Once your beautiful new sideboard is in your home, you’ll want to incorporate it into your space. As with decorating any surface, less is more. You don’t want to add so many things that it becomes cluttered.
Decorative items you can place on your sideboard include framed photos, artwork, candles, flowers, vases, plants, figurines and sculptures. Try grouping three items of varying heights together for a pleasing arrangement. A large mirror or framed artwork can be propped on top of the sideboard table or hung on the wall above it. You’ll also want to consider lighting and add a lamp or two depending on the size of your server and other light sources in the room. Place taller items towards the ends of the buffet server for symmetry and balance.
You can also tailor your decorations to the placement of the sideboard. If it’s in the kitchen or dining room, attractive serving pieces, vintage glassware or cookbooks can be used as décor. In the living room, place books and a record player on top. In an entryway, add a tray to stash your keys and wallet when you walk in the door.