Storage with a Difference: 5 Contemporary Sideboards that are Truly Unique

The sideboard is a versatile piece of furniture that helps you out in multiple ways. Put it in the entry and you can use it as a lovely console table and create a fabulous display. In the living room or dining room, it serves the same purpose even while providing ample storage space. Then there is the bedroom where the right sideboard can also replace your traditional bedside table. And much like in the world of lighting, there are plenty of choices on offer here with each sideboard bringing something unique both aesthetically and functionally. Today, we flip through 5 fabulous sideboards that are exceptional, striking and usher in plenty of textural contrast.



Unique sideboard inspired by boxing ring













Finding the sideboard that works in your home involves making the right spatial and style choices. While some might prefer the ‘more of the same’ approach, the awesome collection that we have lined up for you today should interest those searching for ‘something different’. From the glitzy to the classy and quirky to contemporary, these sideboards have it all!

Inspired by the Boxing Ring

Cuerda is one of those sideboards that is well and truly one-of-a-kind. Designed by Emmanuel Gonzalez Guzman, this strikingly simple sideboard draws its inspiration from the boxing ring as it features ropes in the place of traditional cabinet doors. The design feels refreshingly simple and yet is bound to draw the attention of your friends and family with ease. With a body made from plywood, the high-strength elastic cords that give the sideboard its characteristic look are much sturdier than they seem.

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Cuerda sideboard inspired the design of boxing ring


High-strength elastic cord for the super-stylish sideboard


Boxing ring-inspired sideboard

Glitz of Paramount

If you are looking for a sideboard that is absolutely stunning and steals the show with its oomph, then it is hard to find one better than Paramount. With its mesmerizing doors in smoked gray or bronze convex mirrored glass with embossed titanium, this sideboard brings back some of the charm that one found in classic Hollywood Regency pieces. Yet it feels all so minimal, contemporary and even futuristic when put in the right context.

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Bronze convex mirrored glass creates a cool sideboard with plenty of glint


Unique and polished modern sideboard

Blending Contrasts: Torino

On the face of it, Torino seems so much more ‘grounded and common’ when compared to Paramount. Yet, this Cattelan Italia creation is another perfect example of combining wood with modern finishes to get the best of both worlds. Its ‘collage-styled doors’ covered in different types of wood give it a distinct identity even as sparkling steel legs and a spacious interior complete the Italian masterpiece.

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Modern sophistication coupled with wooden inserts for the sideboard


Polished finishes coupled with wooden inserts for a captivating sideboard


Smart and stylish sideboard from Cattelan Italia

Minimalist Modern Kayak

More than its textural appeal, Kayak ushers in some geometric style to any space it adorns. Its multifaceted and ‘chiseled’ doors in lacquered, polished black feel contemporary and minimal. Yet as light hits these doors at unique angles, one can see the reason why Kayak stands out from the pack. We are not sure if this is the safest sideboard with kids in the house, but it sure does look and feel sensational.

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Kayak sideboard with angular, geometric sideboard


Polished and unique face of sideboard from Cattelan Italia


Contemporary sideboard brings in plenty of geometric contrast


Kayak sideboard in white

Discovering the Labyrinth

Labyrinth is true to its name as its carefully crafted face brings plenty of visual and textural contrast without ever disturbing the color scheme of your living room. With cleverly placed legs, the sideboard almost looks like it is gently floating above ground and with some smart LED lighting, you can turn it into the unrivaled focal point of your sophisticated, urban home.



Labyrinth sideboard in white with textured finish


Textured finish of Labyrinth sideboard


Contemporary and chic sideboard with fabulously unique finish


Look inside the Labyrinth sideboard

Which of these gets your vote?

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