There’s no arguing that the bed is the most important piece of furniture in the bedroom. We then spend hours or even days to find the perfect bed for our room because we want to be comfortable and convenient after a long and tiring day at school or work.
Aside from the bed, another piece of furniture that can make life so much easier is a bedside table. However, buying this piece of furniture isn’t as easy as you might expect because there are considerations you have to make to ensure that you get the right one for your bedroom.
Fret not, as we have prepared a quick guide on how you can find the best bedside table for your needs.
Keep in mind that there are different types of bedside tables that you can choose from. Nightstands are the most popular type as they are designed to hold the most basic bedside items, such as a lamp and clock.
If you want something bigger, you can have a simple table customized based on your preferences. Bedside cabinets are also a popular choice because of their small chests and drawers that allow for more storage space in the bedroom.
When Shopping For Bedside Tables
Bedside tables must either be functional, a lovely bedroom accent, or both. When shopping for one, be sure to first consider its size. The most important point to remember is that it needs to fit the space where you plan to place it in your room. Also, it must be the same height as your mattress—if it’s higher or lower than your mattress, it will look awkward in the room. With that, you need to do some measurements first before you begin shopping.
Aside from the size, you also need to consider the depth of the table. Don’t buy anything that’s deeper than 24 inches because it will look cumbersome.
If you are buying one for functional purposes, consider the amount of storage the table can provide. Evaluate your storage needs and the items that you plan to put inside the drawers. Likewise, if you will only use the table as an accent, you can even choose one that doesn’t come with any drawers at all.
Accessorizing your bedside tables may seem fun until you overdo it, and you realize there’s too much going on. A good rule of thumb when adding features to your table is to keep it simple. After all, you still want it to be functional. You must have enough table space for items you need within arm’s reach in the middle of the night or the morning. If it’s filled with many accessories, you won’t have enough space, and you may knock them down when you fumble for the lamp at night.
Lastly, gone are the days when your tables have to be matching! If you find bedside tables with different designs and styles (but similar in size), then go for it. You can always put matching lamps on each table if you want to make the room a little bit coordinated, despite the different tables.
Now that you know how to shop for a bedside table, you will be more confident that you will get the perfect pair for your bedroom. Remember, always strike a balance between comfort and convenience before anything else. After all, your room is your safe haven; it should provide you with all the comforts that you need at an arm’s length!