Sideboard Styling: 3 Ways

Designer James Treble shows us how to style a sideboard in 3 different ways!

Watch the interior designer extraordinaire work his magic on a simple Scandi-inspired sideboard unit. Using a neutral base furniture piece, James transforms the look and feel with a strong statement artwork and gorgeous accessories from our Melbourne showroom.

Practical furniture doesn’t have to be boring! Which look is your favourite?

1. Feeling Coastal
how to style a sideboard 3 ways james treble united interiors coastal canvas printThe first look is inspired by holiday houses and warm family memories.

James Treble: “This look is easy and breezy to achieve – I love the idea of a coastal beach theme to create the feeling of being on holidays all year around!”

How to create this look

1. Start with a stunning canvas print featuring beach-scapes in soft, gentle colours.
(James has chosen our ‘Main Beach’ canvas print, available here)
2. Add a vase in a tone that ties in with the artwork
3. A pot plant will add an element of nature to your vignette
4. Hints of gold decor will add warmth and jazz up your sideboard
5. Choose a few beautiful memories and frame them for a personal touch
6. Finish off with a beautiful scented candle that invokes a holiday memory

James’ Tip: remember the rule of thirds! Each item is grouped in 3’s and there are staggered height differences in each object to keep things visually interesting.


2. Softly Striking
how to style a sideboard 3 ways james treble united interiors tribal canvas prints tribal bovine cowThe second look is inspired by a striking print with luxe accessories.

James Treble: “I was instantly drawn to this stunning bovine print – such a great visual character to feature at home, and easy to pair with masculine decor pieces.”

How to create this look

1. Start with an unexpected, eye catching print as your centre piece.
(James has chosen our ‘Bull Front’ canvas print, available here)
2. Add a cluster of black & white vases to compliment the monochrome colour palette
3. Play on the organic, natural feeling with a basket of woven decor pieces
4. Add a dash of luxe with a masculine, structured metallic lamp

James’ Tip: don’t forget to think outside the vignette – add a wire stool next to your sideboard and extend the look beyond the table top.

3. Tribal Revivalhow to style a sideboard 3 ways james treble united interiors hand painted artwork striking k line black and whiteThe last look is inspired by statement art with a raw, tribal-luxe aesthetic.

James Treble: “I am a long time lover of tribal elements. Adding a hint of glam to an otherwise raw, natural and organic theme is a great way to play with your styling.”

How to create this look

1. Start with a large statement artwork that becomes the foundation of your vignette.
(James has chosen our ‘K Line’ hand painted art, available here)
2. A copper metallic lamp is practical and on-theme.
3. Add a cluster of jars and votives to create texture and shape
4. Freshen up the look with a large potted plant. Rubber plants are a great option.
5. Extend your vignette by adding a few tribal-inspired baskets for practicality.
6. An interesting decor item such as a golden branch is a unique & quirky accessory that perfectly encapsulates our raw, tribal look with a ‘glam’ element.

James’ Tip: don’t be afraid of size and scale – don’t just choose small accessories – play with different options to create layers and textures in your vignette.

Don’t forget to play the video to see how James puts these 3 looks together in the blink of an eye! If you try out some of their vignette styling tips at home, tag us on social media! @united_interiors #unitedinteriors #sharemystyle

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