Published in: Aug 31, 2022
The bed and nightstand set is, without a doubt, one of the most significant parts of your bedroom's interior design. It's the focal point of your room and, on a practical level, the most important piece of furniture. Good nightstand, on the other hand, is a close second in terms of bedroom necessities. A platform on which to place your phone and a glass of water, as well as a table lamp and other basics, is required. We've talked about how to style nightstand before, but what about the bedside tables themselves?
There are a few things to consider while browsing through bedroom decor ideas and selecting a set of bedside tables to put on either side of your bed. Consider the scale and height of the nightstand in comparison to the bed. First and foremost, a nightstand is designed to complement your bed, thus its size relationship with the bed is critical in making the most of the available space. A bedside table that is too tall for a bed is inconvenient to use and makes reaching for objects in bed difficult. If you set it too low, it will appear as an afterthought.
Nightstands do not have to be purchased as a set. On either side of the bed, you can use two separate tables. If you're mixing and matching styles, choose two that are around the same height and width and share at least one design feature, such as material or color, as a general rule.
It's fine if you only have one or a few mismatched bedside tables. Maybe you moved in with someone who has a different style than you, or you came across a fantastic table at a flea market. We love mixing and matching styles, and nightstand of various types, heights, and finishes may look fantastic when paired with the proper rest of the room. Let's take a look at two different types of nightstand sets.
You can even entirely mix elements for something a little more fun (and shapes). To get this aesthetic, your home doesn't have to be fully boho eclectic. You may keep it refined while still combining various materials.
The natural materials of wood and seagrass interact in this space. Despite their dissimilar shapes, sizes, and materials, they feel like a natural match. They aren't too similar or too dissimilar. And, despite the diverse finishes, the look is more sophisticated than eclectic, thanks to the comparable colors. They also provide a beautiful contrast to the sleek, dark metal bed frame.
If you want to experiment with mismatched nightstand without going too eclectic, try mixing and matching bedside tables of various shapes with a common thread that connects them. Choosing two nightstand sets made of the same material is a terrific idea, and wood is a particularly good material to use for this. Just make sure they're both in the same finish or color family, such as a pair of lighter or darker wood tables rather than one of each. This keeps your place looking well-kept and purposeful!
We chose two bedside tables with light wood finishes for this project. They're also roughly the same height and weight, which helps to bring this mismatched couple together.
Consider mixing shapes, materials, and styles when selecting your two nightstand sets if you prefer a more diverse design. Both bedside tables are extremely different—one is a little pedestal side table with a glam attitude, while the other is a large chest with four drawers in a raffia finish with a more coastal vibe. The textural consideration of the raffia and the gilded finish and faceted edges of the pedestal table both provide something unique to the area. The substantial contrasts between the two tables appear to be deliberate as a result of these details.
A bookcase is a terrific alternative for a second nightstand, whether you're tight on space and want to make sure to include one in your bedroom, or you simply like the aesthetic. It provides additional storage and serves as a showcase for some of your prized possessions. It can also be used to store (and hide) clutter in baskets.
Because bookcases add height to a room, it's important to balance them with the rest of the design. Take into account the "weight" on the other side of the bed. To compensate for the height provided by the bookshelf on the opposite side, you might wish to use a larger nightstand or hang a piece of wall art.
A dresser is a wonderful option for a second nightstand if you don't need one. Even if you choose a taller form, they are ideal for storing goods on the surface such as a clock, a vase of flowers, or books. However, when taking this method, you must be aware of your balance. To make the area feel balanced if your dresser is on the "heavier" side, consider "weighing down" the other side with bedside table decorations such as a larger lamp, mirror, or sculptural piece.
Other interesting nightstand options? Stools, chairs, or even a large stack of books can be used to create the appearance of a second nightstand. What you choose is simply a matter of personal preference and how you intend to utilize your nightstands.
But not to the point where the nightstand or tables aren't useful. It's eye-catching and unique to have a slightly taller nightstand on one side and a shorter table or garden stool at the bedside. You can use one for a more accessible bedside table lamp and the other for reading materials, devices, or anything else you might require.
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