If you have ever wondered how to decorate and style a bedside table, you have come to the right place! Sharing a bunch of nightstand decor inspo below with 18 different examples of ways you can style a nightstand!
how do you decorate and style a nightstand:
decorating shelves on a bedside table:
If you have shelves to decorate on a bedroom side table, there are a few things I love to add.
extra bedding or blankets
An extra blanket folded up on a nightstand shelf acts as decor and is functional too!
You could also add the blanket to a basket, like below.
I love to do it this way in a guest bedroom, so you could add other items to it as well. Think chargers, Wi-Fi password, bottle of water, etc.
books as decor on a nightstand
Books are the perfect simple nightstand decor.
You could style a stack of books on a shelf with an object stacked on top, like below.
Or keep it simple with just books, like below.
decorating a bedside table with baskets
Another of my favorite items to add to a nightstand are baskets.
You could add large baskets for items you don’t want visible, like above.
Or add a smaller basket to a shelf that can be used for items like jewelry, hair ties, a watch, coasters or glasses.
A couple of related blog posts:
adding decorative bowls to a bedside table
Bowls can be styled on a nightstand purely for decorative purposes.
Or use them the same way as you would a small basket!
p.s. if you don’t have shelves to decorate, I love a basket under a nightstand for functional & decorative items.
how to decorate the top of a nightstand:
I almost always style the top of a bedside table with a set of 3 starting with a table lamp.
After the table lamp, the other two could be a stack of books with a topper, like above.
Or leaning artwork and an object like below.
I also love the trio of a table lamp, vase or planter with flowers or greenery, and a candle, like below.
Or, a frame with a personal photo or artwork, lamp & small object.
You also cannot go wrong with the practicality of a clock styled on a nightstand.
Tip- vary the height of the 3 objects when mixing and matching the items.
a few more styled bedside table decor ideas:
I hope you found the nightstand decor ideas above helpful!
And as always, feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions, or just want to say hi!
What do you put on a bedside nightstand?
Sharing all of my favorite bedside table decor below.
(The nightstands shown above are sadly no longer available. I’m linking similar ones below.)
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