Traditionally a mainstay in the dining room, modern sideboards can make a great addition to almost every room. While more classic styles evoke an old world charm, more contemporary designs offer you some versatility around the home. Well-placed sideboards will usually take up the longest wall in the room - don't make the mistake of forcing it with a smaller wall as you won't allow be allowing your beautifully chosen sideboard anchor your room, and more practically speaking, you'll also often find yourself left squeezing passed it to get by, creating a nuisance for yourself. Make the most of the space above it with some clever design ideas or well-chosen artwork, making your 'big wall' a centre focus of the space.
Plus, sideboards make for super slick storage that you'll want to show off. Here are eight more of our current favourite bits on the side, available in shops right now.
Audrey Dining Buffet Parchment, €1,199, Arnotts
Postmoderne, €1,000, Ligne Roset at Arena Kitchens
Carraway 3-door sideboard, €1,149, Marks & Spencer
Gabin sideboard, €1,090, Seven Wood
Emmemobili Tiberio sideboard, €11,250, Minima
Tortuga sideboard with reeded edge, €999, Woodesign.ie
Doppler sideboard, €4,195, LOMI Design
Lomond compact sideboard, €454, Made.com
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