After a bed, the bedside table might just be the most important piece of bedroom furniture. Sometimes called a nightstand or a night table, the bedside table acts as sort of a bedroom version of the coffee table, providing a resting place for items like a bedside lamp, a glass of water, and the piles of books and magazines that always seem to collect by the bed. But finding the right night table can be tricky. You want something that is both functional and stylish, that compliments the décor of the room without overwhelming it. Today, we present some nightstands from our own UK experts. There is sure to be something for every style!
This table, by designer Andre Ventura, is made of separate pieces of wood that interlock to fit together like a puzzle. Its natural, bare wood, combined with the simplicity of its design, suggest an air of rustic elegance. One of the most captivating elements of the design is its seamless merger of competing shapes. The intersecting square plains of the tabletop and the pieces that form the legs are softened by the round circles placed on the surface and cut out form the legs, to give the table a sense of balance and unity. This unique design is not, of course, limited to use in the bedroom, but we are sure that it would look stunning next to the bed.
Some like bedside tables that blend in and remain almost hidden. Others, however, prefer to let this piece be on full display. If you fall into the latter category, the table in this bedroom, which was put together by Roselind Wilson Design, may be well suited to your tastes. Its bold design combines a mirrored surface with letters inspired by graffiti for a look that references both punk and old school glamour. Key to pulling off this look is the relative simplicity of the existing interior. Rather than going with colourful walls or bedding, the designer chose to set the style with details and accessories like the gun-shaped lamp and the bright throw pillow.
For an elegant bedroom that combines elements of vintage and industrial style, Glasgow-based interior design firm Hedge in France chose a bedside table of plain, unpolished metal. The piece resembles a item that might be found in a rustic, country home and helps to create a look that emphasises simplicity. The vintage, upcycled look of this bedside table is very much in keeping with current trends, but in this space, it remains classic and timeless, which is perfect for creating a restful bedroom.
This unique piece, by Woodquail, a firm specialising in bamboo furniture and accessories, is more than meets the eye. Its simple wooden design leads to a functional and aesthetically pleasing table that would fit well in almost any kind of room. In addition, the table can be dissembled easily, coming apart into a wooden club and shield for the benefit of those who worry about intruders.
Most often, when looking for nightstands, we are searching for a pair; one for each side of the bed. While there is certainly no rule that they have to match (in fact, it can be nice to have a different design on each side) sometimes twin tables like these are the perfect solution. This art deco set is sold by Travers Antiques, and is perfect for a modern vintage bedroom. Besides their style, another good quality of these night tables is that they have cabinets, allowing you to hide away all that clutter that tends to pile up next to the bed.