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Nightstand Decorating Ideas

Styling Tips for a Fashionable (and Uncluttered) Nightstand

It’s one of the first things we wake up to see each morning: our nightstand. But too often, a nightstand becomes the cluttered afterthought of our bedroom décor.

For most of us, our nightstands become messy heaps of books, magazines, jewelry, phones, and more. It’s easy for so much stuff to accumulate on top that we can barely see the nightstand underneath it all.

Don’t sacrifice style for functionality – enjoy the practicality of a nightstand while making it a focal design piece in your room. With a little planning, your nightstand, and even the stuff you keep on your nightstand, can create the perfect, Shoreline Bedside Tablepretty finishing touch for your bedroom. Wake up to a stylish nightstand, while keeping everything you need within reach.

Styling Your Nightstand

Our suggestion: Think about height. The key to decorating a nightstand is to create three tiers of heights on top of the nightstand. It avoids the messy-heap scenario, while creating a neatly designed beside table.

The Tall Item

Think of one primary item that will add height to your table. For most of us, this will be a lamp. Be careful with the size of the table base, however; you don’t want it to take over the table. Other tall items you may wish to use are a potted Bassett Tobagoplant or a large framed print, propped against the wall behind the beside table.

The Middle Items

This is a good place to exercise your creativity. For your middle item, choose an object or two that reflects your personality. Are you a book lover? During the day, stack your books to create a small shelf for a decorative item. Nature lover? Find a flower vase to add a touch of the outdoors to your table. And, of course, setting a framed photograph of a loved one is a sweet addition to any bedside table.

The Small Details

To avoid clutter, find ways to organize the small items you keep nearby. Place earrings and rings in a pretty trinket tray before bedtime, or set your glasses in a holder.

Organizing Your Nightstand

Hide Your Tech: If you keep your phone or tablet by your bed, choose a nightstand that can hide your cords and keep things tidy. Our Bella Stone Top Nightstand looks vintage, but it offers several ways to conceal your devices: A power strip with USB ports is tucked into a drawer, and wire management holes organize (and hide) your cords.

Anticipate Your Storage Needs: If you like to keep several books and magazines within arm’s reach of bed, find a nightstand with a shelf that offers a place to store the publications without taking over the tabletop. Consider the MODERN Astor Nightstand, which offers a shelf in addition to two large drawers.

Skip the Lamp, Save on Space: If you have tight quarters, never fear. Avoid taking up space on your bedside table with a lamp by hanging a sconce above the table instead. This way you can choose a small nightstand that fits your space (such as the Ventura Nightstand) without compromising your space.

Call the Pros

For more inspiration, contact our design experts. They’re happy to talk with you to help you choose the nightstand that’s right for your room and your living style. Request a free design consultation, whether in person, online, or over the phone.

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