If there’s one piece of furniture in the house that has to fulfil many functions, it has to be the humble bedside table. I know I deliberated for a long time over what style to choose in my own home. It not only has to fit in with the style of the bedroom and look amazing but it has to hold so many things!
So what style do you choose and what do use your nightstand for?
If you are the kind of person who likes a tidy house it’s always a good idea to choose furniture with drawers. That way you can tuck out of sight all of the things that you don’t need to see on display. The bedside table above even has a handy shelf to add a basket of magazines which is a fabulous idea and leaves room on the top for the current book, reading lamp, telephone and a pretty vase of flowers. Hanging pictures above the table is also a good way of making a feature of this lovely corner.
Sometimes it’s even better to replace the bedside table with a full size chest of drawers especially if your bedroom lacks space. It can then do double duty and there is also so much more room on the top for those things you need by your side during the night. I little trinket tray is a good idea for storing jewellery and rings too.
And speaking of double duty. By choosing a table that has room underneath you can easily add a chair and you have an occasional desk too. I like the addition of the candle. So romantic!
If you know you can stick to a minimalist scheme you have much more choice when it comes to choosing your nightstand. As long as there is room on the surface for the essentials and perhaps a glass of water and a personal memento or two. Of course, the one above could be hiding all manner of things under that wooden top!
So what do you keep on your bedside table?
For a large selection of bedside tables try Furniture UK. Fluted zinc planters that can be used as bedside tables can be found at Cox & Cox. Similar wood and oak swings are available at The Oak & Rope Co.