MyBayut is back with another fun article for all your home improvement fans. Today we dive into everyone’s favourite room in the house – the bedroom! After all, it is where dreams are born… literally. So if you are on the lookout to upgrade the look of your bedroom, your nightstand is a great place to start. It is the space you see the first thing in the morning and also before sleeping; so it definitely deserves some love; so let’s start there. Here are a few tips on how to organise a bedside table with details on what will flatter your bedroom the most.
6 ways to organise a bedside table
There is no exact science when it comes to organising a bedside table. You can fill it with as little or as many items as you want. But if you are totally clueless on how to do it, the following tips to decorate a nightstand will be your guide.
1. Figure out the style you want to go for
Knowing the style and design of what you want to achieve is an essential first step before organising a bedside table. Is it minimalistic? Is it traditional? Do you even need a bedside table? – having a clear picture of how you want the end result to look like is crucial so you know what to accept and reject. Get online and start researching what themes, colours and designs you’d like incorporated in the look. Our feature on the latest interior design trends for 2019 may prove helpful as well.
2. Brighten it up with a lamp
Having a lamp near your bedside is the first step when organising a nightstand. Even if you plan not to have any other items on your nightstand having a lamp is beneficial in many ways. They are a multi-functional as they not only illuminate the room but also act as the perfect nightstand decor item. Lamps are also helpful if you are someone who constantly wakes up during the nights – you won’t have to worry about stumbling around the room in the dark; just turn on the lamp and you’re good to go. Traditional lamps with intricate designs are great for larger nightstands, however, if you have a smaller space and are going for a most minimalist look, you can get some great lamps at Ikea which feature slim designs that provide unique aesthetic to the nightstand.
3. Personalise it with a photograph
Who doesn’t love having a photo memory by your side to remind you of all the good things in life? Adding photo of a special memory shared with friends or family is the perfect way to personalise a nightstand. If photos aren’t something you want to add, you can switch it up with your favourite artwork too. The main goal of this tip personalisation. i.e. making the space near your bed feel comfortable.
4. Include a small tray for your small items
Wondering how to organise your bedside desk or nightstand? Adding a simple tray or decorative dish is another great way to organise a nightstand. Not only does it act as unique bedside table decor, its acts as a functional piece where you can place earrings, coins or any other small items that you wouldn’t want to lose. In addition, it also adds texture and character to the design on your bedside.
5. Add an organic element for depth and colour
Adding plants to any area of the home instantly adds life to the place. Plants such as succulents are great nightstand decor ideas as they add colour and depth to the overall look. Just like lamps, they brighten up any area in the most subtle way. If you are someone who is not particularly great at keeping plants alive, adding fake plants are fine too, especially if you want the organic element to be flowers.
6. Take it up a notch with a quirky trinket
Rounding up the list of ways to style your bedside table is spicing it up with some fun trinkets! If you’re nightstand still feels like it’s missing something, adding simple trinkets like a mini statue or an alarm clock might be the solution. Accessories like these instantly add character and fair to your bedside table. It can be memorabilia of some sort or even just decorative pieces.
That concludes our article on how to decorate a bedside table. While these tips are there to guide you to, don’t limit yourself to them. You can mix and match styles and colours according to your preference and desire. Just keep in mind to keep the look clean and fresh – it is after all the place you will be sleeping next to so avoid cluttering it.
Which of these nightstand decor tips will you be trying? Let us know in the comments below. Stay tuned to MyBayut’s MyHome section for more interesting home improvement tips.