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Sideboards Buying Guide

Sideboards Buying Guide - Discover the top five features to consider when buying your next sideboard. What style, material, finish, size and other features should your sideboard have?

13 Apr 2020

How to choose the best sideboard?

What sideboard style should I choose?

When buying a sideboard choosing the right style to match your room decor is very important. Sideboards usually come in these styles:

  • Industrial
  • Retro
  • Rustic
  • Mid Century
  • Reclaimed
  • Modern
  • Italian
  • Contemporary
  • Classic
  • Traditional
  • Shabby Chic
  • Country Style
  • Scandinavian

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What material should the sideboard be made of?

Sideboards are made of a wide variety of materials, but the most common are wood sideboards, these tend to be more durable and robust. Other materials to check before you buy are:

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What sideboard finish should I choose?

Sideboards usually have one of the following finishes:

  • Painted sideboard finish is ideal for a shabby chic country style;
  • Lacquered sideboard finish enhances the natual beauty of the wood;
  • Veneered sideboard finish makes it more durable;
  • Distressed sidebaord finish creates a rustic and unique look;
  • Reclaimed sideboard finish offers a contemporary modern to rustic style;
  • Gloss sideboard finish are found on sideboards with contemporary, clean lines and luxurious designs;
  • Mirrored sideboard finish creates a chic and contemporary look in your dining room;
  • Stained sideboard finish is designed for indoor domestic use only and create unique products;


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Which sideboard size should I choose?

Sideboards come in a range of sizes from small to medium to large. They are also narrow and wide.

Staall Tip: Sideboards that aren't the right size, and are either too short or too big size can destroy the decor of your room and make it look crowded.

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What other sideboards features should I consider?

Sideboards additional considerations are:

  • Maintenance - Regular dusting once or twice weekly with a microfibre cloth is the best way to keep sideboars looking crisp, clean and desirable;
  • Placement - Avoid placing your item in direct sunlight, heat or humidity such as radiators, air conditioning units, windows etc;
  • Protection - Use pads, cloth or felt to protect the furniture surface from plastic, rubber, hot dishes, beverages and vases;
  • Cleaning - Clean up spills immediately using a blotting rather than a wiping action;
  • Durability - Solid oak wooden sideboards are more durable, eco friendly and strong in quality;
  • Prices - Sideboards prices vary depending on their size, quality, style and materials used;
  • Rooms - Sideboards are suitable for the kitchen, hallway, dining room, living room and even the bedroom;

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