We nearly spend 1/3rd of our lives in our bedrooms and hence it becomes important to make them functional and restful. When bringing together bedroom décor, you just can’t afford to miss a modern nightstand.
Nightstands or popularly known as bedside tables are an essential piece in the bedroom. The credit goes to its convenient designs that aptly hold all your can’t-sleep-without essentials like a book, a glass of water, a lamp, etc.
The modern and contemporary designs in bedside tables are not only unique but highly functional. Bedsides tables with in-built storage help you keep your bedroom clutter-free. To make it a more attractive piece of your bedroom and not just a catch-all furniture item, you can style your nightstands through some simple rules and inspirations.
Add some personal touches with finesse
It is needless to say that your bedroom is your personal space. So, your nightstand must also get a touch of your personal taste, style, and preferences. Think about decorating your bedside table with things like:
Books – you can include your all-time favorite classics from Harper Lee or add some informational books.
Table Lamps – it is more of a necessity than a decorating item. Some people don’t like sleeping in a completely dark bedroom; a lamp can provide enough light to a bedroom during your night sleep.
Photo frames – keep your most beautiful memories with your friends or family closer by keeping them on your nightstand.
Rules to follow when decorating with modern nightstands
To create the bedroom of your dreams you need to follow certain rules when styling it with a nightstand.
Keep functionality in mind
Ask yourself – ‘How will I use the nightstand?’ For example, if you’re a tech person and have several remote controls for your smart TV, refrigerator, AC, etc. you would like to invest in a nightstand with a storage unit like a drawer.
The design of the nightstand should match your requirements. A nightstand with an underneath storage drawer or shelf will help you store away your iPads, books, magazines, and files. Enough surface area of the nightstand will enable you to place lamps, alarm clocks, etc. over it.
If your bedroom is small, you can keep a wall-mounted mirror on the wall behind your modern bedside table. The created effect will make your room seem bigger than its actual size.
To promote a restful and peaceful environment in the bedroom, you can style it with feng-shui items like plants, lucky bamboo, tortoise, crystal lotus, laughing buddha, etc.
Keep it uncluttered
Though nightstands are for storing your essentials, you should keep them uncluttered. If you have too many things to store, consider a storage-based nightstand. Similarly, if the nightstand is small in size, don’t fill up the entire surface area with items – leave some space to make it look uncluttered.
If you want to include some objects with inspirational quotes on your nightstand, consider hanging it on the wall behind the table, to save space.
Nightstands are a part of your overall bedroom decor theme. Your nightstand must match with your bed frame in style and color. Only then, the bedroom decor will bind together.
A nightstand should not be an afterthought in your bedroom design. Mix and match the style with your existing decor theme to bring out the true charm of a modern nightstand.