How To Style Your Nightstand

It’s back to table top styling and I am tackling the bed side table this month.  I am sharing with you my tips on how to style your nightstand. Not sure if you remember, but, back in March I wrote about 5 ways to style a console table. Though there are some common fundamentals that apply with the nightstand, we do have a smaller surface area to work with. As a result, I am giving you a  couple key elements that are necessary to make the nightstand become a stylish focal point in your room. By adding these ideas your bedroom will not only look finished but feel complete.

Easy tips on how to style your nightstand and create a warm vignette in any bedroom. See more go to http://ablissfulnest.com/ #bedroomdecor #designtips #decoratingideas

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How To Style Your Nightstand:

1. Start with the 2 basic essentials: a lamp and books

Every nightstand needs lighting and books. When it comes to lighting, select a table lamp that will add height to your tabletop. Your lamp will most likely be your “tall” aspect of the nightstand adding height to the space. However, you want to be careful that it doesn’t take over the table. Leave room for accessorizing. If you have a smaller table, opt for a wall sconce. No need to stick with table lamps. Now add some books. These do not have to be actual books you are currently reading. I like to use 3 vintage books with a color spine, usually blue, of course. The books will almost always be stacked horizontally to create a “shelf” for another accessory, like a candle or a trinket dish.

Easy tips on how to style your nightstand and create a warm vignette in any bedroom. See more go to http://ablissfulnest.com/ #bedroomdecor #designtips #decoratingideas

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Easy tips on how to style your nightstand and create a warm vignette in any bedroom. See more go to http://ablissfulnest.com/ #bedroomdecor #designtips #decoratingideas

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Easy tips on how to style your nightstand and create a warm vignette in any bedroom. See more go to http://ablissfulnest.com/ #bedroomdecor #designtips #decoratingideas

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Easy tips on how to style your nightstand and create a warm vignette in any bedroom. See more go to http://ablissfulnest.com/ #bedroomdecor #designtips #decoratingideas

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Easy tips on how to style your nightstand and create a warm vignette in any bedroom. See more go to http://ablissfulnest.com/ #bedroomdecor #designtips #decoratingideas

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Easy tips on how to style your nightstand and create a warm vignette in any bedroom. See more go to http://ablissfulnest.com/ #bedroomdecor #designtips #decoratingideas

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2. Add your organic or natural element

I am stickler when it comes to adding a natural element. I wrote about ways to incorporate this when styling your console table last month. You can add a vase with fresh florals, a terrarium with succulents, or simply a conch shell or a polished agate to add a unique pop of an organic element.

Easy tips on how to style your nightstand and create a warm vignette in any bedroom. See more go to http://ablissfulnest.com/ #bedroomdecor #designtips #decoratingideas

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Easy tips on how to style your nightstand and create a warm vignette in any bedroom. See more go to http://ablissfulnest.com/ #bedroomdecor #designtips #decoratingideas

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Easy tips on how to style your nightstand and create a warm vignette in any bedroom. See more go to http://ablissfulnest.com/ #bedroomdecor #designtips #decoratingideas

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3. Place a leaning or hanging piece of art / mirror

Many of my clients are surprised when I add a piece of art on the small wall space above their night stand. However, I love how this creates substance in the small space. Instead of  hanging something above the bed, try the sides above your nightstand. Why not place the mirror or art next to the bed.

Easy tips on how to style your nightstand and create a warm vignette in any bedroom. See more go to http://ablissfulnest.com/ #bedroomdecor #designtips #decoratingideas

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Easy tips on how to style your nightstand and create a warm vignette in any bedroom. See more go to http://ablissfulnest.com/ #bedroomdecor #designtips #decoratingideas

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Easy tips on how to style your nightstand and create a warm vignette in any bedroom. See more go to http://ablissfulnest.com/ #bedroomdecor #designtips #decoratingideas

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Easy tips on how to style your nightstand and create a warm vignette in any bedroom. See more go to http://ablissfulnest.com/ #bedroomdecor #designtips #decoratingideas

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4. Then add the smalls

I use this word a lot. It is those items you can hold in the palm of your hand. They are small items, but these small little trinkets truly have a powerful impact on your styling. They will transform your nightstand to feel finished. You can use small decorative spheres or even a small trinket bowl to catch your earrings and watch at the end of the day.

Easy tips on how to style your nightstand and create a warm vignette in any bedroom. See more go to http://ablissfulnest.com/ #bedroomdecor #designtips #decoratingideas

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Easy tips on how to style your nightstand and create a warm vignette in any bedroom. See more go to http://ablissfulnest.com/ #bedroomdecor #designtips #decoratingideas

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Easy tips on how to style your nightstand and create a warm vignette in any bedroom. See more go to http://ablissfulnest.com/ #bedroomdecor #designtips #decoratingideas

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Easy tips on how to style your nightstand and create a warm vignette in any bedroom. See more go to http://ablissfulnest.com/ #bedroomdecor #designtips #decoratingideas

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Easy tips on how to style your nightstand and create a warm vignette in any bedroom. See more go to http://ablissfulnest.com/ #bedroomdecor #designtips #decoratingideas

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Easy tips on how to style your nightstand and create a warm vignette in any bedroom. See more go to http://ablissfulnest.com/ #bedroomdecor #designtips #decoratingideas

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Whenever a client tells me their bedroom feels unfinished, I always ask to see their nightstands. Styling the nightstand with some height, accessories and art will truly alter the focal wall in any bedroom. Instead of the bed wall looking like a hotel room, with no accessorizing and personality, add a few of the essential elements and your space will begin to feel complete. Hope you got some great tips on how to style your nightstand!

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