It doesn’t take much effort to transform a room with accessories – all you need is some free time, willingness, and a good source of inspiration. But when it comes to the bedroom, although you might have both – the time and the willingness, I bet that many of you struggle with finding inspiration, considering how this room strives towards serenity and is best left with minimal décor. This leaves you with very little ideas to work with, but if you put just enough thought into it, you might find that the solution is hiding right next to your pillow. What do I mean? Well, a unique and nicely decorated nightstand can be THE piece of furniture you need to freshen up your bedroom design.
Let There Be Light
A lamp is the most functional piece of nightstand décor you can possibly have. And the fact that there is a variety of stylish lamp shades to choose from, means that this accessory is also the easiest way to bring some flair to your bedside. If your table is a contemporary, hard-edged piece, try balancing it out with a shapely lamp shade in an elegant, neutral colour. For a more vintage looking bedroom, there are all sorts of lamp shades with rustic designs made of natural materials, such as rattan or bamboo, that you can choose from.
Bring a Lively Splash of Colour with Plants
Introducing some luscious, fresh plants as bedside décor can give your bedroom a splash of colour, while at the same time giving you a wonderful boost of energy and enthusiasm in the morning. Whether you put freshly picked flowers or a pot with a curvaceous succulent, plants are hard to beat when it comes to giving a space an instant dose of style, texture, and vibrancy. Though, be careful around prickly cacti when turning your alarm off.
Wake Up In Style
You’d hear many people claiming alarm clocks are no longer necessary, but I beg to differ. As opposed to putting a smartphone next to your head which can beep and vibrate in the middle of the night and disrupt your sleep, a silent alarm clock (one that does not tick aloud) will alert you only when necessary. Plus, it can make for some stylish bedside décor as there are endless designs to choose from – vintage models for some classic romance, brass models for a bedroom with an industrial influence, fun shapes for the quirky side of you, and much more.
Display Your Mini-Library
Of course, everyone who is a book worm will find their nightstand sooner or later transformed into a small library. If you consider yourself a lover of written words, then having a small bookshelf atop your nightstand is perfect for keeping your bedtime reads near. And wherever there are books, there has to be a reading lamp of some sort as well. In that case, narrow your choice to lamp shades that soften the brightness of the bulb so that you won’t feel uncomfortable reading. If you find that you lack the space to fit one, you can always consider an alternative solution like a wall sconce.