Supremely Stylish Solutions for the Space Above a Credenza

Supremely Stylish Solutions for the Space Above a Credenza

Dabney Frake
Mar 24, 2016
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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.

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A huge piece of typographic art from Honeymoon Hotel on Etsy makes a dramatic statement. Bonus points for the Dirty Dancing reference.

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This diagonal art configuration above designer Mario Ruiz’s Punt sideboard is an interesting take on a gallery wall.

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Two shelves above Claire Thomas' credenza mimic the lines of the furniture and draw your eye upward to the ceiling.

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Huge spindly flowering branches in a simple white vase are a nice contrast to the rectangular sideboard from House Updated.

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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.

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Talk about drama. This hugely oversized mirror dwarfs the credenza in Joe Trohman's home, but it totally somehow works.

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Overlapping plants, artwork and other objects gives the piece layers of interest, as recommended by Inside Out.

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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.

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