There’s nothing quite like curling up in bed with a good book and a cup of tea. And the right bedside table is the perfect complement to this cosy bedtime ritual. It’s where you’ll place your mug while drinking your tea and your book when you’re done reading, and it’s where you’ll reach to switch off your lamp when you’re ready to go to sleep.
So what should you bear in mind when selecting this functional piece of furniture? Here are three things to consider.
1. What style do you have in mind?
You’ll want your bedside table to complement the overall look and feel of your bedroom, so look for styles that you like and that you feel will be a good fit with your existing décor. But it’s not all about looks, there are some practicalities to consider too…
2. What height does it need to be?
Remember that your bedside table is a functional piece that you’ll use each day. You’ll most likely want to place items on it, like your cellphone or a glass of water, that need to be within easy reach when you’re tucked up, so make sure it’s the right height in relation to your bed.
3. Do you need storage space?
Bedside tables come in a range of different sizes and styles, some of which offer plenty of storage space and others none at all. If you want your bedside table to have drawers, shelves or cabinet space where you can stash your glasses, book, hand cream and so on, try to find one that offers both the design you’re looking for as well as some practical storage space.
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