Despite being small and compact, bedside tables can make a big difference in your nighttime or morning routine, by adding a spot to place a lamp, plug in your phone or keep reading material handy. Besides offering storage, they also offer the chance to anchor your bedroom’s style.
Whether a collection of modern nightstands has caught your eye, or you’re simply deciding between a black nightstand
and a white nightstand
, here are few tips to help you through your search.
What size should my bedside table be?
Consider the height of your bed as well as how much space you have on either side when choosing a night table. Ideally, you should be about level with it while laying in bed so that you can easily reach a lamp or your phone. Tall nightstands elegantly complement more raised beds, while a short and small bedside table could be the perfect pair for a low, modern bed. In terms of width, you want the table to complement your bed, not overpower it or feel too small. In a compact apartment, a narrow nightstand can be just the right fit. Similarly, a floating or wall-mounted nightstand can save even more space by not touching the floor.
What style of bedroom nightstands is best?
Although your bed side tables don't need to perfectly match the rest of your bedroom furniture, they should be a part of the same design family. Use a midcentury nightstand
set to add some character to an otherwise simple bedroom. While a more traditional look would include a table on either side of the bed, feel free to pair different vintage nightstands together to make your bedroom feel more natural and collected. Just don't mix too many different wood types, as they can easily clash. Finally, think about how simple or stately you want your bedside table to be; while some simply function as a surface to put a glass of water, a three-drawer nightstand
will attract more attention and provide more storage.
What material do I want my bedside table to be made of?
Bedside tables come in a variety of materials, each of which can contribute to a particular mood and feeling in your bedroom. If you’re going for a modern or industrial look, a metal nightstand is an excellent option, as it will create an interesting contrast with a soft, plush bed. For a warmer, more traditional look, opt for a wood nightstand. Consider the finish as well; while a white bedside table will channel a clean, minimalist look, a cherry nightstand
would nicely complement deep, rich colors in your bedding.
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