there is no shortage of sideboard accessories. These pretty little things are not just aesthetically pleasing but are equally functional. Aromatic candles like this Evoqua Rosemary Medium Candle have an ambient scent that instantly soothes the mind and relaxes the body.
Candle holders like the Jesmonite Marble Circular Candlestick holder serve to house your scented candles whilst being attractive and unforgettable. Mini planters like the Cube Magnetic Air plant hold your air plants and comes with a magnet that easily attaches to the sideboard, so there’s little to zero risk of falling. While mantel clocks like this Skeleton Movement Wooden Mantel Clock tell the time and add a stunning effect to your sideboard!
Bring your Sideboard to Light and Life
Table lamps make the perfect addition to a sideboard. They provide illumination and infuse the sideboard with life and light. A minimalistic table lamp like this Moroccan Pebble Lamp with White Shade helps accentuate your sideboard accessories and display items.
It doesn’t take up much space and is both aesthetically adorable and practical. And if you are looking for a one-of-a-kind table lamp with a bit of colour and art, consider the Abstract Pink and Cream Table Lamp with Pink Cotton Shade.
Keep it Clutter-Free and Symmetrical
When styling your sideboard, make sure your accessories and display items are well-arranged and symmetrical. The last thing you want to do is to turn your sideboard into a trash can, where everything goes. Tell you what, a cluttered sideboard will successfully throw your overall décor off-balance and make your space look gaudy.
That being said, try to keep your arrangement simple and well-balanced. Don’t try to stuff too many things onto your sideboard. Yes, there are many accessories and items to choose from, but choose only what matters. If your sideboard is big enough, you can choose one of each item and give ample space between one item and another. But if your sideboard is modestly-sized, choose only a few styling items.
Fun Fact: Of its many functions, the sideboard can also be used to serve and style supper. In the past, before dining tables came to be, the sideboard was used as a buffet or supper table. So if you are having guests over for supper, or want to treat your family to a traditional supper, you can put your sideboard to use!
So, there you have it! These are the beautiful ways you can style your sideboard without making a mess of things. And remember, all items and “a dozen irresistible more” are available on arthurcameron.co.uk.