All too often, the bedside table is used as a dumping ground for books, remnants of midnight snacks and boring alarm clocks. Looking over at my nightstand, it is adorned with an empty baby bottle, a toy dinosaur and Canadian travel books. Obviously, the bedside table is a very functional piece of furniture. Nevertheless, when staging your home for sale, it also needs to be presented stylishly. So today, I’m going to share with you a few styling tricks that will transform your little table into a well-styled, balanced space. Your newly styled bedside table will reflect your design aesthetic, and will be practical and useful.
There are five components behind a stylish, functional nightstand:
A Clock. Up the charm factor with something vintage and analog. Don’t be afraid to go big!
A Lamp. A traditional lamp is a shapely addition to any bedside, but a funky light can add a little extra design flair. Remember, if your table is modern, balance it with a traditional lamp design. For a small bedside table, look for a sleek style that won’t take up a lot of room. You could also consider mounting the lamp to the wall or ceiling.
*Style Tip – Place your lamp at the back so you can layer other items in front of it!
A little reading material. A stack of three books is perfect for adding height to your display.
*Style Tip – For a stylish display, lay and stack books horizontally, with the spines facing out.
A spring of green. Use some greenery to add a nice, organic touch to the bedroom and a bit of colour to your nightstand. For a more permanent addition, opt for a delicate plant or sculptural succulent instead.
Some artwork. Two overlapping photo frames works great for adding visual interest. Go for images that co-ordinate with your bedrooms’ colour scheme.
*Style Tip – Leaning artwork against the wall is perfectly acceptable, especially when displayed on top of the nightstand.