A dresser or sideboard is a piece of furniture that goes back many years to its origin. In the Middle Ages a dresser was used for storing tableware such as plates and cutlery and later it was used as a showpiece in the salon. In fact, nothing has changed! Most people still use it as an eye catcher or storage space. And the offer is huge. From vintage dressers, art deco dressers, golden Hollywood Regency dresser to minimalist design. You search and we have it. But when you have found your ultimate dresser, the question is: how do you style it? Prevent becoming a "drop-off" where the mail, keys and phone charger are the styling. It's a shame. Let your showpiece show off. Here are 5 examples of how to do that!
Pop the color!
If you have a dresser in one colour, preferably a bright colour, let this color be reflected in the decoration on the dresser, for example a lamp and a painting. Use the colour in a lighter shade for a small vase for instance. This way you get a beautiful whole that forms a playful color palette in the same colour tone. The two large lamps on either side of the sideboard gives it a complete look and creates one beautiful design "front".
Keep it zen
Of course, a sideboard invites you to place anything on it. From photo frames to certificates. But sometimes it is most beautiful when keeping it very quiet. Certainly if you have an interior where natural hues and colours dominate. Do you want it even more "zen"? Then use one or two decorative pieces with natural materials to bring peace and earthiness. A playful way to involve the other elements more in the rest of the interior is to place a matching vase next to or at an angle that connects the dresser with the rest of the room.
Mix & Match
My personal favourite. Play with styles and colours. It is sometimes a bit daring, but if you find a good balance between colours, the size of various decorative items, and patterns, it will give your interior an enormous amount of character. Combine new with old and classic with modern. On the contrary, counterparts often form the whole.
Go BIG or go home
My personal favourite. Play with styles and colours. It may sometimes be a bit daring, but if you find a good balance between colours, the size of various decorative items and patterns, it will give your interior an enormous amount of character. Combine new with old and classic with modern. On the contrary, counterparts often form the whole.
Pick a theme
A little more trendy, but super fun to change with each season: choose a theme that fits your personality completely, and is a bit trendy ;-) Think of tropical, bohemian or neon (yes!) and style your dresser with decorative items in this style. A little bit odd is allowed. Be consistent and make sure that your chosen theme is highlighted.