What’s On Your Bedside Table?

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?

Kerrisdale Design Inc

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.

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Little Greene Paint Co

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!

Paul Massey

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!

House and Garden

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.

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September 9, 2014



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    Chichi Furniture

    September 12, 2014

    I’ve only recently got my first ever bedside table and I love it. I used to have a pile of stuff on the floor!! On my bedside is a lamp, books and jewellery, although to be honest it can sometimes look a bit cluttered. Adding a bedside can really add something to a room, as adding lamps and decorative items can make it a real feature, as well as a useful commodity.

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    Stacey Sheppard

    September 5, 2014

    I am in desperate need of a bedside table Carole. Sadly though there isn’t space in my bedroom to have one either side of the bed. So i have selflessly allowed my husband to have one. However, I have put a long shelf up above the bed so we can keeps books, plants, drinks etc close to hand.

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    September 5, 2014

    Love this post too… for me you have to have fresh flowers on a bedside table. Such a lovely thing to wake up to x


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    September 5, 2014

    Great post as usual! I keep it quite simple: a reading lamp, a glass of water and current book or magazine.

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    September 5, 2014

    I love this post – it’s so true that there are so many ways to go ‘bedside’. I recently bought some vintage metal stacking crates to upcycle and make a top for to use as ours. I must admit though I’m yet to master the art of keeping my bedside table clutter free!


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