3 Key elements to style your Nightstand or End Table

I have been asked by several friends and followers to give ideas on how to style a nightstand or end table, so I figured it was best to explain it here by giving some examples on how to do this. Usually, styling a certain space can be overwhelming for some and more than often, that space still needs something to feel complete. If this is your case, then continue reading because I am about to tell you the key elements I use and go by, when styling my nightstands or end tables. Follow these simple steps and you will be on your way to have a magazine worthy end table.

My Bedroom nightstand.

1. Table Lamps or Wall Sconces

Lamps are one of the must items when decorating. Because they come in a variety of sizes, shapes and styles, they elevate the look of just about any space. Bringing light to your spaces is an incredible and super easy way to dress up your spaces. If the size of your table permits get a lamp tall enough to add volume to your space. I recommend a minimum of 24”. 

I have added some of my favorite lamps that will make a statement on your nightstand. Don’t be afraid in selecting something that catches your eye. This is probably the easiest way to add volume and character to your space.

2. Books or Decorative Boxes

You don’t have to be a bookworm to have a good selection of old books collecting dust at home. If this is the case, then I encourage you to make the best use out of them. Try to use the books with hardcovers vs the one with soft cover as the thickness of the hardcover adds elegance and depth to it.

For a Vintage look, you may remove the hard cover and try to give it a distress look. To top it off, you can tie brown twine thread with a little bow and a little accent leaf. If doing this is too harsh and you rather not alter the integrity of your books, you can simply turn the books so the spine of the book is facing the wall and once stacked, the whole look is more cohesive and looks nice to the eye.

Old Books that were distressed. I tied twine and added a leaf of Natural dried Eucalyptus.

If you are not so much into the DIY thing, then I am suggesting some books and boxes that I know will work just as fine. See them here below.

If you want a more clean look, i would paint over the hard covers with some old white paint or acrylic. You might need a couple of coats to achieve the desired look.

You can even use fun gift wraps or fabric and wrap the books with it to achieve the look you are looking for. You can be as creative as you want!.

But if you want a very Modern and glam look and you are willing to invest in some nice home styling books, then you can add some interior designing edition books that will upscale the look of your table. I have listed some of my all time favorite.

3. Accent Pieces

Greenery and Flowers. There is just something about it that adds life to any space!. When looking to add warmth, a nice vase with artificial or natural flowers will be the perfect addition to your table. I opt for the vases with big natural looking roses as it gives a romantic vibe to the room. 

Accessories. There are tons of options when it comes to this and they are all often inexpensive. Depending on the mood you want to go for, pick items that will complement your look. Good items are small clocks, accent pieces, wood frames with messages, candle jars etc.

Mirror or Artwork as a background. If you have the ability to add a mirror I would 100% go for it. I have windows and curtains, right on the back of my nightstands but the look of adding a nice accent mirror to yours, might be just what you need. To add character to your room and bring it upscale, a nice rectangular mirror would be the perfect match. Don’t be afraid to make it BOLD.

And you are set! I am almost certain that if you follow these steps you will be successful at styling just about any table at home!. Don’t forget to follow me on my social media channels so I can serve of inspiration with my home projects and styling tips.

If you liked it, feel free to leave a comment as I would love to hear what you thought about this!. Until next time





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