The humble bedside table, or nightstand, is often overlooked when decorating the bedroom. You may think that you can do without that extra piece of furniture but you will come to miss it when you want to put down a book late at night, take off your watch or jewelry before a nap or merely to have a glass of water at hand for when you are unwell.
A bedside table is a simple convenience, it's an easy and small, storage cum display,for the bedroom with many plus points. So don't go without! Pick a style that matches your needs and always have personal conveniences close by through the night.
A dresser cum bedside table
If your bedroom is actually stamp-sized and you really don't have the space for multiple pieces of furniture, use a chest of drawers as a dresser cum bedside table. It'll give you ample storage for makeup, toiletries and medicines, and a tabletop close to the bed to place a glass of water and a few good books.
A book rack cum bedside table right beside the bed
Indulge your inner bookworm by putting a book rack cum bedside table right beside the bed, all your favorite reads will be right there for you to relax and enjoy while you lounge in bed on a lazy Sunday!
A ladder makes for an unusual bedside table
Just because it says bedside and table doesn't mean it has to be a table! You could repurpose a ladder with wide steps that can be used as shelves by the bedside, or even an old barrel or steel drum to make a rustically individual style statement.
A wine barrel on castors is a statement bedside table
A delicate round bedside table with drawers for storage
Multiple drawers provide ample storage in this bedside table
Decide on the number and size of drawers that you require in the bedside table. Do you like separate storage for medicines and reading glasses? Plan for dedicated storage for things that will most often be kept at your bedside so that the tabletop is kept clutter free and clean.