Bedside table or night table : how to choose it ? Our advice

When choosing your bedside table, there are things to keep in mind to ensure you have a piece of furniture in the style you want and that meets your needs. Bedside tables, often there are two, are a bit like the earrings on your bed! It is an accessory that beautifies both your bed and your room. Either you choose two matching bedside tables or you mismatch them, it’s up to you. But whatever your choice, your bedside tables must be functional, giving you more space to store small items, serving you to put a book or even a pretty vase with a bouquet of fresh flowers. If you want to change bedside tables, update the decoration of your room and refresh the atmosphere of your sleeping area, here are some tips.

The functionality of your bedside table

When choosing a new bedside table, keep in mind the objects you use regularly that will be placed on its surface or stored inside. It can be a bedside lamp, a glass of water, a candle, a book, a vase, your glasses, etc. If you are a follower of minimalism, choose your bedside tables with drawers. So nothing will be left in sight, but everything will be nice and tidy – and hidden.

Everything that is stored on the bedside table such as medicines, loose change, electronic devices including your telephone for example can be stored elsewhere in the house. Changing your bedside table also means purifying your decoration, in any case all your little personal clutter.

Nightstand creativity

Avoid buying the bedroom delivered in one piece with everything to match if you want to inject character into your bedroom decoration. When everything is the same, it’s a bit of a catalog and it becomes difficult to leave your mark on the decoration. See beyond the simple classic bedside table. A vintage wooden chair, ladder, crates can do just as well and create an interesting look while remaining functional. An original idea is to take a drawer and then turn it into a bedside table by fixing it to the wall. Of course, you have to carefully assess the height where you install it.

Another idea is to collect a small stepladder that you like from a garage sale or from a second-hand online sales site. You can repaint it or leave it as is. Finally, the pallet is so popular, if you have one you can recover its wood and create a bedside table with it. It is possible to attach wheels to it to make it mobile. In short, experiment. And show off your personality!

A DIY bedside table (Do It Yourself)

Consulting your favorite web pages, starting with Pinterest, will allow you to find many ideas for creating your own bedside table with your hands. A Do It Yourself bedside table. The assembly instructions and the images will guide you and the step by step are very often easy to follow because they are well detailed. You can also adapt some proposals to make your bedside table personalized, unique in its kind. If it is successful, it is a piece of furniture that you can pass on. You can buy an existing bedside table and customize it, paint it, add decorative elements to it, consider it differently. Or you can build it from scratch. There are tutorials offering explanatory videos for making a wooden bedside table, with the A to Z method. All you need to do is equip yourself with the basic elements, the necessary equipment and then patiently follow the instructions.

To match or not to match your bedside tables

Don’t feel like you have to match your nightstands, it can work just fine with two nightstands that look distinct, as long as there is a match in color, shape or size. For example, there may be more room on one side of the bed, allowing you to place a slightly larger bedside table with drawers, while the other side has a smaller bedside table. , but both are made of the same wood. Or you can choose a version that is more feminine on one side and more masculine on the other while keeping the same color and shape! Again, don’t be afraid to experiment to get a bedroom decor that suits you.

Define and follow your style to choose your bedside table

The color and material used will define your style of decoration so pay attention to it. For an Atlantic coast decoration, choose natural materials while for an industrial decoration, choose a combination of metal and wood. Go to Pinterest or flip through magazines to find inspiration and to get an idea of ​​what goes with each style. Once you have drawn your inspiration, define what style you want.

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