It’s one of the first things we wake up to see each morning: our nightstand. But too often, a nightstand becomes the cluttered afterthought of our bedroom décor.

For most of us, our nightstands become messy heaps of books, magazines, jewelry, phones, and more. It’s easy for so much stuff to accumulate on top that we can barely see the nightstand underneath it all.

Nightstand ideas

Don’t sacrifice style for functionality – enjoy the practicality of a nightstand while making it a focal design piece in your room. With a little planning, your nightstand, and even the stuff you keep on your nightstand, can create the perfect,


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pretty finishing touch for your bedroom. Wake up to a stylish nightstand, while keeping everything you need within reach.

Nightstand decorating ideas

Our suggestion: Think about height. The key to decorating a nightstand is to create three tiers of heights on top of the nightstand. It avoids the messy-heap scenario while creating a neatly designed table.

The Tall Item: Think of one primary item that will add height to your table. For most of us, this will be a lamp. Be careful with the size of the table base, however; you don’t want it to take over the table. Other tall items you may wish to use are a potted


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plant or a large framed print, propped against the wall behind the bedside table.

The Middle Items: This is a good place to exercise your creativity. For your middle item, choose an object or two that reflects your personality. Are you a book lover? During the day, stack your books to create a small shelf for a decorative item. Nature lover? Find a flower vase to add a touch of the outdoors to your table. And, of course, setting a framed photograph of a loved one is a sweet addition to any bedside table.

Mismatched Nightstands

Check out these tips to create the perfect mismatched aesthetic in your bedroom.

Style tip: Stack books under one lamp on the nightstand to help lamps appear to be the same height even though the nightstands are different heights. 

Have your nightstands be similarly proportioned. Just because they don’t match doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be roughly the same size. Even if they’re different in style or color, make sure that they at least look symmetrical in your bedroom.

Choose nightstands that have a common vibe. It can be anything: rounded feet, ornate decor, square top, whatever! Even with mismatched furniture, it’s important to create a sense of harmony throughout a room.

Share a common accessory on your nightstands. Whether it’s a lamp, a pile of magazines, or a picture frame, adding matching decor to mismatched nightstands can help unify your room as a whole.

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Nightstand organizing tips

Below are some tips for organizing a nightstand:

Keep things items you need close: To avoid clutter, find ways to organize the small items you keep nearby. Place earrings and rings in a pretty trinket tray before bedtime, or set your glasses in a holder.

Hide Your Tech: If you keep your phone or tablet by your bed, choose a nightstand that can hide your cords and keep things tidy. Our Bella Stone Top Nightstand looks vintage, but it offers several ways to conceal your devices: A power strip with USB ports is tucked into a drawer, and wire-management holes organize (and hide) your cords.

Anticipate Your Storage Needs: If you like to keep several books and magazines within arm’s reach of the bed, find a nightstand with a shelf that offers a place to store the publications without taking over the tabletop. Consider the MODERN Astor Nightstand, which offers a shelf in addition to two large drawers.

Skip the Lamp, Save on Space: If you have tight quarters, never fear. Avoid taking up space on your bedside table with a lamp by hanging a sconce above the table instead. This way you can choose a small nightstand that fits your space (such as the Ventura Nightstand) without compromising your space.

Dresser Ideas

Your personal preferences, storage needs, and space limitations should be the criteria that guide your choice.

Dresser decoration ideas

Perhaps you are looking for a combo dresser design that combines the standard squat dresser with a tall cabinet, allowing for more storage choices. Or maybe you’re looking for a “bachelor’s chest,” which is a more minimalist piece of furniture that features a single column of drawers in a narrower frame.

Dresser dimensions

The focal point of most master bedrooms is the bed itself. But the second most important feature in a bedroom is the dresser, if only because it is usually the second largest piece of furniture in a bedroom.

Dresser height

The standard height of a dresser is approximately waist high on an adult or roughly 32 – 36 inches high. T Many dressers, however, offer a more substantial look and more storage space, reaching as high as 44 inches. These dressers often include drawers beyond the traditional six drawers of a standard dresser.

Whatever your needs or preferences, make sure the surrounding furniture pieces work with the height of your dresser. You can also purchase a mirror that matches with the dresser, such as the mirror included with our Brentwood Dresser at TXJ Furniture, which is 38 inches high.


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Post time: Sep-22-2022