Nightstands are both utilitarian, and harbor design elements in a bedroom. They function as a surface for lamps, books, or candles while also adding balance to the room. When it comes to bedroom furnishings, nightstands are the accessories to what can sometimes be a rather boring room. Enhance the look and functionality of your bedside storage with a variety of nightstands in different finishes found at La Maison Interiors.
When choosing a nightstand the wood finish doesn’t have to match with other furnishings in a bedroom. Often, a nightstand is an opportunity to add design elements into a space. Keep in mind, you want to continue the same theme of design throughout the bedroom, but you can play with color and texture when choosing a potential nightstand. You may want to choose a nightstand chest on the side of a bed, and a shelf on the opposing side. This will create a balance for the room, and functional versatility. A small bookcase doubles as nightstands if you love to read or want to store personal items on the shelves.
Size is one of the most important facets to look for when searching for a new nightstand. Measure the height of your bed from the floor to the top of the mattress, and keep in mind the nightstand should be no taller than a few inches above your bed. Too tall and you will find yourself reaching for items, but too short and your bedroom will look unbalanced. Align your nightstand by sitting on your bed, and testing out where you feel the most comfortable placing items. Most often, a nightstand is just a few inches taller than your bed. When in doubt go taller, not shorter. Make sure the surface area of the nightstand is large enough for all the items you want to place on top such as, a lamp for reading at night, a clock, a space for candles or a drink coaster.
Nightstands act as jewelry–like an accessory to the bed and in the bedroom. It can make a space appear entirely different if you want to choose a bright color to pop against neutral bedding. If you are simply trying to revamp the look and feel of your bedroom and functionality is not as important toyou there are many creative options. Remain in sync with your already chosen design elements although do not be afraid to mix contemporary with traditional. Accessorize your nightstand with candles and lighting of your choice to complete the look and feel of your space to create a relaxing environment.