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14 of the Best Sideboards, from Dirt Cheap to Designer

Sideboards are a bit of a big deal at the moment. Well, perhaps they always have been. I believe they’ve gotten infinitely better in recent years though, as we’ve moved away from those heavy, chunky sideboards and buffets we all had in the early 90s (sorry Mum!).

Sideboards for Every Room in the Home

The great thing about sideboards is how versatile they are. They were often thought of as a furniture piece relegated to the dining room. They held plates, cutlery, table linen and other tabletop essentials you couldn’t keep in your kitchen. They probably also held a lot of junk. Or was that just ours? (sorry again, Mum!).

But nowadays they are a furniture must-have that can work in any number of rooms. Of course the dining room is still a popular options, but you can also spread them out across the home.

Try one as a TV unit in your living room, a hall table in a rather large entryway, as a storage piece in kids rooms (depending on the look and feel of the piece) and also in home offices as a stylish place to store the printer, paperwork and other office essentials (like a bottle of red wine you use in moments when you’re feeling uninspired. Or is that just me?).

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Thankfully they’re also rather affordable now. In fact, some sideboards are dirt cheap. And I don’t say that in a derogatory way at all. I love dirt cheap!

Of course, there are designer options too, if you can afford it or you want to splurge and make the sideboard the star of the show in your space. I always say that any room should have a focal point… a wow moment. So perhaps it’s time to get a sideboard and make it your living room’s leading lady.

14 of the Best Sideboards in Australia

Which brings me to the very point of today’s post (we got there eventually!); showing you some of the best sideboard the country has to offer. I’ve put a little slideshow together for you below, and all you need to do is click on the link to head straight over to the retailer website to purchase.

There are 13 in the slideshow below and one I’ve showcased at the top of the post. It is from Globewest, who don’t sell direct to the public. But if you wish to take up my interior styling services we can work it into a room for you.

Just use the left and right arrows below to navigate through the 13 options.

Havana two door buffet from fantastic furniture sideboards on the life creative

Havana Two Door Buffet from Fantastic Furniture, $299. Click Here to Shop.

ice buffet in white from super amart sideaboards on the life creative

Ice Buffet in White from Super Amart, $299. Click Here to Shop.

ikea stockholm cabinet green sideboard on the life creative

Stockholm Cabinet from IKEA, $399. Click Here to Shop.

josie sideboard in grey from brosa sideboards on the life creative

Josie Large Sideboard in Grey from Brosa, $699. Click Here to Shop.

jazz mint two door sideboard from Zanui sideboards on the life creative

Jazz Mint Two-Door Sideboard from Zanui, $799. Click Here to Shop.

blakey sideboard in walnut from retrojan sideboards on the life creative

Blakey Retro Style Buffet in Walnut from Retrojan, $1329. Click Here to Shop.

wood tiled buffet from west elm sideboards on the life creative

Wood Tiles Buffet from West Elm, $1439. Click Here to Shop

Freedom directions three door buffet sideboards the life creative

Directions Three-Door Buffet in Coffee from Freedom, $1499. Click Here to Shop.

kabino sideboard in grey from curious grace sideboards on the life creative

Kabino Sideboard in Grey from Curious Grace, $1650. Click Here to Shop.

Toledo Blue Sideboard from Vavoom Emporium

Toledo Blue Sideboard from Vavoom Emporium, $1913. Click Here to Shop.

Vitrina small sideboard from aero designs on the life creative

Vitrina Small Sideboard from Aero Designs, $2000. Click Here to Shop.

kira and kira the iconic sideboard the life creative

The Iconic Sideboard from Kira and Kira, $2450.


Flynn Sideboard from Felix Furniture, $3715. Click Here to Shop.

Which of the sideboards above was your favourite? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below if there are some awesome brands I’ve missed. Don’t be shy; share the sideboard love with me!


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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I’m interior designer Chris Carroll, and at TLC Interiors we’re all about helping you create an amazing home without breaking the bank. It’s affordable designer style at its best, and we make the whole process easy and fun for clients & readers alike!

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