Selecting Bedside Tables

Bedside tables, also called nightstands, are useful additions to all bedrooms. They give you the perfect place to set your alarm clock, lamp, radio, window ac remote control and even a drink. When you start shopping for some bedside tables of your own, there are some things that you may want to consider.

The first of these is thinking of what you’ll use the bedside table for. If you only need a place to put aside the book you’re reading along with an alarm clock, then you’ll most likely only need a small table. This one won’t even need to have any drawers included in it. On the other hand, if you need a place to put makeup, paperwork, the remote control as well as room for a lamp or telephone, a larger one will be needed that includes drawers.

Selecting Bedside Tables

Selecting Bedside Tables

The next thing to consider is what design you want for your bedside table. It will need to complement your other bedroom furniture. Traditional bedrooms will usually take a wooden or painted style with details such as brass handles. If your furniture is more modern, try simple styles with clean lines. It’s great to get matching tables to put on both sides of the bed as this creates a balanced, smart and sophisticated look. Styles such as mirrored or high gloss tables make a bold statement. To keep the bed as the focus of the room, consider white tables that will blend rather than stand out.

Another thing you’ll want to consider is the size and shape of the table. For this, you’ll need to measure the space where the table will be sitting. Then, be sure that you don’t choose a table that will get in the way of other bedroom furniture. Also keep in mind that if you want to get a round bedside table, be sure there’s enough room for it as these are usually bigger than square ones.

There are some beds that have bedside tables already attached on either side. These create a sleek, streamlined look and it keeps you from needing to buy extra furniture. For a tight space, you may want to consider a small shelf or baskets on the wall rather than a bedside table. You can also use a chair, stack of decorative storage boxes or even old suitcases to create a way to hold your lamp and alarm clock next to the bed.

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