Sideboards offer more than just good looks gallery

GlobeWest Como Facet buffet $3485 from Soren Liv, sminteriors.co.nz.
GLOBEWEST

GlobeWest Como Facet buffet $3485 from Soren Liv, sminteriors.co.nz.

Sideboards are the perfect combination of beauty and function in furniture.

That's the opinion of mid-century furniture expert Emma Eagle of Mr Bigglesworthy. Eagle says sideboards are typical of the 1950s to 70s, when longer, lower and more linear furniture became sought-after. 

Although sideboards were originally intended for the dining room, they're right at home in the living room, spacious entranceways and offices.

This mid-century palisander sideboard by Ib Kofod-Larsen works well in the space between the dining room and kitchen.
KATE CLARIDGE

This mid-century palisander sideboard by Ib Kofod-Larsen works well in the space between the dining room and kitchen.

The low profile of sideboards makes them ideal to hold a TV or sound system or top with your favourite homeware.

"We usually recommend sideboards be styled sparingly; they look best when they contain clutter, not display clutter."  

Sideboards have ample storage so they are perfect for hiding things you don't want to display, especially when guests are coming over and you want a quick tidy up, says Eagle.

Choose your few favourite items to style on your sideboard and store the rest in it, says Eagle.
JANE USSHER

Choose your few favourite items to style on your sideboard and store the rest in it, says Eagle.

We've rounded up a few of the best sideboards in stores now: 

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Giorgetti Dia cabinet $30,360 from ECC, ecc.co.nz.
ECC

Giorgetti Dia cabinet $30,360 from ECC, ecc.co.nz.

Wyatt buffet $1499 from Freedom, freedomfurniture.co.nz.
FREEDOM FURNITURE

Wyatt buffet $1499 from Freedom, freedomfurniture.co.nz.

Danish rosewood credenza $3450 from Mr Bigglesworthy, mrbigglesworthy.co.nz.
MR BIGGLESWORTHY

Danish rosewood credenza $3450 from Mr Bigglesworthy, mrbigglesworthy.co.nz.

Mayfair sideboard $6467 from Trenzseater, trenzseater.com.
TRENZSEATER

Mayfair sideboard $6467 from Trenzseater, trenzseater.com.

 - NZ House & Garden

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