They fell out of vogue for quite some time, but the trend for vintage designs brought back sideboards with it and besides…they’re just so useful, aren’t they? Our five favourite vintage-style sideboards prove that this versatile piece of furniture deserves a place in your living room!
Twiggy Orange and White ’60s Style 4-door Sideboard – £250.50, Maisons du Monde
We start with an instant mood-lifter: the Twiggy white and orange four-door sideboard from Maisons du Monde. With its cubic form, relief patterns and rounded edges, it simply screams retro ’60s style and will add cheer to your everyday life with its pop art stylings and bright colour scheme. It’ll fit right into any Swinging London boutique…or indeed your living room! As functional as it is striking, it houses eight useful compartments in its 114 by 111cm frame.
Mid-Century Small Sideboard – £660, West Elm
With a rather more sober take on retro style, but no less deserving of attention, West Elm’s mid-century small sideboard draws its inspiration from timeless Scandinavian designs of the ’50s and ’60s. This can most clearly be seen in its silhouette, with its slim legs and bevelled edges. It may have a streamlined shape, but it has plenty of space, with three drawers and a cabinet with a single door. It’s finished with handles in an antique bronze finish.
This isn’t just any vintage-style sideboard…it’s an M&S art deco-style sideboard! We absolutely love the Carraway range, which includes an equally glamorous drinks cabinet. Both are in the sale, so there’s never been a better time to add them to your collection. The fold-out doors on this sideboard have been spray-lacquered in a light grey colour, then etched with an Art Deco pattern, whereas the legs are made from dark-stained timber.
Passion for Retro Two-door Sideboard – £341.02, Mia Casa
This Passion for Retro ’60s-style two-door sideboard really doesn’t try to hide its influences – and isn’t it fabulous? Another flashback to the ’60s, with its white, turquoise and wood colour scheme, it features sliding doors and enclosed storage. Expertly crafted from wood that’s been oven-dried to reduce the risk of cracking in the joints, this is a quality piece that will add elegance and interest to your interior decor.
Monty Retro Large Sideboard – £159, Very.co.uk
Another piece influenced by Midcentury pieces, this large ’50s-style Monty sideboard from Very is part of a range that includes a TV unit as well as lamp and coffee tables. At just £159, it’s an affordable way to inject some vintage style into your surroundings, with its contrasting walnut-effect finish and contrasting white drawers and its distinctive tapered legs. Both cupboards contain removable and adjustable shelves for maximum flexibility.