Bedside tables are often ignored, unloved and worse a haven for clutter. It is bemusing really as these cabinets frame your bed and offer a wealth of practical storage as well as the opportunity to add an additional layer of design to your bedroom.
Choose the Right Bedside Cabinet
Not all bedside cabinets are created equally unfortunately. In order to add something to your room rather than detract you need to find pieces which work alongside the other furniture in the room, either matching or complementing them in some way. Consider how much room you have, for example do you want, need and have room for a bedside table on either side or the bed and if so how big do they need to be?
Also consider how much storage you want your chosen pieces to incorporate. Would you like two drawers or would one be sufficient? Consider your choices carefully before buying.
Clear the Clutter
Bedside cabinets and tables attract clutter. Glasses, books, glasses of water, medication, tissues, jewellery and more often languish on the top making that part of your bedroom look untidy and spoiling the overall calming effect that you had wanted to create in your bedroom.
A top tip is to use the drawers or cupboards on the bedside cabinets to store your items so that items remain close at hand and organised while the top may be used for more decorative purposes.
Dress Your Bedside Tables
When dressing your bedside cabinets you have a limited amount of space to play with therefore it is important to make it count. If a reading lamp is a must make it a spectacular piece which works perfectly with the existing décor and ideally doesn’t take up much room.
If you need a glass of water by the bed invest in a carafe and covered glass which again complements the style of the room.
Choose Quality Every Time
You could pick up some cheap and cheerful bedside cabinets for just a few pounds however they will not be as study, last as long or look anywhere as good as a quality set or individual piece would. Quality doesn’t necessarily have to mean overly expensive however it does pay to spend that little bit more to find the right pieces for your home.