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A sideboard is typically a waist-high elongated table or cabinet that is used as an accessory to decorate dining rooms, living rooms, and hallways. Sideboards usually have a flat top and often feature drawers and shelves. Dating back to the 18th and 19th century, this furniture piece became a desirable accessory to any dining area as they were a sign of prosperity. Often crafted out of woods, such as walnut or ashwood, the sideboard more than desirable became an incredible usefull furniture piece in home decor.
In order to place it wisely and using the most trendy wood this year, we prepared you an article on how to choose the perfect walnut sideboard. With no more delay, take not of the 5 tips for choosing a walnut sideboard to your home decor.
1. The Walnut Sideboard Purpose
Decide what purpose the walnut sideboard would serve. If it is meant to create additional storage space, then look for a sideboard that has cupboards to provide ample storage space. However, if the sideboard will be used to display ornaments and other valuables, it should have enough shelves for this purpose. Furthermore, the purpose also determines the size of the sideboard.
2. The Walnut Sideboard Size
If the size of the walnut sideboard is too big, it may not fit in its new intended home, or it could look out of place in the room. On the other hand, a small sideboard could end up looking cluttered with too many displays. The size will be dependent on the sideboard’s location.
3. Where to Place the Walnut Sideboard
Traditionally, a sideboard is kept in the dining room to make it easy to serve food, which is kept on the flat surface of the sideboard. However, modern sideboards can be kept in hallways, living room or even bedrooms. Therefore, decide on the location and then measure the space to ensure that the correct size is found.
4. The Walnut Sideboard Finish
A walnut sideboard can be stained or have its natural colour. If a stained walnut sideboard is prefered, the colour should be co-ordinated with the rest of the furniture in the room. When walnut wood is left natural, it can come in a variety of natural colours, such as black, white, and brown. A well-made walnut sideboard should have a satin-like finish to it.
5. The Craftmanship of the Walnut Sideboard
Modern sideboards have a wide variety of characteristics that include creative designs, lavish inlays, and they are often adorned with ornamental and decorative accessories. Walnut sideboards give the home an elegant and traditional feel. Walnut is a hardwood that can be found in various types, most commonly English and black walnut.
By now you should have some better ideas for choosing the perfect walnut sideboard for your home decor. For us, at BRABBU, we really loved the mid century modern living room set above, with that walnut sideboard. What about you? Share with us your perfects living room set!
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