A bedside table is an essential piece of freestanding furniture in your bedroom. It’s something that I know I use every day. It’s probably one of the first things you see in the morning and one of the last things you see at night. So it’s worth putting in the time and effort to make sure you’ve got the right bedside table to flow with your room.
When you start looking for freestanding furniture and bedside tables, you need to think about what material you would like. It could be wood, plastic, or even metal. Again, it all depends on your bedroom vibe! Here at Starplan, we specialise in wooden bedside tables. Here’s what you need to think about when you start looking for your perfect bedside table:
Choose the style
You could choose to have your bedside table flow with the rest of the room. So it could match other freestanding furniture you may have in the room. Or you could choose to make this into a focal point of the room; by choosing something with a bright colour or eye-catching accent. However, with any bedside table that you buy, just be aware of the maintenance. Would it be ruined if you accidentally spilled water on it? Or if you go for glass or mirror, be aware that you could be constantly wiping it down to get rid of finger marks or dust.
Choose the height
Our key tip is to make sure you measure the height of your bed before you go out and buy a new bedside table. There is nothing worse than finding your dream piece of freestanding furniture, only to get home and realise it’s too big or too small and just doesn’t work in your bedroom. It just makes sense to have a bedside table that is of a similar height to your bed. The rule of thumb tends to be that the table should be within six inches of your bed’s height to be within comfortable reaching distance.
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Do you need extra storage?
Some bedside tables make the perfect storage for items such as books, glasses, TV remotes or any other night time essentials you may have. So it is worth thinking about what you will be using your bedside table for because it won’t just be an inanimate piece of furniture.