What do you call it? That indispensable piece of furniture next to your bed? A nightstand or a bedside table? I’ve always called it the latter, and I think that whichever term you use, may depend on where you were raised. I tease my midwestern husband about calling every pair of sneakers, tennis shoes, he knows that there are sneakers designed specifically for different sports but it doesn’t matter. It is the same with jeans for him. I paid a fortune for a pair of Michael Kors white jeans, but he calls them blue jeans. The operative word here is white, honey.
We have a matching pair of French antique bedside tables that I purchased at Millie Rae’s a few years ago. A bedside table is a personal thing, for me anyway. It has to be large enough to hold a lamp, a family photo, books, a glass of water, hand cream and a small dish to hold my wedding rings. But, I only wish it was just those things. On the table now are a tangled bundle of various electronic device chargers, jewelry that I haven’t put away and some of our daughter’s stuffed animals. My husband’s bedside table is a lot less cluttered with just an alarm clock, a book, his watch and typically the tv remote. I envy his minimalism which is the reason why I am so attracted to floating bedside tables. There is something so contemporary and clean about walking into a room with a floating bedside table. The lack of feet projects freedom and makes the entire space feel light and airy. Here is a roundup of some chic floating bedside tables.
Loving this compromise. What a cute idea to paint the apron and legs on the wall and just add a simple shelf.