There’s a huge opportunity to create a “moment” with sideboards or credenzas. They are like the frames of furniture, calling attention to whatever lives directly above. Since they are usually long, there’s a lot of wall space to cover up there, but here are some great ideas for making that space noteworthy.
Above, a long and low floating credenza in Charoonkit Thahong’s loft is dominated by two side-by-side groupings: one large collection of white vases and a series of framed artwork.
A huge piece of typographic art from Honeymoon Hotel on Etsy makes a dramatic statement. Bonus points for the Dirty Dancing reference.
This diagonal art configuration above designer Mario Ruiz’s Punt sideboard is an interesting take on a gallery wall.
Two shelves above Claire Thomas' credenza mimic the lines of the furniture and draw your eye upward to the ceiling.
Huge spindly flowering branches in a simple white vase are a nice contrast to the rectangular sideboard from House Updated.
Mandi of Vintage Revivals took a Kenneth Noland painting as inspiration for a custom mural that becomes the focus of her sister-in-law’s bedroom.
Talk about drama. This hugely oversized mirror dwarfs the credenza in Joe Trohman's home, but it totally somehow works.
Overlapping plants, artwork and other objects gives the piece layers of interest, as recommended by Inside Out.
This set up from Kann Design shows you can choose to add very little to give the space some breathing room, and compensate with a textured wall.
(Image credits: Bolig Magasinet; Honeymoon Hotel; Punt Mobles; My Domaine; House Updated; Vintage Revivals; My Domaine; Inside Out; Kann Design)