9 stylish ways to decorate your bedside table

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Keep it clutter-free, but don't be afraid to experiment!

Most of us choose to use our nightstand as a placeholder for our phones when we sleep. But it can also be a source of clutter where books, magazines or random things gather and become an unsightly mess. Here are some suggestions on how to decorate a bedside table so it remains functional but also pleasing to the eye.

How to decorate a bedside table to enjoy waking up to

1. Take a minimalist approach

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There’s nothing wrong with a “less is more” approach when wondering how to decorate a bedside table. Having it empty for things to sit on temporarily (like your phone) gives a neat and orderly feel to the bedroom.

2. Natural

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Wondered how to bring in the freshness of the outdoors into your bedroom? A small plant adds colour and a pleasant natural aroma to really lift the mood of the bedroom.

3. Candle

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When you think of how to decorate a bedside table, there’s nothing more comforting and homelier than a candle! It provides a good backup light source, as well as a fantastic way to bring in a calming aroma if you get scented candles!

4. A mirror

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Your nightstand can double up as a dressing table with a well-appointed mirror. When in a rush, you can even keep a few vanity products like lipstick or eyeliner and you can touch up before dashing out.

5. Art piece

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Wake up to something that makes you feel good about yourself. It could be a piece of art that gets you motivated, a photo of friends or family to remind you of good times or even 6. Ring tray

6. Books

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If you have open shelving available in your nightstand, then keep books underneath instead of on top. It keeps it clutter-free yet easy to access

7. Creative lighting

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Lighting near your nightstand is perfect for when you want to do a bit of bedtime reading, but don’t want the main lights on. Better yet, think outside the box when wondering how to decorate a bedside table and get creative with the lighting options. Suspended lights or lamps with interesting shapes add different dynamics to enhance the mood of the lightning.

8. Dish tray

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If you don’t have a designated jewellery or valuables box (which is a totally cute romantic gift for your SO), then leave a decorative dish tray where you can store all your goods in one place.

9. Alarm clock

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Perhaps the first thing people think of when deciding on how to decorate a bedside table is putting an alarm clock. Sure, our phones can do it all, but it doesn’t necessarily add anything to the design.

An alarm clock instils a vintage vibe in the room while also reminding you not to miss your appointments!

Written by

Vinnie Wong