When you become an adult, you realize there is more to a bedroom than a mattress on the floor. The space around the bed is the most visible area, so fill it will something that will make you smile, something like a nice set of bedside tables.
These are so much more than a storage solution for your glasses, books, company files, smartphone, etc. Well chosen pieces can tie up the room and highlight the best features. They do not have to be identical nor should match your bed, but should be of the same height. Too much information? Trust me, the more you know, the less chances of investing in something you’ll hate in a year or two.
Browse home décor magazines and ideas online for an inspiration and even some tips. And NEVER ever buy the first thing you find attractive. Scour the online furniture stores to see what the market has to offer. But before you buy bedside tables online, do your research – read other people’s reviews (not only on the particular item, but on the seller as well), compare different designs, styles and prices; try to imagine the pieces in your bedroom – if you feel them, buy them. Sounds like hard work? Trust us, it is simpler than it sounds. The Internet makes the whole search easy – with few open tabs you can easily find and buy bedside tables online and have the pieces delivered to your door.
Decorating the tables is just as important to make the pieces really stand out and look great. Below we’ll go over a few different ideas you can use to decorate your bedside tables with.
No bedside table would be complete without a nice lamp. You should match the lamp to the design of the table and room. If you have a modern table then a modern lamp should go on it. If you have a small table you want to choose a sleeker, smaller lamp that doesn’t take up much room.
You want something on there that makes you smile so you can start your day right! It could be anything – a piece of artwork you like, maybe a photograph of someone you love, maybe some kind of momento from travels you’ve taken.
Fresh is always better, they add a bit of nature to the inside of your room and a pop of colour. They smell great but can be pricey if you don’t have any in your yard. If you are looking for a more permanent solution, you can always use some good quality fake ones.
To add a bit of luxury into the room, you could choose to place a good quality scented candle. Choose the colour and scent depending on the mood you want to set. If you’re not sure which one to choose, opt for something simple like a vanilla scent with a white or cream colour. It’s neutral and won’t clash with the room.
You can place a shallow dish on your table and use it to put the jewelry you wear every day. This will add something sparkly to your table as well as becoming a place where you can keep your valuables.
Don’t be afraid to play with different objects if you think it will look good. If you are unsure that things will match stick to one base colour and make all the items coordinate with that colour. That way you can get a rough idea if they will match or not.
Create a balance of silhouettes by adding different sized and interesting objects like perfume bottles, vases, and so on. When working with a small space like a table grouping of three items look and work best together. If something looks too small books work well to give height to an object.
Don’t be afraid to put overlapping items like a lamp in front of a piece of artwork. This will add depth and character into the look. Don’t be afraid to experiment and play around with the arrangement until you find the way it looks just right.
The most important piece, of course, is the bedside table. Try looking at different styles before committing to buying one. For some inspiration you can easily look up bedroom decorating tips online. You also want to make sure you choose a suitable size so measure the space before you buy to make sure it’s the right height and width. You can find a great deal of bedside tables at local furniture dealers or, as we’ve mentioned earlier, you can easily shop, compare and buy bedside tables online. Most websites have all the dimensions and information you need and they will deliver straight to your door.