Bedside Tables

Choose from six looks for streamlined, personalized bedside tables to suit your personal style.


With bedside table adornments, less truly is more. Begin by allotting bedside real estate to items you consider absolutely necessary, perhaps a lamp and clock. Add one beautiful item, such as flowers or an artful object that appeals to your aesthetics. Finally, include something personal -- a photo or beloved book -- that makes you smile each time you see it.

For our urban look, warm up a sleek bedside cube with a curvy lamp, potted orchid, tiny cluster of flowers, and candle. Get practical with a small clock and leather storage box. Celebrate yourself with a small vintage sculpture and a stack of coffee table books.


Pair an angular modern lamp with a wrapped-wicker nightstand for globe-spanning style. Showcase tropical greens simply in a clear cylindrical vase. A favorite travel photo adds personality, while a richly glazed ceramic tray for jewelry offers practicality.


Top a sleek table with a stunning sculptural lamp. Fill an edgy modern vase with colorful flowers. Stack books and pottery for an artsy yet casual look. Keep things real by designating a portion of the tabletop to bedside snacking.


Combine a writing table and wicker boxes for a rich yet impromptu feel. Choose a swing-arm lamp for bedside reading but keep the look soft with a bowl of mums and a blanket displayed below. Casually pile books and writing supplies for a literary touch.


A black lacquer table acts as a pedestal for an Asian-inspired ginger-jar lamp. Inject both color and softness with a crystal vessel filled with fresh flowers. Store personal items in a small-scale mahogany trunk.


Fill a wicker end table with coastal treasures, plus a few practicalities. Provide storage with a collection of antique sewing baskets, tins, and hatboxes. Rest a painted lamp atop a storage piece to achieve the ideal height for bedside lighting. Use a weathered window screen to visually pull together all the elements.


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