How to Choose a Bedside Table

Often dubbed as earrings for the bed, bedside tables have a huge impact on the way a bedroom feels. Our bedrooms are a space to relax and retreat.

When it comes to bedside tables, there's so much choice out there from material, colour, size and style. Our bedside tables collection offers a range of styles to suit any bedroom.

We've narrowed down some easy to follow tips so you can make a choice that's right for your room.

Explore our top 5 tips on how to choose a bedside table.

1. Bedside Storage

Think about what you need to store at your bedside. If you're a bookworm then a bedside table with an open shelf is ideal to store a selection of your favourites.

If you need to store a lamp, phone or a glass of water then plenty of table top space is a must. A bedside table with drawers is a must if you're someone who prefers to keep everything tidy and clutter free.


Dark brown wooden bedside table pair

2. Size Matters

If you're looking to buy a bedside table for a small space then size is everything. It's important to consider how much space you have to play with and whether you can fit in a pair of bedside tables or if you'll need to stick to one.

Fear not, there's now so much choice for small bedside tables to accommodate compact spaces and they still offer some storage. 

Another important factor is height. Choose a bedside table too low and it could end up making everything else look out of proportion. 

A good rule of thumb for height is to aim for the top of the bedside table to be level with the top of the mattress.

3. Style

When thinking about style, it's important to complement your current bedroom decor style. If you have a minimalist bedroom then a simple open shelf bedside table is a simple and fuss free choice.

When we think of bedside tables, we rarely think about texture or pattern. A bedside table with a carved design or a pattern can make a beautiful statement in any space.

If you're not sure of your decor style, one option that suits virtually any decor is our rustic wooden bedside table . This bedside table is painted in a clear lacquer which allows the beauty of the wood grain pattern and knots to really show through. It features two storage drawers and table top space so you can really put your bedside styling skills to use.

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4. Colour

If your bedroom is lacking colour, then a bold and colourful bedside table is a great way of injecting some personality into your room. A colour pop is a perfect contrast against a neutral bedroom interior. 

If you'd prefer to match your existing bedroom decor then consider the current colour of your bedroom wardrobes and the bed itself. If you have a simple bed frame then a more bold bedside table would be a great contrast. Wooden bedside tables against an upholstered bed frame make a perfect pair.

Small pink bedside table 2 drawers

5. Sustainability

When considering sustainability, mango wood bedside tables are the ideal choice. 

Our mango wood bedside tables are made from trees that have finished their commercial life producing mangoes. This means that we are effectively using waste material that would otherwise have to be burnt to make room for new saplings.

Mango wood is a strong and durable wood which means it can stand the test of time. Our mango wood is sourced under a certified commercial plantation programme. 

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