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Decorating a Dining Room On a Budget: Tips for Stylish and Affordable Sideboards

No one wants to be hindered by budget when they’re decorating their dining room sideboards. But you mustn’t go overboard with your spending, either. After all, you want to stay within the parameters of your budget to save for other home decor projects or even splurge on some new furniture pieces.

If you are on a tight budget, but still want to make the best out of your dining room sideboard, you need to pay attention to details.

 Add some natural elements 

Start by adding some greenery to the sideboard. Plant a succulent in a white planter and place the planter in a corner of the sideboard. Then, add a fern to a galvanized bucket. This gives the sideboard a natural element while also making it look more interesting and creating a cozy feeling in the dining room.


Only use fake flowers and plants if they appear natural from a distance of one foot.

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Add color 

A basket of fruits is great for adding a splash of color to your dining room sideboard. But more than that, it will add a beautiful and natural touch to your home decor. (You can also place a basket of fruits in your kitchen to add a natural touch to your cooking area.)

Remember to keep a tight color palette

A great way to make your dining room look classy is to keep a tight color palette. If you’re going to add a lot of elements to your dining room, then you should ensure that they complement each other and don’t clash with each other.

Add accessories

When you’re decorating a dining sideboard, don’t forget to add a few glittering accessories. Decorating your dining room sideboard with a few vases, candles, and a table runner in a bold color can have a dramatic effect and make your space feel more personal.


Add a brass lamp to your dining sideboard to make it look more expensive. A brass lamp can add a whole new dimension to your dining sideboard and give it instant glamour.

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Add a large mirror

Adding a large mirror to your sideboard is a good idea if you want to create the illusion of space. Large mirrors not only open up a small room, but they also make the space feel brighter and bigger. Mirrors are great for small spaces because they reflect light and make a room look larger and brighter.


You can either choose an old-fashioned floor mirror or a standing mirror depending on the height of your sideboard. It is also important to remember that the mirror should be large enough to reflect a good part of the sideboard and not just a small part of it.

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However, the type of your sideboard determines the type of decorating that is suitable. There are various types of sideboard that you can have. A half-moon sideboard, for example, would look great as a dining table or a bar, while you can also use it as an extension to your existing dining table. The functions and the type, however, tend to affect the way you decorate your sideboard. Check some of the sideboards here.

Add a piece of art

A great way to make your sideboard stand out is by adding a piece of art that pops. Try to choose a piece that includes a lot of colors and draws the eye to the sideboard. This is also a great way to add a little bit of color and life to an otherwise neutral space.


You can either bring in an original piece or buy a print or photo (always stay in your budget). Just make sure that it is one that you’d love to stare at for hours.

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Gallery Wall

As with any home decor project, the more you add, the better it will look. So don’t be afraid to go big or go home with your gallery wall. Just make sure you add a few framed works of art above your sideboard, then arrange them in a way that makes the entire gallery wall look even better.

You don’t need to have a ton of money to create a gallery wall — you just need to have a bunch of frames.


The key to a gallery wall is to make sure that the elements relate to each other and will look good together. If you’re having trouble figuring that out, then it’s best to start with one or two pieces that you like and see how they look on the wall.

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To sum up, you can make your sideboard look amazing. The best part is that you don’t always have to break the bank to decorate your sideboard. With a little creativity and research, you can have a sideboard that looks amazing and is a conversation starter.

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