This autumn bring the warm signs of the season into your dining room. Sideboards are designed to hold dishes and serving pieces in dining rooms. While they are quite utilitarian in nature, they can easily add beauty and style to a room. They can be decorated to reflect occasions, events, and even seasons. Beautifying a sideboard is not hard as long as you stay true to the main purpose. The dining table might be the focal point in the dining room, but a sideboard can steal the show when decorated beautifully. Take inspiration from these tips and make your sideboard a stunning autumn centerpiece.
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Keep It Simple and Symmetrical
Simple fall arrangements look good on long sideboards like Ambra. They can make your sideboard stand out. You can make the arrangements using bouquets of red and yellow roses, calla lilies, or orange dahlias. You can also showcase pumpkins in gorgeous glass cloches. Elevate them on cake stands and you’ll be able to convert them to holiday treats quickly.
Use Decorative Candles & Lamps
Candle clusters are a simple styling strategy. They are elegant and create a warm and homely atmosphere. You can mix tall and short ones or traditional and modern ones to create visual weight and significance. Silver candlesticks look fresh and inviting in a contemporary dining room. Rustic ones are inexpensive and look good in country homes or cottages. Vintage candlesticks are ideal for those who love unusual design or age-old fashion.
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Create an Autumn Garden
Mix autumn products to create a lush centerpiece. You can use tiny gourds, pods, cones, and squash. To enhance the arrangement, put the items on a tray, a shallow box, or an antique dough riser. Add acorns, oak leaves, and moss which are easily available in local craft stores. Garden centerpieces look stunning on sideboards as they do on dining tables.
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A small conservatory terrarium with potted plants not only makes a statement, it shows off your love for nature. You can add a faux bird for a whimsical look. Remember to keep the terrarium out of direct sunlight to prevent it from overheating. If you have a wood sideboard like Armani 622-180 Buffet, protect its surface from moisture by displaying the plants on trays, platters, or plates. While sideboards are functional in nature, they can be used to add beauty and style to dining rooms. They present wonderful decorating opportunities. Unlike dining tables, they have unused surfaces which can be bedecked with different items. Use the above guidelines to make your sideboard an autumn wonder.