I think we can all agree that the most important part of the bedroom is the bed, which is after all the whole point of the room. You go in, you sleep. Then at other times (especially in colder months) rugs join the list of important bedroom features. Or as I call them: bedroom essentials. I have both a bed and a rug in my bedroom. My third most important bedroom feature is without doubt the bedside table (or night stand) or whatever term revs your trend-loving motor.
Designer bedside tables
Yesterday’s Pinterest inspiration included a bedside table made up of vintage suitcases, a very interesting take on the concept. Of course this sparked an idea in me. What makes a good bedside table?
This is the wrong way to have a bedside table
According to this article a good bedside table is devoid of any clutter. This means no old magazines, household or work-related admin and paperwork. If you’re sleeping with a partner, check their side as well and get rid of old catalogues and newspapers.
We are however allowed to have our alarms, a current read (or two), a lamp and whatever else you use before going to bed and first thing after waking up.
It turns out your bedside table doesn’t necessarily have to be a table. It can be a ladder that can hold your bedside essentials and look good while doing it.
Bedside tables don’t have to freestanding or a table. They can come as part of your other pieces of furniture like this beautiful headboard cum side table. It has great storage and doesn’t take up much space.
A pretty and colourful bedside table is permitted; in fact I think it should be a rule for lovers of décor like us. This DIY tutorial will show you how to repaint yours.
I have been thinking, maybe if I get a spacious bedside that can be closed off and look unassuming, yet another bedside table following the two books at most rule. I can have my 20 best reads of all time beside my bed.
It’s just an idea.