The Pine Sideboard is one of those unique pieces of furniture that can turn a small bedroom or lounge space into something completely different. As you have probably seen when checking out bedroom furniture ranges, there is quite a range of options available. From large bulky pieces that are difficult to fit into a smaller space, right through to sleek and beautiful desks that sit happily in any room. As well as bedrooms, they are also very useful in lounge areas, spare rooms and spare living rooms. The beauty of the Sideboard is that it blends in with almost any type of decor and you can be sure that it will enhance the look of your home as well as increase the functionality of your existing furniture.

The first thing to think about when buying a Sideboard is the size of the space you have to work with. Measure the dimensions of the room and take an accurate measurement of the area behind your sofa. The next thing you need to do is find a table that will fit perfectly into this measurement. Remember to allow for the space behind the sofa – you don't want the table to block the doorway. Once you have found a suitable table, go round it to make sure it matches the rest of the space.

Once you have made all your measurements and you have your furniture, it's time to think about colour. Pick a colour that contrasts well with the pine. As pine comes in many different colours it's really important not to rule out a colour that you don't love – it will blend into the room easily. Although it might look odd, you might find it a feature that makes the room look warm and inviting – perfect for those summer evenings when relaxing by the pool.

As previously mentioned, it's also a good idea to consider whether to buy furniture that is already built or to build it yourself. Personally I believe that buying a pine sideboard yourself is a better option as it is both cheaper and much easier to achieve a professional look. Another advantage of buying a piece of furniture pre-built is that you can then add extra features depending on your budget. If you are on a tight budget you might like to keep things basic, such as two seats, a coffee table and a sideboard. As you can see, there are lots of options available.

When choosing a pine sideboard, there are a few other things to consider. Do you want an open design? If so then you should consider a pine design with three or four curved legs. This gives it a more contemporary look and feel. If you want a more classical look you could go for a straight piece.

There is a wide range of finishes, you could choose from. The most popular is lacquer or varnish. This will allow you to give the pine with a distressed or antique look. However, it can also make it more difficult to clean. I would recommend using furniture polishing wax as this will allow you to make clean-ups much easier and they will be far less likely to leave marks on your pine furniture.

There are many reasons to choose a pine sideboard over other types of furniture. For a start it is extremely versatile as it looks great in almost any room of the house. You could go for a more traditional or antique finish if you are after something that goes with more traditional styles of furniture, or you could go for a sleek modern finish that makes your pine sideboard stands out from the rest.

Pine is one of the cheapest woods available to manufacturers. It is strong and hard wearing and it has a timeless quality. When you want good quality furniture, you should always take a long look at pine. It is highly unlikely to go anywhere else.