Decorating 101: 6 Genius Ways to Spruce Up Your Sideboard

Decorating 101: 6 Genius Ways to Spruce Up Your Sideboard

A sideboard is a versatile piece of furnishing. It can be used in the dining area as a buffet table and the living room as a display cabinet. In fact, it can be used in any room without compromising on design.

Most furniture pieces you see in the market look the same. You can spruce it up with a few simple tips and tricks when it comes to sideboards.  

You can find a wide array of styles and designs for a sideboard in Singapore – classic, modern, and contemporary, to name a few. Depending on your preference or taste, you can style your wardrobe and give it some personal touches to create bespoke furniture.

1. Highlight with the right lighting fixture

Add low light to your living or dining room with a decorative lamp on top of your sideboard. This will not only illuminate the room but will also highlight the decorations on your chest. These include a beautiful floral arrangement, prized china or glassware, or picture frames.

2. Add a dramatic touch with a framed mirror

A massive framed mirror above a sideboard will maximise your space and, at the same time, add drama to your interiors. Aside from that, the mirror will also give any room the illusion of space. This is especially useful if you’re decorating a smaller and dimly lit area.

3. Add an artistic touch with a beautiful painting

Hang an exciting artwork above a sideboard to create a focal point that sets the mood of the space. A general rule of thumb to follow when decorating a wardrobe is to choose an artwork that’s about two-thirds of the width of the cabinet to achieve a pleasant proportion and at the same time liven up the space.

4. Use the overlap technique

Use the overlap technique to make your side cabinet look and feel curated. For example, you can add a pot of foliage with twigs and flowers cascading onto your sideboard and spreading across a painting above the furniture. This gives your decoration have a more cohesive and interactive look and not flat. 

5. Include décor items of varying heights

Create height and layers on your sideboard by using objects of different sizes to achieve an asymmetrical look that makes for a fantastic focal point. Use an assortment of more miniature decorations alongside oversized items for a coordinated look.

6. Make a statement with sculptural displays

Vases, lamps, and other sculptural objects can make your sideboard look more of a statement piece. You can also repeat shapes, textures, and colours around the room so your artsy display will blend and look coordinated with your theme and pull the space together.


When it comes to decorating your sideboard, start with a colour scheme to make it easier for you to choose décor items that complement the accent shades in the room. 

At Finn Avenue, you can find some of the most exquisite collections of elegant sideboards in Singapore, as well as other furniture pieces, including sofas, dining tables, nightstands, and even beddings. You can visit our showroom or get in touch with us to help you pick the most suitable piece of furniture for your home.

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