Of all the spaces in your home, the bedroom is undoubtedly the one place where you can fully and freely be yourself without any inhibitions. It is a safe and comfortable haven and the perfect bedroom is all about finding what works for you best. Beyond the obvious like a cozy bed and a lovely color scheme, there are little details that make your bedroom a lot more pleasant and functional. A smart nightstand is definitely on the top of this list. Beside tables come in a wide range of forms and the more minimal nightstands tend to cut back on excesses even while saving space.
There are plenty of directions which you can take while choosing the ideal nightstand. If you are an avid reader who fills his bedroom shelves with books, then a couple of matching bedside tables with adequate drawer space is an absolute must. Others might just need a small bedside table that holds their smartphone, glasses and an alarm clock. No matter what your needs, our latest roundup of trendy finds promises something for everyone!
If saving up precious square footage in your small bedroom is a priority, then it is hard to find a nightstand that is far more efficient than one that is wall-mounted. Floating nightstands with a box-like design are a hot trend this season and you can easily add one to the bedroom without undertaking a major redecorating project. The best part about it is that even the forgotten corner next to the bed on the far side can also now feature a cool nightstand that also adds to the overall aesthetic.
The floating nightstand in wood also ushers in textural contrast and you can choose between closed drawers and an open shelf depending on how organized you are. A simple table lamp and LED strip lighting can complete these wall-mounted delights that simply never disappoint! If you are not really someone who has a whole bag of bedside items to store, then the minimal floating nightstand is undoubtedly the best choice.
The floating nightstand definitely cuts back on the amount of space you need to spare for the nightstand. But maybe you want something more on the ground and yet equally efficient! The small, round bedside table is for those who really do not need the nightstand for anything other than holding their smartphone, glasses and a sleek table lamp. It might not really offer any storage, but the small bedside table can be easily moved around when not being used without any hassle.
Combine a coupled of dashing floor lamps along with a small, round bedside table (which can also be used as an end table in the living room when needed) to move away from the more traditional design approach. Low-slung beds coupled with equally modest bedside tables are a great choice in bedrooms with low ceiling and in attic spaces. From nesting tables that never fail to bedframes that come with cool, attached nightstands there are innumerable innovative options to choose from.
A More Traditional Take
Much like the bibliophiles who needs plenty of space next to their bed (and then some more), there are many of us who simply cannot work with a tiny bedside table that offers limited surface space. The classic nightstand with a couple of drawers is still as cool as ever and many fabulous designs like the MEMO Night table from Baxter also bring along with them a dash of sculptural beauty. Be it the round nightstand, a mirrored beauty with plenty of glam, one that is draped in golden glitz or mismatched nightstands for the couple who have different needs – the bedside table you pick is determined as much by the style of the bedroom as it is by functionality.
Which of these do you love the most?
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