HOW TO STYLE A BEDSIDE TABLE

August 10, 2021

HOW TO STYLE A BEDSIDE TABLE

5 TIPS ON HOW TO STYLE A BEDSIDE TABLE LIKE AN EXPERT 

Numerous people may opt to leave out bedside tables from their bedroom to save on space but end up regretting it later as they release just how practical and useful, they are. The majority of us scroll on our phones before going to bed and then sleepily place it on our bedside table to charge through the night, while others use their bedside pedestal to place their reading book, glasses, water bottles and other gadgets on. When it comes to styling your bedside table there are various approaches and it all depends on your style, personality and needs, but ultimately everyone wants their bedside pedestal to look neat, tidy and stylish.

1 INCORPORATE OBJECTS OF VARYING HEIGHTS 

Getting proportions right when it comes to creating and styling a bedside ensemble is vital as it will impact the functionality and feel of your bed space. If you style your bedside table with objects of all the same heights it can make the space appear smaller and cluttered as it lacks dynamic dimension. While tall objects are great for creating an element of drama and height into a space, and smaller accent pieces evoke a sense of calm, it important that there is a balanced combination of the two in order to get the best of both.
 

INTERIOR DESIGNER TIP: 

Add tall side lamps or vases for added height and use medium-sized candles, picture frames and jewellery boxes to incorporate flattering low-profile décor pieces.
 

2 BRING IN DIFFERENT TEXTURES

Incorporating different textures into any space is an excellent idea. When you bring in different textural elements to your bedside table styling it creates a captivating space that is completely personal to you and your partner. It is important to remember to take the material of your bedside table into consideration when planning out the different textures you want to feature. Similarly, to the styling of varying heights, it is important that you have a balance of smooth and rough texture. Smooth textures are materials such as ceramics, glass and metal, while rough textures are featured in materials such as hammered metal, rattan, concrete and reclaimed wood.
 

INTERIOR DESIGNER TIP: 

When styling textures we recommend that you feature two objects of one texture type and one of another. An example of this would be to feature two ceramic ornaments and one rattan, or two reclaimed wood objects and one glass one.
 

3 COMBINE PERSONALITY AND PRACTICALITY 

In any space in your home, it is important that you incorporate elements of your style and personality to make it truly feel like home. There is no need to compromise on style when choosing décor pieces to style throughout your home. You can incorporate family heirlooms and pieces that have sentimental value such as clocks, trays or trinkets into your décor. These personal touches can incorporate practicality into your space such as trays or jewellery boxes, which makes the space work for you.
 

4 SYMMETRY IN STYLING IS KING 

Symmetry in a space such as your bedroom is important, especially on your bedside pedestals. Symmetry can easily be explained as a “mirror image”, and it plays an important role in making your space look and feel clean and put together. Think about styling identical bedside arrangements on either bedside pedestal, or include matching accents on both such as the same side lamp, photo frame or candles.
 

INTERIOR DESIGNER TIP: 

We recommend that you opt for styling side lamps, statuesque ornaments and floral arrangements in matching pairs on either bedside table for a perfectly symmetrical look.
 

5 LESS IS ALWAYS MORE 

The famous saying of “less is more”, is definitely true when it comes to styling your bedside pedestal. Whilst there is an extensive array of décor pieces, sentimental trinkets and home furnishings that you can place and style on your bedside table, you need to be tactical when planning them out as you do not want to overcrowd the space. Always remember that décor accessories are there to enhance the space, not hide and overcrowd it. Do not be afraid to take on the “less is more” approach and go for a more minimalistic approach.





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