Decades ago a sideboard meant a trip to your grandparents where they would stash their drinks or knickknacks under dusty doilies, but modern sideboards are nothing like our grandparents.
These days’ sideboards have taken on a totally contemporary and modern feel, with curved lines, colour blocking and unusual woods.
We have scoured the finest retailers to find you the best modern sideboards of 2017:
Paulette Wooden Vintage Sideboard in Yellow – £299.50
If your living room needs a splash of colour and you love the blocking look of this sideboard then this is perfect. Paying homage to the cool 50’s vibe, a lovely cheery ambiance that offers plenty of storage space and comes with slanted feet.
Esme Sideboard, Ash – £399.00
Featuring super curved edges, this is one of our favourite modern sideboards and it will certainly be a real talking point in your living room. Made from solid ash and more than a passing nod to the 1960’s, there are no handles to spoil the gorgeous lines, just a lip that you use to pull open.
Dwell Basel Two Door Sideboard Stone – £399.00
A utilitarian style that would suit an ultra-modern home. With lovely curved edges, you get three drawers in the middle which are complimented by two spacious cabinets with adjustable shelves. Lovely walnut veneer on the recessed handles and the low height means you could also use it as a TV stand. Available in matt white and a variety of sizes.
Assi White and Grey Gloss Sideboard – £459.00
With a shiny-high gloss finish and a warm grey, this is what all modern sideboards should look like. Practical and expensive-looking, suitable for use in living rooms or even the bedroom.
Hadley Sideboard, Oak – £499.00
Lovely contemporary design here with solid oak slated doors that slide open to reveal a huge amount of storage inside. We love the slatted detail which not only looks amazing but is functional as well.
Coby Sideboard, Multi Colour and Oak – £599.00
Talk about sleek and functional, this is a modern sideboard that looks nothing like granny or grandads, it is modern, using beautiful colours that pop against the traditional oak to create a truly stunning piece of furniture. We love the compartments which are all are tiered on top of one another and use push-catches to open and close for a minimal look.
Hugo Sideboard, Mango Wood – £599.00
This is one of our most striking modern sideboards which made in India from a family-run business who export to many high-end retailers around the world. We love the slated doors which give a real artisan look and the mango wood will make it stand out from the crowds.
Cross Sideboard by Case from £1,405
Super-sleek design that screams ultra-modern with the style of the sideboard and the colour. This beautiful piece is typical of designer Matthew Hilton’s contemporary approach to wooden furniture craft. Stylish and practical, loads of space for all your storage needs.
Timothy Oulton Hudson Sideboard – £3559.00
You’ll never see a sideboard quite like this one ever again. Made from the patchwork skin of black Fury leather, this is a spectacular reinvention of the iconic Spitfire. Every leather panel is fixed using studs which are hand applied, a dye is used to bring out the natural colour and creates the most gorgeous tones of blues, warm browns and black .
Arredatutto Bonaldo Frame Sideboard Low – £4238.12
Super-slinky, ultra-stylish, reminiscent of the 70’s, this is the only one of our modern sideboards that is made using a metal frame with a wooden top and doors inserted. The edges are rounded to create a dynamic effect. We love the veneered effect that compliments the exposed metal.