Simple Bedside Tablescapes

Simple Bedside Tablescapes

Sarah Coffey
Oct 28, 2009

The area around your bed can be a direct reflection of your state of mind. For instance, when your bedside table is crowded with books, electronic chargers, and a dirty water glass, you're probably in the middle of a stressful week. Taking the time to clear the space where you sleep is an important part of maintaining a restful bedroom...

There are differing ideas about how to stock the bedside table. We like to keep it simple with just a lamp, an alarm clock, and whatever we're currently reading, but many people prefer to decorate their tabletop with a candle and maybe some family photos.

If you're the type that likes to have a lot of stuff on hand, we recommend getting a bedside table with storage and keeping the top surface as clear as possible. A clean surface creates a "blank slate" for the next day.

1 Kim and Erik's Modern Cottage
2 Emily and Jacob's Poetically Photographed Home
3 Jason Weinbeck's Mid Century Frugal Fix Up
4 Amy's Vintage Modern Nest
5 Paola and John's Converted Switch House

Photos: Kim and Erik, Emily Johnston Anderson, Jason Weinbeck / Greg Jansen, Sarah Coffey, Evan Thomas

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