If there’s one thing I love, it’s a nicely styled and functional nightstand. However, sometimes that’s easier said than done. I get a lot of questions about how to pull a bedside look together. Since the “6 Ways to Style a Console Table” post proved to be a hot topic and very popular, I thought I’d make it easy and break down 6 more shoppable options of varying styles and budgets for nightstands. I’m also breaking down another easy formula, so you can use items you already have on hand if new furniture and decor isn’t in the budget. Click through for the post…
Let’s get to it! I divided the roundups by design style below… you can click directly on the items in the image or the sources listed below to shop!
C O A S T A L
You guys know I dream of renovating a beach house someday. Until then, I live for creating these effortless coastal looks. I love the blond wood nightstand paired with a large white table lamp, seascape painting from my bestie, and palm leaves. I always enjoy a candle at my bedside as well- even when it’s not lit, I can still smell it while laying in bed. You better believe it’s accompanied by matches for easy access and nice texture!
G L A M
This is probably my favorite look from the entire post! THAT NIGHTSTAND kills me. I love the color, tassels, and the subtle brass hardware. Basically, it’s perfect. It feels fresh, feminine, and timeless.
A trick I recommend in smaller bedrooms is adding a mirror to the back of the nightstand. It’s a styling trick that helps to balance, brighten, and make the space appear larger.
M O D E R N
If you’re not into color and prefer a more modern approach, this option is for you! I lived for all white interior vignettes in our previous home and still have a soft spot for this classic look! It just feels clean and crisp.
C U R A T E D
I debated posting this vignette because selfishly I wanted to buy ALLLLLLL the dog portraits (remember the ones I painted?). How fun is that mini gallery wall?! The nightstand itself is surprisingly affordable and I’m digging the timeless shade of navy paired with brass campaign hardware. I also enjoy nightstands that allow for a styling moment or books on the bottom. This one fits the bill. The best part about a “curated” aesthetic is mixing modern and traditional elements. The modern wall sconce really brings the look into the century.
C H I C
This look is probably going to be the most popular, in terms of my readers. Let me know where it falls on your favorites scale! Is there anything better than a classic campaign nightstand? You know I’m into the color as well… just look at our hallway. Greige and taupe are coming back in a big way- mark my words, this color will continue to be huge in 2019.
M I N I M A L
Lastly, I wanted to share a minimal look. Don’t discount freeing up valuable nightstand space! Opt for a ceiling mounted pendant that adds drama and also allows more negative space on the top of the bedside table. This is really a great example of form meeting function. Water, a tray, a book, a plant, closed storage, and good lighting… that’s all you really need alongside your bed.
T H E F O R M U L A
If you happen to get stuck styling your nightstand, follow this basic formula:
nightstand + light source (table lamp, sconce, floor lamp, or pendant) + objects you use (books, water glass, tray, candle, phone charger, etc) + extras (art, mirror, plants, etc) …
It’s really a simplistic item to style that can make a big impact in the bedroom. Definitely think about function and make sure your bedside table is making your nightly routine easier or at the very least- more pleasant.
If you’re curious about some of the nightstands featured… check them out in the following posts: blue nightstands // nightstands on etsy // white nightstands // master bedroom // guest room // ohio bedroom // ohio guest room
I’d love to hear your favorite vignette or roundup in the comments below! These posts are always super fun for me to put together. I spent a lot of time moving things around and genuinely want to buy all six looks. I might need a bigger house…. maybe sooner rather than later? We shall see. Happy Friday, friends. Have a wonderful weekend!