From Classic to Modern: Different Types Of Bedside Tables Available
From Classic to Modern: Different Types Of Bedside Tables Available

Your bedside table is more than just a place to dump your phone before sleep. It's an extension of your personal style. But with so many options available, choosing the right one can feel overwhelming.  

This guide by Furniture Roots will help you understand the different types of bedside tables, explore popular styles, and materials, and how to find the perfect fit for your bedroom.

Why Are Bedside Tables Necessary

Before we get into the different types, let's talk about why bedside tables are so essential.

Bedside tables are more than just a place to set your alarm clock or a glass of water. They add balance to your bedroom layout, offer additional storage, and influence the room's overall aesthetic.

By choosing the right bedside table, you can add to both the functionality and the style of your space. A well-chosen bedside table creates a cohesive and polished look.

Let's Explore Different Bedside Table Styles

Here's a breakdown of some popular styles and how they can complement your space:

1. The Timeless Appeal of White Bedside Tables

White bedside tables are incredibly versatile. They brighten up the room and make it feel more spacious and open. They complement modern, minimalist, or Scandinavian interiors.

White bedside tables like the Quinn Bedside Table offer a clean and airy aesthetic. They visually expand a space, making them perfect for smaller bedrooms.

White pairs beautifully with most colour schemes, allowing you to add pops of colour with artwork or accessories. White bedside tables are a safe choice if you like to change your room decor frequently.

  • Interior Design Theme: Modern, minimalist, Scandinavian, coastal styles
  • Styling Tip: Pair a white bedside table with a sleek, modern lamp and a small, vibrant plant for a fresh, contemporary look. Keep it light and airy with natural textures and woven baskets.

2. Black Bedside Tables: Bold and Beautiful

Black bedside tables exude sophistication and drama. Black bedside tables make a bold statement. They create a striking contrast with lighter walls and furniture. They are ideal for contemporary, traditional and industrial-style bedrooms.

They work well with bold, monochromatic colour schemes and can ground a room with light or neutral walls. When styling a black table, balance is key. To prevent a stark look, soften it up with natural textures like woven baskets or wood accents. Choose lighter-coloured lamps and accessories to avoid a cave-like feel.

  • Interior Design Theme: Modern, industrial, monochrome styles
  • Styling Tip: Pair a black bedside table with metallic accents or glass to create a chic, modern look. Balance the boldness with softer elements like metallic lamps and light-coloured bedding. Adding a statement lamp is also a great style choice.

3. Narrow Bedside Tables: Make the Most of Tight Spaces

Perfect for compact bedrooms where every inch counts. They fit well in minimalist or cozy, compact bedrooms. Perfect for tight spaces or for placing between twin beds.

They offer storage without sacrificing precious floor space. The Maddington Bedside Table and Belmont Bedside Table from Furniture Roots are great space-saving options.

  • Interior Design Theme: Modern, minimalist, Scandinavian styles
  • Styling Tip: Keep the top surface clutter-free to emphasize the sleekness. Use it to hold essentials like a book or a small lamp.

4. Small Bedside Tables: Space-Saving Options

Don't underestimate the power of a small bedside table. Small bedside tables are ideal for bedrooms where you only need a minimal amount of storage. They keep the room feeling open and uncluttered.

Perfect for studio apartments or guest rooms, they still offer a surface for essentials. These tables work well in minimalist or bohemian-styled rooms where simplicity is key. Consider Luena  Bedside Table and Beryl Bedside Table with its minimalist, modern design.

  • Interior Design Theme: Modern, minimalist, eclectic styles
  • Styling Tip: Keep the surface clear and clutter-free. Use a small bedside table to hold a single decorative item, like a candle or a small vase of flowers, to keep the look light and airy.

5. The Classic Charm of Wooden Bedside Tables

Wood is a timeless material that brings warmth and character to your bedroom. They are timeless pieces that work well in various decor styles from rustic to modern.

Wooden tables pair beautifully with both soft and bold colour schemes and add texture to your room. Choose from light-coloured woods for a Scandinavian vibe or darker tones for a more traditional look.

Furniture Roots beautiful selection of wooden bedside tables like The Flora Bedside Table, The Herrison Bedside Table and Lisa Bedside Table made from solid acacia wood with a variety of finishes can certainly bring wooden charm to your bedroom décor.

  • Interior Design Theme: Traditional, rustic, farmhouse styles
  • Styling Tip: Let the natural beauty of the wood shine through with minimal decor. Add to the natural beauty by decorating with items that have natural elements, such as a ceramic lamp or a woven basket.

Bonus: A Touch of Glamour

For those who love luxury, don't settle for plain. Look for a bedside table with special materials or finishes that make it stand out.

Pick ones with special features like mirror accents. Mirrored surfaces bounce light around, making your room feel bigger and brighter.

Our Empire Bedside Table and Royal Bedside Table are great examples. They have a sparkly silver glass border that reflects light beautifully. The clear handles speak of modern luxury, and the whole thing reminds you of old Hollywood glam.

For a truly special feel, choose a bedside table with a unique textured finish. Think beyond wood and explore materials with bold geometric shapes, and high-gloss finishes. For extra glamour, consider metallic touches like Brushed gold, chrome, or silver hardware and accents. And chic hardware like Crystal knobs, or sleek handles in unexpected finishes.  These little details can take your bedside table from basic to a beautiful statement piece.

  • Interior Design Theme: Art Deco, Modern Glam, Old Hollywood
  • Styling Tip: Add a crystal lamp and you've instantly transported your bedroom to a bygone era of Hollywood sophistication. Let the table be the star of the show and keep other decor elements simple.

Choosing the Right Bedside Table for Your Bedroom

Beyond aesthetics, bedside tables offer valuable storage and functionality. When choosing a bedside table, consider the following tips:

  1. Size and Scale: Make sure the bedside table is proportionate to your bed and the room size. A table that is too large or too small can disturb the balance of the room.
  2. Storage Needs: Think about what you need to store. Do you need space for books, magazines, or medications? A table with multiple drawers or shelves is the best choice.
  3. Style and Material: Choose a material and style that complements your existing bedroom decor. Whether you prefer the sleek look of white or black tables or the warm, natural feel of wooden tables, make sure it goes with your room's overall aesthetic.

Final Note

Your bedside table is a reflection of your personality and style. With a little planning and inspiration, you can find the perfect table to complete your bedroom.

Find Inspiration at Furniture Roots. Whether you're looking for a timber bedside table for a classic aesthetic or a modern option, we have something for everyone. We have a variety of styles, sizes, and colours to suit any bedroom.

So, browse our collection of bedside table Australia. We offer a wide range of cheap bedside tables to suit your budget.

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