Your nightstand should have a purpose other than storing eyeglasses, loose coins, and lip balms. It is one of the most important pieces of furniture in your bedroom and deserves to be highlighted. Choosing a bedside table is a bit like choosing the side dish for your meal. It should work in harmony with your bed, complementing its style while serving its own practical function. Well-chosen bedside tables will work with the lighting, decoration, and other pieces of furniture in your bedroom, too.

If you’re looking for a new bedside table and don’t know where to start. we’ve put together a guide to choosing the right one for you.

Know The Right Height

Having your bedside table at the proper height will make a tremendous difference, regardless of the design or size of your room. It should not be higher than your mattress’s top. Making a straight, clean line from the bed to the bedside table will make it easy to reach for things in the middle of the night, whether it’s a drink of water, a lamp, or a book. Having one that is too high or too low, whatever it is, is bothersome and can lead to accidents. You can go up to two inches higher or lower than your mattress without breaking the bank, but no more.

How Much Bedside Table is Needed?

One of the most common misunderstandings about bedside tables is that they must be purchased in pairs! You are more than welcome to have simply one bedside table; in fact, you have complete freedom in this regard. Bedrooms that are styled symmetrically tend to seem chicer and more visually pleasant, but if you have a smaller space or only require one bedside, going solo is perfectly fine. If you’re only going to get one bedside table, make sure it’s big enough to accommodate all of your bedside requirements as well as any extra knickknacks you might like to keep near your bed.

Bedside Storage

Storage is another useful feature of a bedside table, and perhaps the most crucial. It’s a good idea to think about the surface before getting distracted by doors and drawers. Consider how much space you’ll need there for your nighttime requirements. Then consider what you want to store inside the table. If you need to find a home for socks and underwear, or any other smaller items such as medicines and reading glasses, a bedside table with drawers is a good idea. 

Style Of Bedside Table

The interiors world is seeing a real move towards natural finishes and materials and the bedside table is the perfect way to add this trend into the bedroom. Think wooden stumps, cane, rattan or plywood bedsides that are sure to suit a scandi, minimal, modern rustic or boho bedroom interior style. Whatever design bedside you choose, take in mind any existing interior style in your bedroom, as well as any prevailing color schemes or furnishings, to avoid creating visual jarring or confusion in your area.

Source: interiorsonline.com, thespuce.com, fishpools.co.uk

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