By Amélie Perrin. Modern Sideboard. Published at Saturday, February 03rd, 2018 - 15:43:27 PM.
The oak sideboard today is a highly sought after piece of furniture. It is still used as a convenient storage cabinet, but it is now found in several other rooms of the house other than the dining room. Some sideboards are being used as decorative furniture pieces in living rooms and even in the foyer of larger houses. Bedrooms are converting sideboards into dressing tables and the location of the bedroom TV set. The modern office now also features a sideboard as a convenient and handsome credenza to augment lack of storage not found in the desk.
The design of eighteenth and nineteenth century houses usually did not include much space for storage. Because of that furniture makers were called upon to solve the problem of where to keep things when they were not being used everyday. The dining room generally had one of those solutions in the form of the oak sideboard. The sideboard of most northeastern homes was made of oak due to its plenteous supply throughout the woodlands from Maine to Pennsylvania.
Mirrors - Mirrors are also a nice complimentary feature for modern sideboards. This can be especially handy in bedrooms or foyers. Mirrors can contribute an feeling of open space to a room. Contemporary sideboards with mirrors work well next to the front door, as you can double check your hair or makeup as you walk out of the house. Convenient Location - The beauty of contemporary console tables is that they can be used anywhere since they hardly take up any space. Some people even place them behind sofas, as the small space makes this convenient. This way, you can use modern sideboards to hold lights or decorations anywhere, since they fit easily into any location.
The sideboard would be the place where food would be placed before the meal. The hostess would serve each item of the menu from the sideboard. The dining table would only hold the plates, cups, and other eating utensils along with the centerpiece only. At the end of the meal the sideboard would be the staging area for any desserts and cordials.
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