The perfect bedside table is a key part of your bedroom furniture. Finding just the right bed table to buy that suits your bedroom style can be tricky, that’s why we’ve brought together 400 + side tables from furniture stores across Australia for your to browse.
We all want that perfect bedroom sanctuary – the one where every bit of bedroom furniture reflects your personal style, but more than that we all want a bedroom that works. The bedside table is actually a key part of bringing your bedroom look altogether, plus they are a very practical piece of furniture – the perfect spot for a bedside lamp, to pop a book or magazine, or your alarm.
There are no rules when choosing a bedside table, personal choice and style are what’s important. Lots of people ask whether when they are buying a pair of bedside tables if they need to match. There is no definitive answer to this question – there is a group of designers and decorators (and home-owners too!) who will only ever put in a pair of matching bedsides. But for those of us who prefer our interiors a little more eclectic, a pair of different or mis-matched bed tables can be just right for the space. If you do decide to go with different side tables, make sure that they are of a similar height and scale, as it will make it easier to pair lamps with them and will keep the room balanced.
Bedside tables are now available in a variety of heights, primarily because there is no uniform bed height. Depending on the base you choose and the style of mattress (pillow top anyone?), the height of your finished bed can vary widely. So bed side tables also come in a variety of heights.
A good rule of thumb – look for bedside tables that are roughly equal to the top of your mattress.
When you are thinking about the height of the side table that will suit your bedroom, it’s worth considering the lamps that you’ll be pairing it with, as the combined height of lamp plus side table needs to work with your bed too.
For most people a bedside lamp’s primary purpose is for reading in bed. But no one wants glare directly in their eyes. So when you are looking at the combined height of your bedside table and lamp, aim to have the base of the lamp shade level with your chin when you are sitting up in bed.
When you are shopping around online for bedside tables, there are three main designs –
Finally – which one should you choose? Well that really comes down to personal preference – we’ve got lots of styles covered – timber bedsides, beautiful black side tables, white bed tables, and even glamorous mirrored bedside tables.
Have fun choosing!