24 Ways to Style Your Bedside Table
The bedside table all too often gets buried under books you’ve been meaning to read, remnants of midnight snacks and boring alarm clocks. However, with just a few styling tricks, that little table can be instantly transformed into an elegant focal point that reflects your design aesthetic. Check out these pretty bedside tables to get some styling inspiration, from non-conventional tables to nightstand essentials.
1. Minimalist Style: When you’re living in a *very* small space, less is always more. Keep it simple with a clean and modern round bedside table. (via Front + Main)
2. Organized Bliss: Learn from this easy DIY exactly how to utilize your bedside space for all of your pretty — and very organized — things. (via The Merrythought)
3. In Living Color: Not only do they add a spot of color to your nightstand, but it’s nice to have something organic in your bedroom, whether it be flowers, shells or a hearty house plant. (via 204 Park)
4. Complimenting Colors: Color is key when decorating the nightstand. Make sure all the items are in the same color family and coordinate with the bedding, yet are still interesting on their own, like this beautiful blue room contrasted with a vintage wooden dresser. (via Design Fixation)
5. Creative Lighting: A traditional lamp is a shapely addition to any bedside arrangement, but a funkier light fixture can add a little extra design flair, especially when combined with fabulous art and a collection of favorite items (like breakfast in bed!). (via 204 Park)
6. DIY Tray Display: Keeping a pretty jewelry or coin dish on your bedside table is functional, but also adds extra color, texture and a bit of extra character. (via Pillar Box Blue)
7. Sleek and Modern: Putting a floor plant and a hanging light in the corner is a clever way to add some vertical interest and extra light into the bedroom. (via Kristina Lynne)
8. Negative Space: Combining open and closed spaces is perfect for hiding those necessities you don’t want to display and leaves the top uncluttered and free to show off prettier items. (via Chris Loves Julia)
9. Time Out: Just because an alarm clock is a necessary evil, doesn’t mean it needs to destroy your pretty table decor. How fun are this old-school clock and seashell lamp? (via Up To Date Interiors)
10.Eclectic Combo: Think plenty of art, one lamp, an orchid, and maybe a found object like deer horns, too! (via Erin Spain)
11. Chic Storage: If you have an open bedside table, but would rather not have all your items visible, use decorative boxes or funky wicker baskets for sneaky storage options. (via Fashion Inbox)
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12. Balanced Bedside: Use objects that vary in height and size to create a balanced focal point. Here, a curvy lamp balances a modern, boxy table while the sculpture adds visual interest. (via Style at Home)
13. Antique Treasures: When looking for items to display on your nightstand, consider the shapes: Try to vary the objects from hard, straight edges to round, more organic items. (via Camille Styles)
14. Mismatched Tables: Your bedside tables don’t have to match! As long as the tables are about the same height and have similar finishes, they will complement each other beautifully with a matching pair of lamps and similar accessories. (via Shaun Smith Home)
15. Mirror Mirror: Mirrored bedside tables are perfect for bringing light into the bedroom and will reflect the colors of the room to create extra depth. (via Facilisimo)
16. Gold Accents: Sparkle and shine is key when styling the bedside table because it gives the space a “lift.” Those little gold penguins are the hero on this elegant black table. (via Apartment Therapy)
17. Work It: Having the nightstand double as a desk or vanity can be a great way to utilize all the available space in a small room. (via Ally Redhead)
18. Pop of Color: Use the nightstand as a place to have fun with color like this royal blue lamp in an otherwise orange-themed room. (via BHG)
19. Wow Factor: If you want to go with a smaller piece of furniture, go crazy with the color! This pedestal table is a great option because it is elegant, yet makes a huge statement. (via Style at Home)
20. Less Is More: Unwind with your favorite scent. Keep a luxurious candle on the bedside table. (via Shop Sweet Things)
21. Vertical Space: If you’re short on floor space, don’t be afraid to think vertical. Using bookshelves instead of a bedside table will give you extra storage and create a fun place to display all your favorite items. (via Cush and Nooks)
22. Keep It Real: Be realistic about your space needs. If you need more storage, don’t be afraid to have bedside tables with drawers, like these little antique dressers. (via Amber Interior Design)
23. Lean Back: If you rent or don’t want to put holes in your walls, leaning artwork against the wall is perfectly acceptable, especially when displayed on top of the nightstand. (via Bikinis and Passports)
24. Gray and Gold: We love the gold accents on this trendy campaign dresser! This style of bedside table is perfect for balancing masculinity and femininity. (via Emily Henderson)
Which of these perfectly styled nightstands would you like to wake up to? Let us know @BritandCo!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)