Saturday, July 21, 2012

BEDSIDE TABLES: Selecting the Right Style, Size and Color

Bedside tables serve the decorative purpose of anchoring the look of your bed and practical purpose of displaying your lamp, alarm clock and books. It is important to consider the following points when purchasing nightstands: Style, Size and Color.

What style is best for your bedroom? Look at the style of your bed as well as your entire bedroom to select a style to complement your bed, not detract from it. Also decide if you need additional storage. If so, look for a nightstand with ample drawers, shelves or cabinets to tuck things away. Once you determine the style, consider the type of material. If you want a piece that is timeless and will last for many years to come, consider a solid wood nightstand. Want a vintage feel? Go for brass or wrought iron.

What size should your nightstand be? The first factor is that your nightstand be in direct proportion to your bed in terms of both height and width. A too tall or too short nightstand is not only uncomfortable to use, but will likely make it uncomfortable to read in bed when using a reading lamp. Find a nightstand that iss within a few inches of the top of your mattress. In terms of width, you want it to complement the bed, not overpower it or feel too small. In summary, select a nightstand that fits the space and creates a cohesive look with the bed.

What color should you look for? Since nightstands are smaller, they may be a fun furniture piece to inject a playful accent color in your bedroom. Analyze the current colors to decide which accent color will enhance your current scheme. You may decide on a neutral color and inject color in your bedroom with your bedding instead. Another option is to add a natural or organic touch by selecting a nightstand with a stain finish.
Above are our favorites which are (from top to bottom): Isabella Nightstand in Raw Cotton, Clarke Side Table in Robin's Egg Blue, Faux Bamboo Nighstand in Robin's Egg Blue, Swedish Nighstand in Shell Grey, Classic Nightstand in Mushroom and Clover Side Table in Yellow.


  1. The Clarke Side Table in robin's egg blue with the turned legs is AMAZING. I sincerely love all of your pieces!

    1. Thanks for your feedback! Give us a call at 877-244-3590 to receive a savings coupon so that we can help you get your Clarke Table. Yes, Robin's Egg Blue on the Clarke Side Table is an amazing piece!