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5 styling tips for your bedside table

25 Oct 2017

Bedrooms deserve a little more attention, especially when you consider how much time we spend in them. After the bed, the bedside table is the next piece that could do with a bit of styling.

Most homeowners don't give enough attention to this room and yet it doesn’t take much effort to freshen up and style a bedside table. Get tips…

1. Arrangement of fresh flowers 

A bit of greenery in all the rooms goes a long way towards creating a soothing atmosphere.

A simple vase filled with freshly cut flowers not only injects colour and texture to a room, but they’re also beneficial in boosting your mood.

Just like other rooms in your home, a vase of beautiful blossoms or a small houseplant will do wonders for a bedroom.

2. Clutter contained 

Bedside tables are generally small in size, so as not to take up too much space in a bedroom. That means there isn't a lot of space on the top so you're going to need a bit more storage if you keep a lot of items next to the bed.

If this is the case, shop around or make your own bedside table or cabinet that offers extra storage.

3. Style according to size 

You're going to select a bedside table that not only matches the style of bed or décor of the bedroom, but also the size of the room.

A small bedroom may only have enough space for a small table or cabinet next to the bed. When styling this, don't place too many items on the surface, as less is best. If more storage is required, choose a bedside table that offers storage underneath. 

4. Allow for essentials 

Every bedside table will have the basics: a reading lamp, fresh vase of flowers, an alarm clock (if you need one) and bedtime reading.

If the space allows, you can also have a framed photo or a small personal trinket.

Alternatively, it's not unusual to hang a frame, picture or even a mirror on the wall behind the bedside table.

5. Focus on the feature 

The bed is a central feature in any bedroom, but in the absence of a headboard, you can use bedside tables to frame it.

An arrangement of small artworks above a bedside table creates a focal point that effectively frames the bed. This decorating trick also works well where there is only enough space for a small bedside table or two, or a large bedroom with minimal furniture.

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