WHAT STYLES AND SIZES OF SIDEBOARD ARE AVAILABLE AT HABITAT?
A stylish sideboard is currently very much in vogue - a quick glance at any interior design instagram account will no doubt tell you that. Whether it’s a retro incarnation circa mid-century, a traditional sideboard or a contemporary, thoroughly modern design, the sideboard is a statement piece that can really bring a room to life.
Before making your selection, think about where you'd like the sideboard to sit in your home. At Habitat we offer sliding door sideboards, 2 door or 3 door, small, large, slim, compact sideboards... Basically, any style or size you’ve been dreaming of. (And if you follow as many chic Instagram accounts as we do, that will be a lot.)
WHAT MATERIALS, COLOURS AND FINISHES ARE HABITAT SIDEBOARDS AVAILABLE IN?
Sideboards are smooth operators, instantly adding a touch of panache to your home decor. Given they work so well in a variety of settings, it makes sense that they should come in a variety of finishes. Brown, or natural, sideboards are a popular choice, with oak and walnut sideboards presenting classic options - but which to choose? Contrary to popular belief, the wood finishes in your home do not need to match, so you needn’t worry about making sure any solid wood sideboards are identical shades to already existing furniture - quite the opposite. In fact, a mixture of wood tones, colours and style can create a beautifully eclectic sight.
If a classic wood finish isn’t the way you want to go, you might be interested to know Habitat have white sideboards too. Perfect for that modern, minimalist vibe, white is also in tune with the ongoing love for all things Scandi.
WHICH ROOMS WOULD A SIDEBOARD BE SUITABLE FOR?
The beauty of sideboards is that they work in any room in the house, no matter if they are elegantly traditional or superbly modern. A standout design in your entrance hallway is perfect for popping your telephone and keys on, while the living room sideboard offers the perfect place to display all your favourite bits and bobs, from family photographs to classic novels and striking ornaments.
Speaking of storage, sideboards in the kitchen or dining room provide the perfect place to store your best crockery, with your bestand a decanter on top. Working from home? Sideboards are also very practical in the study, providing ample space to store files. This idea works well if your ‘study’ is actually the corner of the living room. And finally, if you have kids, here’s a handy tip: store toys in the sideboard. Perfect for keeping them out of view, without limiting easy access for the little ones. Also, when someone turns up unannounced, you can easily throw everything in quickly - then sit back and pretend your home always looks so pristine.
HOW TO STYLE YOUR NEW SIDEBOARD
Styling your sideboard is a fun task to contemplate; while once they held a highly functional role, originally used to serve food to guests, today sideboards are predominantly decorative, so feel free to experiment with different options before deciding which holds the ‘wow’ factor.
One suggestion is that you create a conversational piece: add a statement picture above the sideboard, then display figurines, sculptures or even a- the latter is ideal for highlighting any artwork hung nearby. Likewise, intriguing books will also get guests talking.
The above is a contemporary way to approach sideboard styling, but if you’re more into a rustic, artistic look and feel, why not stack your favourite magazines andbooks on top? Amidst these you could add a few candles, or unusual trinkets gathered on any travels, all accentuated by vintages posters or photographs, framed and propped on top. All very bohemian, darling.
If you’d like to keep your sideboard fully functional, you can still do this with flair. Add a patterned plate as the place for all the family to leave keys, or adorn it with chic ornamental boxes and use for all those bits and bobs you always need (needle and thread, spare change) but never know where to store. Finally, add some cacti and succulents. A splash of greenery will serve to elevate the ordinary.
ORDERING ONLINE AND TAKING DELIVERY OF YOUR NEW SIDEBOARD
Delivery times vary with our sideboards, yet we always aim to get your new furniture to you inside of 2 weeks. We’ll keep you informed all the way, and as soon as we are ready to deliver we'll telephone to organise a date and time that's convenient to you. Our delivery drivers will be happy to carry the sideboard to a room of your choice, so don't worry about manoeuvring it to its designated spot. They’ll even take any of the wrapping and packing away. All that’s left for you to do is get ready to start styling.