Expert Tips for Styling Bedside Tables

Styling a bedside table is both an art and a practical endeavor. It's about striking a balance between functionality and aesthetics to create a space that's uniquely yours, while keeping essentials within reach. Let's dive into some expert tips for styling bedside tables, with inspiration from Tanstella's extensive collection, which includes everything from the bedside tables themselves to decorative and functional bedroom furniture and accessories.

Key Considerations for Your Bedside Table

  1. Start with the Essentials: Every bedside table needs a few essentials — a lamp for reading (table lamps), a place to set a glass of water, and possibly a clock. Begin your styling by selecting pieces that are not just functional but also complement the overall decor of your bedroom.

  2. Introduce Personal Touches: Add items that reflect your personal style or hold sentimental value, such as a favorite book or a framed photograph. You can explore options like dressing tables for items that can double as both decor and personal grooming spaces.

  3. Consider Proportion and Scale: Balance is key in styling your bedside table. Play with different heights and sizes, starting with larger items like a lamp or a vase and then adding smaller items. For more substantial bedside pieces, consider our king bed frames or queen bed frames which provide ample space for creative styling next to the bed.

  4. Add Textures and Layers: Incorporate various textures through items like ottomans and makeup mirrors to add depth to your bedside setup. Textured or patterned table runners could also double as a unique layering piece.

  5. Organisation Meets Style: Utilize chic storage solutions to keep your bedside table clutter-free. Bedroom cabinets and small decorative trays or boxes can maintain order while adding to the overall appeal of your space.

Stylish Bedside Table Setup


Q: How do I choose the right lamp size for my bedside table?
A: Aim for a lamp where the bottom of the shade is at eye level when sitting in bed, ensuring comfortable reading light. The lamp's scale should also match the size of the bedside table. If you have a larger bed like those found in our king bed frames collection, you might opt for a slightly larger lamp.

Q: Can I mix and match different styles?
A: Absolutely! Mixing styles can add character to your bedroom. Just ensure there's a cohesive element, like color or material, that ties the room together. Explore our wooden bed frames and metal bed frames to find what suits your style.

Q: Is there a limit to how much I should put on my bedside table?
A: While it's tempting to keep everything you need at arm's reach, less is often more. Aim for a balanced look that caters to both function and style, ensuring there's still space to move items around.

Q: How often should I update or change my bedside table decor?
A: There's no set rule, but a change of season or a new find can be great opportunities to refresh your decor. Listen to your instincts—if the space starts to feel cluttered or outdated, it might be time for an update.

By following these tips and incorporating items that reflect your personal taste, your bedside table can become a standout feature in your bedroom decor, blending seamlessly with the rest of your furnishings. Whether you're updating an old table or starting fresh, Tanstella's wide range of bedside tables, bed frames, and bedroom accessories makes it easy to find the perfect pieces for your home.