How to Style Bedside Tables

It seems that a lot of people struggle with styling bedside tables.  They come in different sizes, heights, and widths…so it’s so understandable that it can be a guessing game.  I have always had a love for home decorating.  I actually started my whole college experience at The Art Institute of Houston, majoring in Interior Design.  My life decided to go a different direction but that did not change my passion for interiors and everything that goes into creating a beautiful home.

I would say that our home decor is more of a farmhouse feel with eclectic touches here and there.  It’s cozy + warm and 80% of the time I am burning candles.  I really love candles, especially, vanilla-scented ones!!  I will recommend some of my favs down below:)

I have a feeling our next home will be in the city and I will take on the challenge of creating a fun + colorful space.  Stick around to see what happens…

I thought today would be a great day to share a few photos of some ways I’ve styled our bedside tables in our home.  First, I have to say that this is not rocket science nor do you need to go out and spend a lot of money on accessories.  I like to keep it simple as less is more and create a space that is functional.  Everyone is going to have different needs so keep that in mind.  You may see a photo and think it looks fabulous but doesn’t necessarily fit your needs.  It’s okay to take the idea and change up the details to fit exactly your lifestyle whatever that may be.

What’s so fabulous about home accessories, you can use them all-around your house in different spaces.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve reused my niknaks to redecorate a room or syle shelves in our family living room.  They are nice to have!!  The funny thing, everyone will notice you’ve changed things up but they will never notice you repurposing accessories.

Tip #1: Decorate in odd numbers, 1, 3, 5… Example: 3 books stacked, 1 candle…

Tip #2: You can’t go wrong if you use these items, hardcover books, framed photos, faux/living plants, trinket trays, candles.

Tip #3: Get the right height. As a general rule of thumb, Tahn says your bedside should be roughly the same height as the top of your mattress, and lamp height approximately the same height as your bedhead. This creates helps the room feel orderly.





Tip #4: you can easily change out the books to create a different look.  In the first photos, the books are dark.  In the photos below the books are lighter in tone.



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