The Top 5 Ways To Choose The Ideal Side Table! 

By July 31, 2018Home & Garden

Decorating your own room is one of the most intriguing and curious activities mainly because you want everything to look just perfect and at par with your expectations. People tend to be very touchy and emotional with everything that’s going to be a part of their room. So they have to give due consideration to their specific tastes and preferences in order to pick up something acceptable.   

The first thing to put in place is a bed then bed linen and clothes storage for the room. Once you have sorted these out then next task is to find out a pair of bedside table to complete the overall look of your room. These tables play a very important role in bringing out the real look of the room as your lighting object would be placed on them as well as other things of routine. Rule of thumb is to pick up something which would complement the design and form of your bed.  

At times, what happens? A person brings in the wrong tables, either too flashy or bigger in size. Not realising that there’s a complete process of choosing the right-fit of bedside table for the room. 

Things to Consider for Side Table 

You have to consider different essential features of the side table before buying any for your room, such as: 

Ideal Height 

Firstly, determine the height of the bedside table. Ideally, it should be the height of that of the mattress. If you are unable to find a pair of tables which are of the same height as your mattress then go for an option which is higher than the surface of the mattress instead of going for the lower one. So, you could reach out to it easily and could create a clean sightline across the bed. 


An ideal nightstand should have a space for side lamps as you will be needing light coming across the bed for different purposes. Make sure that lamp is complementing the side table and also has a switch on its cord so you do not have to lean over to the socket to turn it on. Generally, the lamp should be of 1/3rd the size of the height of tables while still leaving room for other bits and pieces on it in order to add drama and a conceptual look to the room. If you want sleek and compact tables then it is best that you opt out for wall mounted lighting sconces in order to have space on the side tables Melbourne to put other items and things.  

Storage Capacity 

A general need of side table is, it should have storage space to keep things in it like a pair of glasses, important notes, your diary, medicines or grocery invoices, to name a few. However, it is up to you if you want drawers in your side table or not, if you just want a tabletop or few drawers on top, or one underneath or an open space underneath etc. These are few of the favorite yet minimalistic and modern options to consider from a range of Scandinavian collection of side tables by Nordik Living designs.  


You can choose to go with the same pair of the side table or could choose two different styles to form a pair, it’s up to you. Where the same pair would make the look of your room intentional and well-thought-of, random bedside chests would make it look more eclectic and beautifully random. However, if you would go for random tables then do keep symmetry in color, material, and size. You can play around colours freely, go in sync with the bed or the total opposite of it. There’s a free hand.   


The last thing to consider while buying your ideal side tables is the scale factor. Bed and nightstands should complement each other not only in terms of look but size as well. If a bed is bigger than tables have to be bigger too and vice versa. Similarly, if your room is small but the bed is large then it is preferred not to put side tables and make the overall look cramped. Moreover, if your bed has a headboard then 3 drawers chests look very elegant with it. Basically, the point is to take care of the scale quotient of your bedside nightstands.

You really need to give due consideration to the table top as well as there are different materials available to choose from for a table top such as glass, wood, metal etc. If you have to put a glass or jug of water on the side table then you should not use wood as a tabletop material due to the possibility of stains. Nordik Designs in Australia are very considerate towards the usage of the tables to help you determine which material to opt out for the table tops in order to add further value to the usability of side tables.