Bedside tables are a perfect example of furniture that needs to be as beautiful as it is useful. There is no point in having a beautiful nightstand if you can’t reach your lamp. And for the same reason, you don’t want the careful decoration of your bedroom to be ruined by a purely practical piece of furniture. After taking care of the bed, the linen bedding, and where to store your clothes, you will need to solve one of the most common dilemmas, which is what goes next to your bed. You will need a nightstand that matches your interior style adequately and that has a large surface and capacious drawers to store your items.
Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect nightstand for your home:
The ideal height for a nightstand should match the top of your mattress, for example; the resting surface (See the photo below). Centimeter more or centimeter less, the important thing is that the top of the bedside table is at the same level as the mattress, so as to make it easy to reach and to create a harmonious view around the bed. If you can’t find a nightstand that is the same height as the bed, we recommend that you choose a slightly taller nightstand rather than a low one, this will make it look better.
If you have enough space for a lamp on your nightstand, it will be easier for you to reach lighting. Choose a cord-lit lamp so you don’t have to go directly to the bulb. If you use the bed also while sitting, it is advisable that the base of the lamp reaches about the height of your chin, in this way you will have better light. The ideal size for a lamp is about 1/3 of that of the bedside table. Choose lamps that are proportionate to your nightstand and make sure you have enough space for other items. If you don’t have a lot of space, or you prefer a minimal style, you can opt for a wall lamp. These will ensure that the bedside table remains free for other small items and that the attention is focused on the bedroom.
Bedside tables with drawers are great for hiding items like glasses, medicines, or other bedroom trinkets. Consider whether you want a bedside table with doors, an open shelf, or just a surface. The combination of a small drawer above and an open shelf below, like the one pictured below (image from lobsterandswan.com ), is a great choice.
Think if you wanted two matching or contrasting nightstands. The advantage of a matching pair is that it makes the bedroom homogeneous and designed with some intention. But having two different bedside tables can be equally beautiful to look at, giving the room a less formal and more eclectic feel. If you choose different styles, make sure there is a recurring element (color, material, or size). This way you will make sure they look good together and don’t look randomly placed there. Think about the surface too – if you’re used to keeping a glass or small carafe of water on your nightstand, wood may not be the best choice as it may stain. In terms of color, feel free to experiment: choose a color that goes to the eye or keep everything on the.
Keep your bedroom decor proportionate. A large bed requires large bedside tables and vice versa. If you have a small room and a large bed, consider not arranging bedside tables. That way you won’t have to try to tuck in too small bedside tables, and the room won’t feel cramped. If you have a bed with a headboard, a three-drawer chest of drawers will look great in your room. The height of the headboard allows you to position a higher surface next to the bed.
There are two types of nightstands we love: the first is a sleek, sleek, modern nightstand, the other is a simple mid-century beauty. But if you think a nightstand is too expensive or you are looking for something different you can opt for a vintage wicker basket, shelves, trunks, spice racks, cutting boards used as shelves, or even tree trunks. Be creative and have fun, but remember that you need something that stands up to the clumsy quest for the light switch in the dark and enhances the beauty of your room. As in the image below, sometimes having little is better. Wouldn’t it go perfectly with our pure linen in the plum kitten variant? For more tips on how to decorate with linen click here or here .