Contemporary Bedroom Furniture In Wood

Contemporary bedroom furniture in wood has been making a comeback for the last few years, as ever led by Italian brands like Bimax, Jesse Furniture & SMA Mobili.  The trend we have noticed over the last two years or so is that bleached oaks & light oaks are out & white or coloured painted ash & oak are in. The colour of a lacquered ash/oak is a solid colour, but the texture of the wood grain is visible, which can seem a little softer than a normal lacquer, & can look slightly more interesting, especially with the current movement towards more organic, natural finishes.  Bedside cabinets & chests of drawers in these finishes are versatile too – they look fantastic with upholstered beds, but could go with wood, lacquer & even metal too.

Europeo Curve Bedside Cabinet
Europeo Curve Bedside Cabinet

We are also seeing bedroom furniture in canaletto walnut, a soft, versatile wood finish that works really well with paler fabrics. Dark oak bedroom furniture is still going strong as well, although it needs to be used with care. In a bedroom with a white bed & white walls it can look stunning, but darker rooms aren’t suited to it.

As our bedroom furniture is made by the companies who make our other contemporary furniture it is also possible to introduce useful items like bookcases & wall units into the bedroom, & of course our bedroom furniture manufacturers also make bedroom wardrobes in these finishes too. Our design experts can help you understand which pieces go with which too, so everything can be beautifully colour co-ordinated.

Sideboards, The Perfect Combination of Style & Substance

No contemporary furniture collection is complete without sideboards, which have made a real comeback in the last few years. A great mix of the good looking & useful sideboards are great for virtually any room & are a fantastic way of adding extra storage while upping your interior style quotient. We have always had a large selection of modern, contemporary sideboards (we started with Casabella furniture’s high gloss Lucido collection, back in 2007 & kept going) – we now also have sideboards from Alivar, Bimax, Bonaldo, Europeo, Jesse Furniture, Tema Home & more. All except Tema Home (which is made in Portugal) are made in Italy.

We have a good range of finishes too, including the ever popular white gloss, as well as black sideboards, & sideboards in other matt & gloss lacquer colours, from bold red to the the new dove grey – a subtle alternative to white or cream. Quite a few of our sideboards come in wenge, which is a dark oak stained veneer & Canaletto walnut, a light Italian walnut that looks fantastic in a contemporary room. As there are so many choices our sideboards are usually made to order – so lead times are eight weeks or more.

Lucido gloss lacquer sideboard from Casabella Furniture
The original & still great Lucido gloss lacquer sideboard by Casabella Furniture

Sideboards in the Living Room. Sideboards are just perfect for TVs now that the plasma screen reigns supreme, whether the TV sits on top of it or hangs on the wall above it. They look great with a vase, lamp, sculpture etc on top as well, & are a useful place to store remote controls etc.  Some of our modern sideboards come as cupboards too, which can provide more storage, although of course are too high to display anything on top of, & most of them have other matching contemporary living room furniture – bookcases, coffee tables, wall units & TV units, so many of our customers get several pieces from the same collection at one time. Our living room sideboards can be found here.

Sideboards in the Dining Room. This sideboards & cupboards are especially useful in a dining area, providing storage for glasses, plates, cutlery, silverware & napkins. As we believe in presenting collections almost all of our sideboards have other dining room furniture to match, but if they don’t please pop into our showroom where we can get our samples out & put them side by side so you can find something that works from another collection. Several of our staff are trained interior designers so can give you great advice!

Sideboards are an attractive piece of dining room furniture too, & as they need to be put against a wall are fantastic under a lovely mirror (Casabella, Jesse & Bimax do mirrors too) or picture.  Several of the sideboards have matching cupboards too, which can provide more storage, & could free up some of your kitchen cupboards while keeping non every day crockery/crystal safe. Our dining room sideboards can be found here.

Bimax Diagonal Sideboard
The space saving Bimax Diagonal Sideboard has sliding doors & cutlery inserts.