The bed is usually the focal point in most bedrooms, so it is important to choose complimentary nightstands. Nightstands are used to keep many valuable and functional belongings like cellular phones, alarm clocks, medicine, journals, books and magazines. They also serve for nightlamps, and provide some extra storage too.
So how should you buy the right nightstand for your bedroom? First of all, you should consider size and height as important factors when thinking of interior design ideas. If you’re going to choose a nightstand, make sure you know the height of your mattress. It is better if they are at equal height. If the table is taller, the look will be more formal. If the nightstand is lower, the look will be more contemporary.
If possible, use matching nightstands, with the same material, color and texture. But if your bedroom set has been discontinued, don’t worry. You can find complimentary pieces that do not match perfectly, and this will add an individual design to your bedroom.
Think about how much extra space you need to keep your belongings. This is important when deciding on the size and number of drawers. A single drawer nightstand can create a cleaner, modern look while a big nightstand can create a bulky look. What is the ideal design for you? You should decide according to the design of the rest of your bedroom and according to your storage needs.
If you are ready for something other than a classical piece of furniture, you can try using a tree stump, a travel chest, or and end table as a nightstand.
And here’s one more idea. Did you ever consider using two different nightstands? Why not use a red one on the right and a green one on the left, or use two with the same colors but different designs! It is a bit risky but don’t forget that this is your bedroom, and you are free to personalize it!