I have been on the hunt for new bedside tables for a long while, I didn’t realise how difficult it could be narrowing down what I wanted from the look I had in my head to the reality of finding it in the big wide world. The choice is rather vast from the expensive designer versions right down to flat pack.
This year I’ve wanted to shake my style up a bit, obviously I don’t have the funds to change every piece of furniture in my home but I can make small changes that create a big impact. I am very much seduced by clean lines, sleek, pale and modern pieces that enhance and make a space feel bigger. So I’ve been throwing things out with gusto and boy does it feel good. Our old bedsides were the first things to go, I wanted white gloss, sounds strange maybe considering I have a French antique bed but I just knew it would work with the grey walls and simple bedding.
So I started to investigate, I first looked at the Componibili cabinet by Kartell but to be honest I found them a bit flimsy and with not enough storage for the price. Heals did a perfect version of what I was after but again the price was just out of my reach, so I turned to Ikea, yes I know Ikea! I have never bought any furniture from them before and I was pleasantly surprised. I found exactly the right bedside table in white gloss similar in style to the Heals version but at a fraction of the cost. Yes I know they are self build but if you take your time and construct them correctly are just fabulous. They are sleek and minimal with two large drawers to keep all my everyday bits and bobs in leaving the top free from clutter. I am now an Ikea convert, you will have to watch this space to see what I am doing in my lounge with Ikea sideboard carcasses and fixtures from a Swedish company called Superfront.
Anyhow I digress, whether you are after large and chunky, minimal and sleek there are so many variations of bedside table to suit your taste, needs and budget. I’ve picked out a few of my favourites for this post but you can also browse my Pinterest board for more inspiration.