The bedside table has always been
essential in the bedroom, even though we don’t always realize it. Just imagine
how life would be without a table by your bedside.
There wouldn’t be a place to store your
books for night reading, hide your midnight snacks, or keep your remote
controls so you can stay in bed for as long as you want. Working from home may
not be the same if it weren’t for the bedside table that saves you from having
to sit in your living room or kitchen just to have the tablespace.
A well-decorated bedside table may not
essentially be the key to a good night’s sleep. But, it sure can complete the
look of your bedroom. Let’s start with a few suggestions on what to put on
8 Essential Items to Put
On Your Bedside Table
Lamp – Lamps just
tables. They just
set the mood and give you the necessary light for reading before bed. They are
functional and often, being stylish is a bonus.
Essential Oil Diffuser – Diffusers are all the rage these days for their
said benefits of essential oils. They perform double duty by increasing
humidity levels and diffusing oils.
Alarm Clock – You may be used to using your phone as an alarm, but
an old-fashioned alarm clock is a great way to stay away from your phone, at
least even before you could wash your face.
Tissue Box – A bedside table can also keep the tissue handy
whenever you’re suffering from a bad cold or simply need to wipe away the tears
whenever you’re binge-watching a drama.
Trinket Tray – Keep your bedroom free from clutter by keeping small
accessories like rings, bracelets, and necklaces in a trinket tray. It keeps
you from misplacing them, too.
Journal – You never
know when a great idea will strike or whether you’ll be able to store it
mentally. Keep a fancy journal on your bedside table for those aha moments.
Plants – There are
plenty of NASA-approved indoor plants that are great for air purification. You
may fancy getting one for yourself or taking one of your plants in the bedroom.
Scented Candles – Even when not lit, scented candles are effective in
making the room smell fantastic. Light them up and they’re sure to make your
room a warm place to relax and unwind.
These are but a few of the many things you
can put on your table. Others include eye masks, flower arrangements, and
5 Ideas to Style Your
• Use Accessories of
Proportion is key to creating the perfect
bedside table. Use accents of varying heights to add a dynamic dimension
instead of objects of the same size that create a flat, dull look. As such,
consider placing a tall lamp for drama and smaller accents to balance it.
Similar to the way
different heights add interest to your bedside table, varying textures create a
visual impact. Think smooth accents like ceramic vases and table lamps on your
glass top bedside table. You can also use it to accent your visibly grained
• Choose the Right
Besides texture, it’s
also a great way to use hues that will contrast the color of your table. Opt
for accents in similar colorways—you may also want to use linens within the
same color family to complete the look. To finish, consider pops of bold color
and metallic tones to add a few contrasting tones to the overall design.
• Stay Practical
As much as how you would
want to decorate your bedside table, you’d also want to keep it practical. By
practical we mean using it as a place to store your personal belongings
including trinket trays, clocks, and journals. It’s why you’d want to invest in
something that not only serves its purpose but also complement your design
• Edit, edit,
It’s easy for your
bedside table to become a dumping ground for items that you want to keep in
handy before bedtime. To avoid that, make sure that you clean it regularly and
get rid of anything unnecessary. While at it, you might also want to switch up,
mix and match, and replace your decorations now and then. This will keep your
bedside table interesting, not to mention personal.
Over the years, the
bedroom has transitioned from being merely a place to sleep in into a personal
space where we can be ourselves and spend our days comfortably. It’s why
comfort and personalization have become two important factors that are given
priority when decorating our homes; when it comes to these things, it’s nearly
impossible to not give bedside tables a thought.
They complete your
bedroom, both in terms of comfort and style. They can be further personalized,
depending on your lifestyle and the mood you’d like to achieve.
would you decorate your bedside table? If you have any more tips to add to the
list, leave a comment below.