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7 Stylish Alternatives to a Bedside Table
Where would we be without the uber-practical bedside table? From the bedside lamp for night time reading to a small drawer for those extra valuable items, alongside the fitted sliding wardrobes, the bedside table is a must-have. But that doesn’t mean it cannot be escalated from something beautiful, stylish and extraordinary.
Try cubby holes
When re-designing your bedroom, why not think through the entire scheme with fitted furniture and recesses next to either side of the bed. Using a partition wall, these can be relatively easy and inexpensive to include in the bedroom. Make them the perfect size for everything you keep next to the bed and opt for LED backlighting to make them a feature too.
Slimline, wall-mounted floating shelf
In the smaller bedroom, too many floor-standing pieces of furniture appear to reduce the size of the room. By maximising how much of the floor you can see, you effectively make the bedroom feel bigger. And so slimline, wall mounted shelving is a great idea for maximising space without cluttering the room.
Integral headboard, bedside tables and wardrobes
Fitted bedroom furniture is just about wardrobes. With clever design and a dose of creativity, fitted furniture can act as a headboard, side table as well as integrated wardrobe space. Sliding wardrobes are always on point when it comes to interior design in the bedroom and is a must-have in 2019 too.
Cubes are perfect for slotting into places. From real wood cubes that sit directly on the floor (perfect for stacking your night time reading!) to cubes that can be painted to suit the décor. Simple and affordable, cubes are great in any room and can be easily stacked to create displays in different rooms.
Opt for a chest of drawers
The bedside table tends to be a much smaller column, sometimes with a drawer or cupboard, or a combination thereof. When space is limited, ditching the traditional bedside table for a multi-functional chest of drawers is a great solution.
Add an architectural masterpiece
There is no reason why you cannot add an architectural masterpiece to a bedroom, even in the modern landscape of a bedroom. Integrated bedside tables with a fitted bed along with a wood panelled wall behind the bed is a feature that can be modified and painted over the years to give the bedroom a new look (and on a budget).
Make the most of tricky alcoves
Older properties tend to have plenty of interesting alcoves and recesses, all of which can be used to great effect. Place the bed in front of the chimney breast and build into the recess with cupboards and shelving, perfect for acting as a bedside table as well as multi-functional space.