With the spotlight being on the bed frame as the main focus of your bedroom, often bedside tables are not considered as thoroughly as the bed frame itself. We believe that bedside tables are just as important as the bed frame in helping to create a cohesive, sleek and stylish bedroom. Bedside tables emphasise and frame the bed itself, so it is paramount to take the time to consider your options and review what will compliment your new bed best, whilst remaining functional, practical, and reflective of your personality.

This can be easier said than done if you have a small bedroom to play around with but allow us to convince you that chic and sophisticated small-space living is possible! We hope to put your worries to rest as we walk you through how to select high quality, one-of-a-kind bedside tables which optimise functionality without having to sacrifice your preferred style.

Some suggestions for finding and selecting the right bedsides before we talk styling: we recommend using the measurements of the bedside tables you’re interested in (this can be found in the ‘Colour and Size’ subheading on the product page). It may be helpful to use cut-outs with the dimensions of the bedside so that you can perfectly envisage how they will fit in your room before they are delivered.

We also recommend purchasing your bedside tables at the same time as your bed frame so that you can rest well, knowing you have what you need for a comfortable and luxurious night’s sleep. We have bedsides to match almost every bed frame, and it’s best to secure your preferred bedside tables whilst stocks last and to help you save on delivery costs!

Unwind in White: Where Dreams and Décor Align

Using white to open up a small space is no secret in the design industry, but it’s one that works every time and is worth its weight in gold (or white!). We will never stop talking about the benefits of white bedroom furniture to brighten dark spaces, or to enlarge small ones.

White furniture reflects the natural light in your room and provides an open and airy feeling. Designed with small spaces in mind, the Avenue Blanc Petite Bedside Table is the best of both worlds: stylish and functional. Its Gustavian-inspired design means that the fluted columns and modern aesthetic opens the space in your room and inspires a refined and tidy feeling. Not to mention the extra space given by the shelf underneath the drawer, and the smartly designed lip around the surface of the table which offers more secure storage space.

Compare and contrast the different white bedside tables we have to offer by reading our blog on white bedsides here.

Rattan to the Rescue

Whilst white bedside tables have their moment in opening up your bedroom, rattan furniture have a hold on our hearts. As a durable and hardy material, any bedside table with a rattan shelf will be the perfect place to house your lengthy ‘to-read’ book pile!

We are loving styling the natural Hadeda Rattan Side Table with the beautiful pale Ash wood of the Gustavian Upholstered Bed to create the gorgeous and effortlessly elegant tonal colour palette needed to achieve the ‘minimaluxe’ aesthetic. It has a generous surface circumference of 47cm with an added rattan shelf underneath to tidy away any clutter.

If you require further storage space to tidy away your belongings, we have the perfect option to make the most of a rattan shelf as well as the benefits of white furniture: let us introduce the classic, classy and captivating Provençal 2-Drawer White Rattan Bedside Table. With two drawers, a rattan under-shelf, and space on top for your lamps, candles, and your current read, you are spoilt for space! The best part is that there is no need to compromise on style: with ornate cabriole legs, handcrafted from mahogany, you can prioritise quality and style as well as saving space.

For more information on rattan as a material, styling opportunities and bed frames, see our guide on how rattan is made

Woodwork Wonders, Bedside Bliss

If it’s the natural and classic wooden bedside table that you’re looking for then look no further than the charming and tasteful design of the Love Story 2-Drawer Bedside Table. Made with high quality, solid oak wood and hand-finished with a satin varnish, it is no wonder it’s a French Bedroom bestseller. Diverse in its styling opportunities, the Love Story Bedside Table suits either a wooden, rattan, or upholstered bed frame, and is designed with spacious drawers for storage. This bedside table is ideal for combining your love for luxury with your need for space saving.

For those of us with fewer items to tidy away in drawers yet are still struggling to accommodate bedside tables in a smaller space, La Sérénité Bedside Table has gracefully long legs to create the illusion of more space in your bedroom. As it is another bedside table made from solid oak wood, this would work beautifully with any of our Love Story bed frames.

We hope these handy tips and suggestions have helped you to find a way to design your small bedroom with style and luxury in mind. Whether you opt for the clean and airy style of the white bedside table, the cosy cottage feel of a rattan bedside table, or the traditional and elegant aesthetic of the wooden bedside table, we hope you delight in styling it in a way that reflects your essence and requirements. If you get stuck, our wonderful in-house styling team are happy to help you achieve the bedroom design of your dreams!