Perfect bedside manners
Get these hardworking little tables right in time for bed, writes Robyn Willis
Sleep experts often warn about the impact of having a cluttered bedroom if you’re hoping to get a solid eight hours of shut-eye per night.
But while it makes sense to keep furniture to a minimum, most of us could not do without a bedside table. Whether you’re a reader looking for somewhere to position a lamp and a book, or you need a place for your alarm clock and a glass of water, having some sort of table by the bed just makes sense.
Apart from your choice of bed, the tables either side of it will determine the style of your room more than any other piece of furniture.
Lovers of the eco luxe look might opt for a solid timber stool while those looking for a little old-world glamour could choose a mirrored set of d drawers. If that feels too formal for your style, you could go with a stack of coffee table books or even a small step ladder.
Although it’s easy to be seduced by the var various styles of bedside tables available, it’s wo worth considering the practicalities.
If you’re renting and on the move every cou couple of years, something lightweight might be your best choice. However, if you’re trying to keep the clutter to a minimum, a bedside tab table with a set of drawers could be the go.
Thinking about how you use your bedroom sho should also help shape your decision. If you enj enjoy a morning cup of tea, you’ll need enough spa space for it to rest comfortably.
But if you have a tendency to work in bed, ma make sure there’s room for a charger for all you your devices. Better still, check out the new No Nordli wireless charger tables available from Ike Ikea where you can charge your device just by res resting it on your bedside while you sleep.
For those who like to binge watch their fav favourite TV series from the comfort of the bed bed, save a spot for the remote or the iPad.
Malm chest of drawers, $129, from Ikea, ikea.com.au.
Crystal three-drawer bedside table, $269, from Fantastic Furniture, fantasticfurniture.com.au.
Klop stool made from recycled teak, $389, from Vavoom Emporium, vavoom.com.au
Bedside pocket, $29.95, from Gyrofish, gyrofish.com.au
Ovela Scandi style bedside table with three drawers, $99, from Kogan, kogan.com