You can forego the night, but not the nightstand. Okay, maybe that was a little bit over the top, but we all look for pieces of furniture that offer functionality and aesthetics and bedside tables seem to excel in both. If you are anything like me and your aesthetic preferences have grown more particular over time, you are certainly pondering the many aspects of thoughtful design. Gone are the days of dull uniformity, where everything needs to blend inconspicuously in order to click. It’s time we bid farewell to perfectionism, or to any other ism for that matter. This doesn’t mean there aren’t certain rules to be followed, it just means that they have become much more relaxed.
The bedside table is the first thing you bang your wrist on in the morning while struggling to snooze the alarm. It’s where alongside some décor items, you also put your daily essentials such as your superhero cape… Scratch that, we all know it’s your phone and a glass of water. When it comes to finding the nightstand that meets your needs, you can refer to the three most sought after styles listed below.
Industrial – The Tom, Dick & Harry of Interior Design
This style is so uniquely intriguing and peculiarly versatile that you can’t help but adore it with every fiber of your being. You may not be able to simply throw an industrial nightstand in any kind of setting, but it sure does match quite a handful. It doesn’t look out of place in bedrooms with antique, vintage or rustic styles. Basically, if your bedroom’s setting relies on a bold, yet simple display of woodsy elements, chances are industrial bedside tables are what you need to furthermore achieve the new-agey edge. What’s more, if one day you get bored and decide to change the overall look of your bedroom and go for something simpler, like Scandinavian style, you can easily hold on to the nightstands and use them in your hallway or even the living room. That’s the whole purpose and beauty of the industrial vibe – one room’s trash becomes another room’s treasure.
Oriental – A Harem of Opportunities
There’s a phrase with which I like to describe this passionate style: design turned personal. You love butterflies? I bet you can find a bedside table that has them drawn or engraved as vividly as if they were in the room with you. You’ll never go wrong by injecting some Asian vibes and letting them work their magic. An oriental bedside table can become a mighty tool that will set the tone for more artistic and/or spiritually influenced décor. You want an opportunity to shake the creative tree? Cherry blossom branches in antique vases, Asian pagoda lanterns or even the Buddha himself – your oriental nightstand is the very place to display them. This type of nightstand is for those of you who think that anything less than too much is not enough. However, you must be careful not to overdo the overdoing – if you are decorating the whole bedroom this way it’s quite easy to get carried away.
Scandinavian Space Savers
The name itself may sound complex, but in fact, this style might as well be crowned as the king of simplicity. If you’re looking for a nightstand that is spacious enough for all of your essentials, but won’t take up too much space all while being a stylish reflection of your fascination with practical functionality, look no further than minimalism topped with Nordic character. A Scandinavian style bedside table is to be characterized by solid construction, sleek lines and subdued/neutral colors. The result is so dense, yet so light. Since this style is associated with relaxed sophistication, it’s easy to see why so many interior designers are extremely fond of it. If you like what you’ve read so far, I strongly advise you to steal the Scandi bedroom concept altogether. Not every bedroom has to tell the same old boring story with faded delight. This style is a smooth game changer since it creates an atmosphere of emptiness that doesn’t lack anything. You can even lose the headboard, the frame and the habit to make your bed. I won’t tell your mom.
Hopefully, this article will help you choose the nightstands you’ll adore for many years to come. Standing on each side of the bed and adorning the otherwise empty space, they truly are the cherries on top of your bedroom décor. Take advantage of the stylistic freedom of this age and let them echo your vision of neat and useful elements.