Tuesday - Nov 21, 2017

The nightstand of your dreams


Nightstand

Nightstands have become unavoidable in bedrooms, nowadays; they are the little touch that gives something more to your bedroom. Nightstands and bedside tables are here meant as synonymous pieces of furniture (which, technically, they are). And manufacturers have risen to the bait by now proposing a large choice of nightstand to suit every style, every

Nightstands have become unavoidable in bedrooms, nowadays; they are the little touch that gives something more to your bedroom.

Nightstands and bedside tables are here meant as synonymous pieces of furniture (which, technically, they are).

And manufacturers have risen to the bait by now proposing a large choice of nightstand to suit every style, every wish.

To tell the truth, nightstands are pretty much amazing; they allow you to bring more items in your bedroom, but keeping it clear and tidy at the same time by providing a storage space.

And what a storage space it is! Right by your bed, which makes it handy to grab whatever you need without having to move from the comfort of your bed…

There are five main categories to look into when hunting for your dream nightstand; as you will quickly realise, those follow the lines of interior design.

So, those four categories are: Minimalist, Vintage, Modern, and Metal.

The Minimalist style comprises the simplest nightstands on the market, the ones that might have a drawer at their maximum; as for the Vintage style, they have a traditional look contrary to the Modern ones, who usually come in a basic rectangular shape and a few drawers.

Metal nightstands are included as a style of their own mainly because they are difficult to find and buying one is akin to making a statement; on the contrary, most nightstand uses wood as their basic construction material.

Talking about drawers, make sure the drawers are closer to the top of the nightstand rather than the bottom of it: it might look nice in the store but, when in use, you will quickly realise that it is inefficient to reach for the bottom of the nightstand every time you need something.

Moreover, prefer drawers to swinging doors and make sure the drawers slide easily.

The style of your nightstand, will, ultimately, be your choice and yours only: many people do like to pick a nightstand which fit into the overall style of the bedroom whilst others will prefer to choose a nightstand in complete contradiction with the style of the bedroom, making the nightstand an eye-catching item in your bedroom.

Now that you have a better idea of the style you would like to purchase, you still ought to consider others sides of it before buying.

First of all, consider the height of your nightstand: if you buy a nightstand, which is too high, it won’t be easy to catch anything from it, and if your nightstand is too low, it will be easy to overlook it.

This sounds like common sense, but most people who buy a nightstand tend to forget the height problem.

Ideally, a good nightstand should rise a few inches above the top of your mattress.

Secondly, you may want to consider which colour you would prefer for your nightstand: do remember that dark colours tend to absorb the light and lighter colours reflect the light.

Lastly, if you like to keep all your most important stuff right by your side, make sure your nightstand offers at least one drawer where to tuck everywhere.

Before heading to the nearest furniture shop, do remember to measure the space where you will fit your nightstand: it would be quite annoying to buy one just to discover that you can’t fit it in the provisioned space.

Pottery Barn, the furniture shop, has a large range of bedside tables to offer and, some, really are nice!

We particularly like the “Hudson Bedside table”, with its strong lines, its minimalist spirit and its dark mahogany, which makes this piece a real stand-out.

Priced at £251.52, it has one sturdy drawer and a bottom shelf to keep close to you all your favourite items.

Homebase, well-known for its large choice of furniture, also displays a wide range of bedside tables and prices vary from £25 to £150.

We particularly like the “Winchester Oak Bedside table”, priced at £39.99, with its two solid drawers and its honey-coloured oak.

Very traditional in its built, this bedside table comes flat-packed, so get your DIY skills honed!

Wayfair, which also has a wide range of bedside tables, held our attention for the bedside table called “Clare Bedside table”.

Priced at £48.44, this modern bedside table is built with metal and a glass top and shows elegant lines.

Below the glass top, another shelf can be used for storage; sold in black, other colours are available!

Habitat, for its part, presents this funny bedside table, modern in its conception, in light blue, the “Bumble”, in “sage grey”.

Priced at £65, this particular bedside table is round and set down on three legs. The shelf is part of the top and looks like a secret hideout, but open, but is sturdy enough to store magazines, books, remote control…

Seen from afar, this bedside table seem to be laughing at the sleepers

We couldn’t finish this quick overall of potential bedside tables without evoking Ikea; Ikea, which has a bedside table for every budget and beyond.

We particularly like the “Vettre” bedside table, for its funny shape, nice turquoise colour, and practicality as it is mounted on wheels and so can be easily moved.

Priced at £25, this bedside table is built in steel with an Epoxy/polyester powder coating.

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