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The sideboard: a holiday home essential

shutter-sideboardWhen you consider everything a sideboard is designed to hold—china, stemware, and silverware, not to mention mundane necessities like matches, bottle openers, and coasters—it’s clear that this item of furniture can be one of the most practical in the house.

With the holiday season approaching, it’s time to focus on the sideboard.

The sideboard is an ideal spot for carving the Thanksgiving turkey, a place for dish warmers to keep dessert warm, or a spot for overflow holiday side dishes.

The shelves or cabinets underneath the sideboard’s top should be dedicated to oversized serving items, like punch bowls, large serving trays and bowls and special pitchers. This can also be a great place to store linens.

Sideboards are also an ideal canvas for holiday decorating. Mount a shelf in similar length above the sideboard to display holiday decor, decorative plates, flower arrangements and more. Hang a wreath above the shelf for additional vertical visual interest.

The role of the sideboard is to hold food while serving and store dishes when they’re not in use. The sideboard pictured here is an ideal dining-room sideboard because it includes a large surface top and ample storage below in the form of drawers and cabinets, holding the workhorses of memorable meals.

With the holiday season upon us, it’s the perfect time to add to your dining set with this stylish, rustic shutter sideboard. Find this and other holiday essentials on our showroom floor, located at 3935 West Reno in Oklahoma City. We’re open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm.

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