A number out there, but I have managed to cut this one down to 50 of the best midcentury modern sideboards, covering all budget and sizes.
Yes, 50 in total. That’s a lot. But there really are so many to choose from. And that’s before I have got to anything upcycled to vintage. As you would expect, there are plenty of vintage sideboards on eBay if you want to go down that route. If you do, you might find something a little more individual and possibly with some added character.
But that’s not what everyone wants. Some people want something new and to be honest, it has never been a better time to buy a new midcentury modern sideboard. Once a niche product, it has now become the key item when it comes to kitting out a home in a 1950s or 1960s style. Yes, you might want to consider the coffee table or the cocktail bar, possibly the decor and the light fittings. But when you think midcentury modern, you always think of a sideboard.
Stylish and practical, it shows off your cool collectables and hides away your clutter. And if you pick the right one, it looks good whatever you do with it and wherever you use it.
With that in mind, I have picked out 50 designs currently available to buy. I have tried to mix up price points, from the designer to the budget, as well as looks. Although each one is obviously designed to fit into a midcentury modern interior.
No particular order. Just have a browse and see if anything catches your eye…
1. 1950s Finn Juhl sideboard
Let’s start with an icon and perhaps the most expensive of all the sideboards in this listing.
This is an icon of Danish modern design. The sideboard dates back to 1955 and was actually inspired by the work of Charles and Ray Eames, this being the beginning of Finn Juhl’s experimentation with steel.
Still eye-catching today, the sideboard has a veneered walnut finish, black steel legs, walnut feet and a splash of colour, courtesy of the two sliding doors. That amazing six-drawer tray unit to one side too.
A sideboard the rest aspire to, this one sells for just over £6,000.
2. 1950s-style Redpop rattan sideboard at La Redoute
There is a ‘look’ you expect from a midcentury modern sideboard. This isn’t it.
Which is why it made the cut. Something different, but with a distinct 1950s look. I love the colour, the cane door and the brass legs. But above all, I love the overall appearance of this one, which is a fairly modest size too.
£332.50 is the current price (as it is discounted right now).
3. Laurette J18 sideboard at Smallable
Another of the pricey options. Don’t worry, there are plenty of cheaper options coming too.
But if you have the budget, do have a look at this one. Bold colours a metal frame, cupboards, drawers and a tray space. This is a sideboard with impact. A look that matches the price tag.
Saying that £1,251 isn’t the most costly of options.
4. Portobello vintage-style sideboard at Maisons Du Monde
Part of a larger midcentury modern furniture range, but the sideboard stands out in its own right.
It has an authentic look from the middle of the 20th century and if you love a wood finish, it has that going for it too. Away from the looks, it also offers up three middle drawers and cupboard space at either side. Long too, so plenty of display space on top too.
£865 is the price of this one.
5. Trocadero mango wood sideboard at Maisons Du Monde
A similar design from the same retailer. The difference being in the layout and the wood finish.
The finish is mango wood, which you may or may not prefer. If you do, you’ll want to know about the two cupboards, the three drawers and tapered legs. Another that’s a good size too.
£648.50 is the price.
6. Charm midcentury modern sideboard at Wayfair
More wood and a very practical design, courtesy of Wayfair.
That’s not a criticism by the way. Practical is a very good thing. A lovely wood finish, the sideboard offers two banks to drawers (three on each side), with a sliding door revealing a couple of shelves for even more storage.
£609.99 right now for this sideboard.
7. Ruben midcentury modern sideboard at Tikamoon
This really is a thing of beauty. I could look at it for hours. Which is probably a good thing if I was considering buying it.
Part of a wider midcentury modern range (if the look appeals), the Ruben sideboard has two sliding doors for shelf storage, a swing door for more f the same and three interchangeable coloured drawers. All in the wooden frame and with support from those dark, skinny legs.
A little more at £1,045 but might well be worth the extra outlay.
8. Toshi sideboard at Atkin and Thyme
Another strong and distinctive look, this time via the Toshi sideboard.
The functionality is much as you would expect. You are buying (or not buying) this because of that look. Specifically, the mango wood and what’s described as a ‘cement finish’ to the two-door design. There’d also a brass inlay with matching brass handles and metallic legs.
£799 for this one.
9. Mischa wood and brass sideboard at Made
Made can always be relied upon to produce something interesting when it comes to midcentury modern design. And here it is with the Mischa.
The brass panelling is the standout design point, working against the background of the dark stain acacia wood. Also present are slender metal legs, cut-out handles, three drawers and good-sized cupboard space.
It retails for £699.
10. Capri 1950s-style sideboard at Smallable
Another one that bucks the trend in terms of design. This one is such a classy design.
Courtesy of Red Edition, which has a track record of creating wonderful midcentury modern designs, this one is hard to see in terms of functionality. So I’ll do the explaining. A mix of wood and natural fibre for the finish, it has two drawers and two cupboards, the majority of storage behind those fibre fronts. Love the brass tips on the legs too.
Not cheap, as you might have guessed, with this one retailing for £2,511. A white version is also available.
11. Jenson dark stain sideboard at Made
Part of a larger and affordable midcentury modern range. But the sideboard works as a standalone.
It has been available in a light finish in the past, but right now it’s a dark stain only. Nice design though, with clean lines, sleek legs and more than enough storage. That’s via a two-door cupboard with one shelf and three drawers, with the handles carved into the wood.
£599 is the price.
12. Lucretia Grove patterned sideboard at Wayfair
Looking for something a little smaller but just as eye-catching? This could be the one.
That retro pattern on the front is the selling point here, something you’ll love or hate. If you love it, you might also love those tapered wood legs with copper caps. As for storage, that’s behind those two, soft-close cupboard doors.
Affordable too at £309.99.
13. Mid-Century sideboard at West Elm
This isn’t one sideboard, this is a whole range of sideboards with a midcentury modern look. So if you want smaller/cheaper, do have a look at the retailer’s site.
Or enjoy this one, which is the larger size and for me, the best of the bunch. A wonderfully authentic look, this one has bevelled edges and bronze-finish hardware, as well as three drawers and two cabinets. Throw in the surface area and you have so many options in terms of storage.
£1,049 for this one.
14. Butler sideboard at Joybird
Joyride is something of a ‘go to’ place when it comes to midcentury modern interior design. So it’s obviously going to have a sideboard.
It used to stock an amazing stylised sideboard with sharp angles, but that has now departed that range, replace with something more typical of the era. The Butler.
Two cupboards, two drawers, stylised legs and some built-in handles that add some decoration to the front. $1,707 if you want it.
15. Janeiro sideboard at Maisons Du Monde
As you can tell by the name, the Janeiro takes its inspiration from Brazilian midcentury modern design.
A nice-looking thing too. Large (so a lot of storage) and with four doors and three moveable shelves inside. Those splashes of colour are a nice finishing touch too, although the grain of the wood is just as appealing.
£757 for this one.
16. Clive Sideboard at Wayfair
Fancy a hairpin leg or four? This one has this and a strong look too.
Again, the grain of the solid wood frame is a selling point, with subtly placed handles, three drawers and two cupboards, all supported by the hairpin legs.
£669.99 is the price.
17. Unson sideboard at Joybird
Remember the first one in the rundown? This is a tribute to it. And cheaper.
In fact, a tribute to Scandinavian design of the era. Officially a media console, with holes for your cables, this makes a great sideboard too. Very long and very colourful, it has a walnut veneer, cupboard space with adjustable shelves and soft-close drawers to each side behind the coloured panels.
A dream of a design and yours for $2,299.
18. Garret Sideboard at Wayfair
Design-wise, not too different to the one above. But much smaller and cheaper.
Don’t get hung up on the colours as there are various options available on that front. But the design is consistent, with a sliding panel revealing the shelving and drawers to the other side. All in that wood casing. Cables holes too, should you want to use it as a media console.
£659.99 if you like this one.
19. Midcentury modern Sideboard by Mo Woodwork
One of my favourites, although it isn’t the cheapest option out there.
Don’t worry about the light wood finish here. You can choose the wood, which is a benefit of this being a handmade item. Yob can even go for a coloured frontage if you want. As for the design, that’s large with cupboards to the side, drawers in the middle, cut-in handles and stylised legs.
£1,424 isn’t the cheapest, but this is handmade just for you.
20. Eloise Odetta retro sideboard
Another handmade design, but this one is much cheaper.
A far more simple design to be fair. A sheesham wood sideboard with a white panel to the front, cupboard space within and long tapered legs for support. That’s it really.
Except for the price, which is £275.
21. Handmade Konk oak sideboard
Something a little more industrial but with a strong midcentury modern vibe going on.
A minimalist design in oak, it has three large cupboard spaces within and support from the black steel legs. Something less really is more.
Handmade and selling for £1,665.
22. Walnut sideboard by Vintage House Coruna
A maker I have featured in the past, not least because they make some beautiful handmade designs.
Record storage is its main selling point, but the handmade designs by this maker also work well as sideboards. This is one such dual-purpose design, with a lovely wood grain, two large cupboard areas and Dansette-style legs for support.
All of that for £575.
23. Kanttari handmade colour sideboard
I would recommend browsing the entire range of this seller as it has an extensive and diverse range of midcentury modern designs. But this one stands out for me.
It stands out because of the colour. But let’s not underestimate the design. Love the blue and yellow, which is at odds with many of the more traditional designs you see here. Those angled legs are appealing too. As for storage, three drawers and two cupboards should be ample.
£1,230 to brighten up a room.
24. Ellipse midcentury modern sideboard by Oak Furnitureland
I have featured a few handmade designs that have a lead time. But if you just want something off the high street, have a look at this one.
The design isn’t as bold as some on here, but this is a good-looking design that would fit into a midcentury modern scheme.
Oak (as you might have guessed) the Ellipse has four drawers on the left, and a shelved cupboard on the right, with some angled legs for support and detailing to the front that doubles up as handles.
It’s in the clearance too, selling for £339.99.
25. Valentina sideboard at Heal’s
Heal’s always has classy options when it comes to home furnishings. Like the Valentina here.
Exclusive to the retailer, it has a solid walnut front with a carved design that cleverly conceals multiple doors for all of the storage. two large drawers and one even large cupboard area with two shelves. It also sits on a bronzed steel base, with each leg fitted with levellers at the bottom for easy adjustment.
£1,999 is the price.
26. Grooved sideboard at Habitat
This one is new in at Habitat – and I like it a lot.
Habitat is one of those retailers I tend to overlook these days. I used to spend a lot of time in the stores, but since they have closed I’ve lost track of the range. But they do occasionally bring out some interesting pieces, this being one of them.
Love those ‘grooved’ panels, the size of it and the tapered legs. Another in oak, it has four cupboards areas behind the push to open doors. £295 is great value too.
27. Fawn oak sideboard at Heals
Lovely Scandinavian look to this one, which is part of the Fawn furniture range at the high-end retailer.
Two pull-opening cupboards, two soft-close drawers and a stylish design with curves throughout.
£1,490 for this one.
28. Atomic handmade sideboards by Scout and Boo
One of my favourite sideboard ranges, but they don’t come cheap.
The selling point here is that ‘Atomic’ artwork, which is available in a variety of shades. Note that this a handmade design too. One that is made from birch ply and offers two large shelved (removable shelves) cupboards with three felt-lined drawers in the centre. Angled legs, of course.
£1,750 is the price of one, whatever colour you go for.
29. Mid Century sideboard by James Design
Another that uses coloured panels – and has options for different colours too.
Handmade in the UK, it has sliding Formica doors, tapered legs and simple handle detailing. Note also adjustable shelves within, cable management holes as an option and drawers are on soft-close runners. Love the grain of the wood too and the supporting legs.
£1,850 if you want one of these.
30. 1950s-style midcentury modern sideboard by Moutinho Store
This is a beauty and from a maker I have featured in the past. All of its designs are worth checking out.
Authenticity is the selling point here, with this one looking every bit the ‘vintage’ find.
A large, handmade sideboard, it has two sliding doors and four drawers, as well as slim, tapered legs and just enough detailing to catch the eye. The contrast on those drawers really catches the eye.
£669 is the price of this one.
31. Southwark sideboard by Swoon
More coloured panels, but with a slightly more affordable price tag.
One of a couple of Swoon picks, this one has a grey-washed mango wood body with a gradual fade of colour for the doors and drawers. Also present are scoop handles, a tray top, round legs, a large cupboard area and three drawers.
£599 gets you one.
32. Danish Retro sideboard range by Wharfside
There are numerous options for this particular range, but all are incredibly appealing to the eye.
So many woods for a start, as well as sizes and tweaks of detailing. But generally, you are looking at wood sideboards with sliding doors, cupboard storage, hidden drawers and tapered legs with caps at the end. Very classy.
But pricey too. You have to enquire about specific prices, but as a guide, you are looking at upwards of £2,800.
33. Merion retro sideboard at Swoon
Another from Swoon, but very different from the last one.
This example of a midcentury modern sideboard has herringbone parquetry doors, a brass-finished frame, more brass for the legs and handles and good-sized cupboards for storage.
£579 for this one.
34. Grayson storage sideboard at John Lewis and Partners
There’s an option of a light or dark wood finish for this one. I prefer the light version, but do check out both.
The design is much the same, with a slatted sliding door opening to reveal two storage compartments, each designed with a drawer and adjustable glass shelf. There are other pieces in the range too, should you want to match up.
Or just go for this one, which is £599.
35. Walnut sideboard with record storage by Stor New York
I have done a specialist record and vinyl storage round-up, but this one edges its way into the sideboard rundown too.
It’s a beautiful thing and handmade too. Solid walnut, solid brass and an unusual design. In a good way, that is.
Probably not unusual in decades past, but you don’t see many sideboards with vinyl storage these days. two sliding doors with two sections divided by a shelf, with the right section either left open or with dividers for records. Solid brass doorknobs are a nice finishing touch.
This one starts at £1,968.
36. Habitables midcentury modern sideboard
Another handmade design. There are a lot of them about.
But not as many quite like this one. A lovely grain to the wood, a marble top, angled legs, shelves to the left and right plus drawers in the middle.
Different options for the legs and the wood, but none come cheap. This one sells for £5,237.
37. Avon painted oak sideboard by Woodman
I have featured similar ones, but this design from Woodman deserves to be in the mix.
Natural oak, coloured front and drawers. There are four drawers, with a door hiding more internal storage. Tapered legs too.
£660 for this one.
38. 1950s-style Kann x Lola James Harper sideboard
A collaboration creating a beautiful piece that could be straight out of the 1950s.
A rosewood veneer, beechwood lacquered legs, a black lacquered door and both cupboard and drawer storage, as well as an open storage area. More of that capping of the legs, which is always a nice touch.
€2,470 gets you one of these.
39. Ercol Ramona large sideboard
I really couldn’t do this round-up without featuring Ercol, which has been making this kind of thing for decades.
The Romana is my favourite, but it is at the pricier end of the market. Crafted from solid pale oak and finished with a wood grain-enhancing protective clear matt lacquer, it has two single door cupboards, each with an adjustable shelf, and three drawers, two smaller and one deeper. The doors are soft-close and the handles subtly built into the design.
£2,375 is the current price.
40. Cross sideboard by Matthew Hilton for Case Furniture
I’m a big fan of Matthew Hilton’s designs, including this sideboard design for Case Furniture.
It’s a modern design with a retro aesthetic and one that’s veneered in either oak or walnut. Three drawers on the left side and two doors on the right, with all the sideboard’s handles made of rectangular solid wood. Angled legs for support too.
Priced from £1,500, depending on what you go for.
41. Quilda vintage sideboard at La Redoute
This is one of the best midcentury modern furniture ranges out there, so of course, Quilda has a sideboard.
It’s a very functional one too. Not too large and not too overstated. But of a size (and with a look) that should sit well in most homes. More oak for the construction and a design that includes three good-sized drawers and a cupboard with a removable and adjustable shelf.
£422.50 is the price.
42. Gallery sideboard at Olivia’s
Fairly minimal, but that’s also a selling point for this one.
A light wood design with fairly short tapered legs, it has two cupboards and three drawers, as well as a parquet-style pattern across the front.
£840 for this one.
43. Topim retro sideboard at La Redoute
This actually doubles up as a bar. But basically, it’s a sideboard.
An unusual one too and if you are on the hunt for something that takes inspiration from the 1950s, one to look at. An oblong shape, two doors opening onto one large storage space, gold-finish steel button handles and tapered steel legs, again with the gold finish.
£373.75 is the price right now.
44. Nordic rattan sideboard at Homary
A large sideboard with a Scandinavian feel and an interesting frontage.
The rattan front is probably the calling card for this one, sitting within that wooden frame. But this is a big design with so much storage within. Four split compartments behind the doors.
Different sizes and different finishes, with prices starting at £769.99.
45. Berkeley 4-drawer sideboard at Maisons Du Monde
Many designs out there are in a lighter wood right now. This is an option for a dark wood sideboard.
A bit of a classic look too. With a walnut veneer, this 1950s-inspired design has four drawers, two sliding drawers and moveable internal shelving. Metal legs and a lovely grain too.
£1,082 for this sideboard.
46. Fjord colour block sideboard at Maisons Du Monde
Two colour options for this one, which is inspired by Scandinavian design.
I don’t think this is the first one in the rundown called Fjord, but this is a unique design to the retailer.
two cupboard spaces behind the cupboard doors, three drawers and a lovely wood frame with angled legs. This is pretty much what you expect of anything calling itself a midcentury modern sideboard.
£324 is reasonable money too.
47. Tivoli retro oak sideboard at Oak Furniture Superstore
More oak and a very versatile design too. Three drawers, with a cupboard behind a sliding door and tapered legs for support. That’s it really.
£849 is the price of this one.
48. Dakota retro sideboard at House Cosy
Again, similar to some previous designs, but worth checking out regardless.
Solid oak with splashes of colour catching the eye. Two colour schemes available for this one. But both have cupboard space with rear holes for media, as well as the four drawers to the side.
Both priced the same at £589 too.
49. Paulette sideboard at Maisons Du Monde
This is an unusual one. Large and with something of a ‘vintage find’ look about it.
That’s not a criticism, by the way. I like the fact that it looks different to so many of the others. A large unit sat on angled legs, it has splashes of colour for the cupboard doors, a couple of drawers and an open storage area.
£410.50 is the price.
50. Bykato sideboard by Bykato Sideboard
I’m ending with one that’s not easy to show off here. Better to look at the photos on the retailer’s site.
So many finishes for both the wood and the colours for the front, with shelves/wooden trays available to finish the look. Yes, this is a customisable design that looks good both inside and out.
It isn’t a cheap option though. Prices start at £2,657.
That’s it. I’ll keep an eye out for more and update as and when I see other options.