Consider the space between shelves to make sure there’s room for all sizes of your books or collectables
Useful and stylish, sideboards are great for holding everything from books, CDs and paperwork to board games, dinnerware, glasses and cutlery.
Think about open or closed storage, sliding doors, cupboards, drawers and dividers. A simple design is ideal for modern living, while an intricate finish will work well in traditional settings.
Check room measurements carefully, as well as door openings and any access issues, before you order.
Painted designs can be another way to add a splash of colour to a neutral scheme.
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