Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Your bedside table should not have to be the regular wooden square table with drawers for storage. While this is a solidly functional choice and can even be stylish and elegant, there are also other unique options that are slightly off the well-traveled path of bedroom design.
For a rustic and laid-back style, use refinished tree stumps as a table surface next to your bed. Tree stumps provide an organic element in the room and evoke an atmosphere reminiscent of nature.
Stools are also usually of the right height for use as bedside tables. Using a stool as a bedside table can show off your quirky personality and sense of adventure. From delicate ceramic stools with chinoiserie prints to rustic stools made of well-worn wood, there are many stool designs that can fit any number of bedroom styles. Group two stools of different heights together to play with height.
Create a vignette with a console table next to your bedside. Putting together an arrangement of your favorite art print, a fabulous vase, fresh flowers with your usual bedside necessities can bring your bedside area to life.
Don’t be afraid to use other types of tables that are not often seen in the bedroom. A butler’s tray table or a serving tray table can become an interesting piece in your space. Choose one with X-shaped legs for a stunning statement.
If you need two bedside tables in your bedroom, experiment with a combination of different table styles. You can pair a circular table with a square table, but keep to the same materials and finishes for a well put together look.
Get creative with repurposed items for your bedside table. You can transform an old sewing table into a bedside table. You may also stack some crates or vintage luggage to build a makeshift table.
For compact bedrooms that require the accommodation of a desk, you may replace one bedside table with a desk. It can function as a desk by day and moonlight as a bedside table at night. - Aislinn Kee