Best Sideboards in the UK, different styles and sizes

I’m sure you’re already aware how a piece as simple as the sideboard can have either a complementary or detrimental appeal on your interior design, that’s why you’ve taken the time to pick the best one. Whether you’re using them for the kitchen, bathroom, hallway or some other room, you want to find one that brings your room to life and only adds to the décor you’ve already started. Below are some of the best sideboards in the UK I’ve found.

BEST 2018

Mercers Furniture Corona Sideboard

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Homecharm Intl HC-001 Wooden sideboard

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Waverly Oak Small Storage Cabinet in Light Oak

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Florence Sideboard Sage Green

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Sideboard High Gloss Valencia Sideboard

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PROS

Cost effective, rustic design, that offers a great amount of storage space. You get three drawers and three doors, with a solid pine through and through,

Another cost-effective choice, but perfect if you’re looking for painted sideboards. Beautiful contemporary white finish with a wood veneer top makes this a perfect accentuation to any room.

Small, charming, simple, with a three-year quality guarantee – Waverly backs up their product. You can adjust the internal shelf to fit your needs and this unit comes preassembled.

Beautiful sage green with a lacquer finish, means it’s easy to clean and even easier to set up (it comes preassembled!).

A stunning, black high gloss sideboard. Great addition to a living room or bedroom. Different colors and different sizes available to match your needs.

CONS

May take a while to assembly without power tools, and only comes in the wooden pine color.

Not a solid wood but still quite durable if you’re not too tough on it.

May not make the cut if you need more storage space.

Delivery expectations include the isles and Northern Ireland.

Instructions can be hard to follow but beautiful product in the end. You also have to get the LED lights separately but that seems like a minor addition for such an impressive overall appeal.

OUR VERDICT

The corona sideboard is cost effective and made of solid wood meaning that this is a sturdy unit and a solid investment.

Elegant, durable, with ample and versatile storage, this contemporary sideboard becomes a wonderful addition to any room and the best is, it’s easy on the wallet.

With no time or effort required you can easily have a stylish sideboard fit to complement any room. It makes for a great extra surface if you’re not looking for too much space.

: Beautiful impressive piece that’s sure to bring a relaxing atmosphere to any room. Affirmatively worth the price tag.

A cost-effective solution to spice up any modern interior design, with practically any color selection you could want, what’s not to love about this beautiful furnishing? Overall, a wonderful choice.

Material

Solid Pine

Durable painted MDF and wood composite

Oak wood

Solid pine

High gloss MDF

Dimensions

80 cm height x 132 cm width x 43 cm depth

78 cm height x 110 cm width x 40 cm depth

70 cm height x 70 cm width x 38 cm depth

85 cm height x 120 cm width x 42 cm depth

92 cm height x 155 cm width x 40 cm depth

Assembly

Self assembly

Assembly required

Not required

Fully assembled

Self assembly

Storage

3 doors, 3 drawers

2 large doors, 1 smaller door, 2 drawers

2 large doors

2 large doors, 2 large drawers

3 large doors with segmented interior

Price

Super affordable!

Super affordable!

Moderately affordable

Moderately affordable

Relatively affordable

Mercers Furniture Corona Sideboard

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Homecharm Intl HC-001 Wooden sideboard

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Waverly Oak Small Storage Cabinet in Light Oak

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Florence Sideboard Sage Green

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Sideboard High Gloss Valencia Sideboard

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What to Look For?

Dimensions, dimensions, dimensions. You don’t want a sideboard that takes up too much space or is so insignificant in size it practically doesn’t exist in the room it’s supposed to complement. Finding the right size is crucial but ultimately dependent upon the room you’re trying to adorn. Try to consider the size of the other furnishings in the room and where you’ll place it. If you want it to appear bigger without taking up too much space, try keeping smaller adornments on it, and leave it next to smaller furnishings. A great trick if you’re decorating a cramped area.

Next up is style. If the general atmosphere of your room is relaxed, you don’t want a blaring, bold sideboard, similarly if you’ve gone with a contemporary design, you’ll want a contemporary sideboard. Some colors will pair well, others will be a complete eye-sore make sure you find a color and style that will ease into your room like your room was designed with that sideboard as the centerpiece.

Practicality or aesthetics? How much storage space do you really need? If you want a sideboard simply for décor’s sake (and maybe to act as an additional surface), you may not need much storage space and could easily choose one based on aesthetics alone. However, if you’re looking for practicality or both, you’ll want to consider what the sideboard will offer in use before getting it. If you’ll need it as additional surface area, especially for in the kitchen you’ll probably want one that’s easy to keep clean.

Key Features:

Some of these sideboards come pre-assembled, others are practically a DIY project that you can tackle with your screwdriver and thinking cap. Do you have a preference? If time is an issue, or you’re not too savvy with your tools, consider getting a pre-assembled sideboard. Typically, if you buy one that you have to assemble, you can actually save your wallet from some strain. Finding the best sideboard is all about your preferences.

Versatility is the next point to ponder. Do you need this furnishing to complement multiple rooms or are you planning on leaving it one room solely? Is it going to hold the same things all the time or are you going to need doors and drawers for storage? Do you need only doors or both doors and drawers?

Which brings us to our next point, materials getting a sideboard for heavy objects, like televisions or other hefty devices, or just for small items. What about how much weight it can hold? If you need it as a TV stand, or other device stand, you may want to get one that’s solid wood. Solid wood is the most durable and will be able to hold the most weight without cracking or breaking. However, the more cost-effective choice would be MDF, or composite materials. Composite materials aren’t shoddy, and are still durable, just not as strong as a solid hunk of wood would be.

Mercers Furniture Corona Sideboard

Mercers Furniture Corona Sideboard

This Mexican inspired Sideboard comes with ample storage and organizational options for your sideboard needs. It’s made from a solid, antique pine wood with a beautiful wax finish. This piece is sure to accentuate any bold interior décor like purples or pinks or brighter, bolder blues, or blend with any neutral interior design, whites, teals and greys. Perfectly enough, this solid wood sideboard is the same solid, antique pine through and through; you don’t have to worry about opening the sideboard up and having different color or design on the inside as the outside.

This Corona sideboard can be placed in practically any room you’d deem necessary, it’ll feel right at home in your living room or even complement a kitchen or dining area. There are three drawers and three doors to allow for a variety or storage space. There is one long shelf on the interior that the doors allow access to. The rustic appeal of this sideboard does include small a gap between the three doors and their frames, and the three drawers and their frames. During assembly the gap can feel strange, however, rest assured, it will look exceedingly natural once the sideboard is complete. It’s such a miniscule gap that’s congruent with the rest of the design, so you’ll likely forget it’s there completely.

This sideboard does require self-assembly which can be a little difficult since the instructions aren’t actually written out, you have letters, you have letters number and arrows. It may be best to look at this sideboard project as a puzzle and try to have find more entertainment than frustration with putting the pieces together. Overall though, the assembly, isn’t difficult, just time consuming, it could take several hours to put together. It’s definitely worth it in the end.

This model comes in two separate boxes, a large and a small one. You may want to take the precaution of lifting the larger one with two people, since it’s about 30kg It’s suggested to unpack the boxes at the start and make sure that all the parts are included; it’d be a real bummer to get halfway through the project only to realize you were missing a screw or fitting. Since you’ll already want to do this preliminary check, you could easily sort out your pieces for ease of use later on, if you leave them in the bag they came in you may have to fight with it while your hands are full. Also, you don’t need to use power screwdrivers or an electric drill, all of the screws included have fast threads. And if you try to use a power tool you’ll easily screw it in too far and that may crack your sideboard.

The dimensions on this rustic piece are as follows: 80cm tall, 132cm wide, and 43cm deep. While it may be one of the bigger sideboards on this list, it also offers just as much storage space and easy organizational options.
Overall, this sideboard is a beautiful, Mexican designed, solid pine sideboard with a great antique wax finish. It’s sure to complement any room without breaking the bank and better yet, it comes with free UK delivery at the time of this review.

Mercers Furniture Corona Sideboard

Homecharm Intl HC-001 Wooden sideboard

Homecharm Intl HC-001 Wooden sideboard

If you’re looking for a cost-effective, stunning sideboard, this Homecharm Intl Wooden sideboard is just the thing. I must say, this one is one of my personal favorites only tied with the last high gloss sideboard on our list. Quite frankly, the company, Homecharm, is aptly named because the charm in this sideboard alone is enough to brag about. The beautiful contemporary white paint design will match perfectly with practically any interior choices you’ve already made and it boasts an elegantly included wood veneer top. The veneer top means this piece is perfect if you’re just coming up short with counter space, with one good wipe down, viola, you have a backup surface.

Thus, this cupboard is an excellent fit for any kitchen. The top is 40cm wide and is the perfect height for setting up extra platters during a party, setting out the wine and glasses, or using as a bit of extra work space when the rest of the kitchen gets a little bit crowded.

The shelf inside of the cabinet is fixed, but there’s plenty of room for storing whatever might need to be tucked out of sight. This sideboard also comes with a second, smaller cabinet and two drawers. The hinges are silver, which plays well with the white paint on the sideboard. The veneer wood surface of the countertop means that it’s easy to clean.

The cupboard sideboard is sturdy, so no amount of bumping into it will cause damage. It can hold a surprising amount of weight; serving as a place to store cookbooks, spare dishware, and other amenities that otherwise might not fit in your kitchen. The hinges are good quality and don’t catch when opened, and the drawers slide open without any annoying sounds.

Assembly is required upon purchase. The Homecharm-Intl HC-001 Wooden Storage Cupboard is flat-packed, but comes with easy to understand directions for breezy assembly. The only tool required for construction is a Phillips head Screwdriver. The parts are indexed with letters to match the included diagram. You don’t have to be mechanically inclined or a savvy DIYer to put this together! The average build time is between one and three hours, depending on your speed with a screwdriver.

The Homecharm-Intl HC-001 Wooden Storage Cupboard weighs approximately 28 kgs, so it’s easy to move around and position in the home once assembled (meaning you can keep it anywhere in the home you’d like and easily move it if there is a last-minute need for it elsewhere). If you’re itching for other furniture that matches, there are plenty of supplemental units offered this company that follow the same painted white design with brilliant wood veneer. Any of these choices would help aid a modern flair to the room, while being practically useful as storage space.

Finally, given that this sideboard is rather charming, elegantly designed, has wonderful storage space, is durable and ultimately becomes a great accusation piece for any room what’s not to like? This sideboard could easily be considered one of the prettier, more reliable, and stylish contemporary sideboards in the UK

Homecharm Intl HC-001 Wooden sideboard

Waverly Oak Small Storage Cabinet in Light Oak

Waverly Oak Small Storage Cabinet in Light Oak

The Waverly Oak Small Storage Cabinet is a cute little sideboard that won’t take up too much of your space and since it includes an adjustable shelf this storage cabinet will give you versatile options for your storage. It can be all too frustrating trying to fit taller items into a cabinet that doesn’t have an adjustable shelf for reorganization. But with the easy open cupboard doors this cute oak storage cabinet will serve as the perfect additional storage option or extra surface area.

You could easily use this sideboard to spruce up, or declutter any room. From a child’s bedroom, your bedroom, to the bathroom or kitchen this small, light oak cabinet with a lacquered finish will blend with practically any design you’ve adorned your home with. As another positive, you won’t even have to take the time to assemble this cupboard.

Thanks to the natural lacquer coating, the piece is protected against all spills (great for children, the kitchen or the bathroom!) and small knocks. The lacquer serves a twofold purpose as it proudly displays the natural patterns and colors of the oak, creating a beautifully stylish piece. To blend with the light oak wood, each door’s handle is brushed with a light silver effect. Fortunately, enough, this side board is crafted from a solid oak with real oak veneer panels on the inside meaning despite its small stature this cupboard can hold its own. If you’re not sure, this unit comes with a free three-year quality guarantee from Hallowood Furniture (as stated on their product page).

If you’re unsure this cupboard has enough space for you, here are the dimensions: 70cm wide, 70cm tall and a whooping 38cm deep. This could be a perfect little storage space for a hobby or living room cupboard. Feel free to don it with electronics and store the games inside, or with simply fixtures with books inside. Thanks to the solid wood design you could even don it with small appliances. Regardless of how you use it this unit will be a great addition to your design. Personally, I’m partial t using it for linens in the bathroom or cutlery and glassware in the kitchen or dining area.

Despite its size this small storage cabinet with a light oak finish the sturdy sideboard for the job. The adjust shelf makes reorganizing easy, and the lacquer finish makes keeping this piece clean a breeze. As if that wasn’t enough, this cupboard has received some impressive ratings, 89% of reviews rated this Waverly Oak Cabinet at five-stars and another 10% found it worthy of a four-star rating. Those are some pretty impressive numbers.

Waverly Oak Small Storage Cabinet in Light Oak

Florence Sideboard Sage Green

Florence Sideboard Sage Green

The Florence Sideboard Cupboard is a great addition to absolutely any kitchen or dining room. The frame is a sage green, which helps bring a relaxing tone to the room. It pairs well with just about any color; dark browns and reds will make the pale sage green coloration pop, where brighter colors will highlight the brushed acacia top. The picture does not do the paint job and craftsmanship of this cupboard justice!

It has traditional paneled doors, and has been built from a solid pine wood. The matt lacquer makes it easy to clean, which is always a plus when it comes to work in the kitchen. This means that grubby hand prints, spilled drinks, and crumbs can all be wiped away without fear of staining the countertop or messing up the color of the sideboard cupboard. Its sturdy build ensures that it can withstand the hustle and bustle of a busy household; leaning elbows, scrabbling paws, and even the occasional bag that’s been tossed onto the countertop.

Of course, this sideboard would be a good fit for other places in the house, too. It would look wonderful sitting in a foyer or hallway, adorned with a bowl of potpourri or a vase. The modern top for the sideboard, paired with the rustic sage green coloration, means that it would pair well with any theme for the house, without coming on too strong in either direction. It’s a perfect marriage between styles; a perfect welcome into the room and a compromise that will make your stylistic views shine.

This sideboard comes from a well-reviewed company that’s committed to providing each and every customer with the highest standard of customer service. If you’re looking to completely revamp your dining room or kitchen, then the Florence Sideboard Cupboard is a great place to start…but not the place to end! You could easily find other wonderful furnishings from Bedroom Furniture Direct that seamlessly match this sideboard.

Fortunately, this item is delivered fully assembled, so there’s no worry about messing with intricate instruction manuals, stubborn screws, or pieces that just don’t fit together properly. Along with the shelf inside of the cupboard, the sideboard is built with two drawers at the top. Giving you ample storage room without being in the way. Each drawer rolls out soundlessly, so there’s no risk of squeaky bearings bringing attention to your direction or disrupting the conversations around you.

The sideboard sits on Georgian feet. It stands at 85 cm tall, 120cm wide and has 42cm in depth. The sage green color extends to the inside and the backside of the sideboard as well! It only weighs forty-two kilograms, which means that it’s not too terribly difficult to move through the house if the urge to rearrange your room strikes. Overall, this is one of the more expensive sideboards on this list, but it’s a simply stunning piece of furniture that is sure resonate well in your home.

Florence Sideboard Sage Green

Sideboard High Gloss Valencia Sideboard

Sideboard High Gloss Valencia Sideboard

Now for the tie to my favorite out of this list, the Valencia High Gloss Sideboard. Out of high gloss sideboards, this definitely is my favorite one and takes the cake in so many. The, sleek and luxurious contemporary design is sure to stun (in a good way)!
Regardless of which color option you choose, like the grey painted sideboards listed, you will still find the top is sides in the beautiful black accent. As it’s called, the carcass comes in a matt black. The front is made of MDF and is either available in high gloss or wood grain optic; both with rounded edges. Don’t be fooled though the surfaces in wood grain optic present a perfect combination of a subtle wood structure with a beautiful modern appeal. So, you won’t have to worry about an oddly clashing rustic design with such a high gloss back carcass.

The Valencia sideboard, regardless of the color you choose is the ideal storage solution for practically any room. The Valencias come in several shapes, colors and sizes to fit your needs. You can easily get the cabinet Valencia, Sideboard Valencia or TV Unit Valencia (or really all three if you’re as psyched about this unit as I am) with just a click through the available styles.

This high gloss black sideboard has a spacious interior behind three doors. To further your storage options the large interior can seamlessly be divided into individual spaces with the included flexible wooden shelves. Just above the doors there is an open slit which can fit smaller adornments. If your get the optional LED lighting to illuminate the slit, everyone will be impressed and what to know where you got this sideboard.
As stated above the LED lighting is not included in this offer, but if you’d like to purchase it in tandem with this unit (I mean who wouldn’t?) then you can easily navigate to it from the product page.

This luxuriously modern sideboard, with three doors and one open case is the perfect to hold a television, even if you don’t get the TV unit. The measurements are as follows: 155 cm wide a perfect 92 cm tall and 40 cm deep. Of course, if you’d prefer the more compact units or the TV unit, you can easily pick those up from the product page as well.

As for the usually dreadful assembly, this unit comes with metal tools for breezy assembly. You won’t have to worry about shoddy tools that just won’t make the cut for putting together a sturdy unit. Plus, you receive easy to follow assembly instruction that practically self-ensures a straight forward assembly of the unit.

There is definitely a reason this unit has an overall four or more rating of 88%. It’s stunningly luxurious and sleek for the contemporary design and there are plenty of options to choose from to find the right one for you. Without taking up too much space, this unit is a bold statement but also a beautiful one! Overall, it’s sturdy, reliable, can be adorned with mesmerizing LED lights and complements any contemporary design – meaning this sideboard is surely a marvelous choice.

Sideboard High Gloss Valencia Sideboard

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