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8 Ways to Make Your Bedside Table Worth Waking Up For

Designer ways to rise and shine.

(Photo: Martin Tessler.)

1. Colour coordinate your accessories.
Take a cue from Calgary designer Paul Lavoie and top your nightstand with accessories (vases and votives, in this case) that are all the same colour for a cheerful, coordinated look. See more ways to get this look at home.

(Photo: Rose Matis.)

2. Use reclaimed materials for one-of-a-kind style.
Caroline and Scott Marko’s Smithers, B.C. home is filled with reclaimed materials and their bedside tables (aged wood boxes pulled from a dump in Sweden) are no exception. See more of this rustic, Scandinavian-inspired home.

(Photo: Ema Peter.)

3. Make it float for a light and airy look.
A simple floating bedside table creates an illusion of space in this cozy master bedroom designed by Andrea Rodman. See more of this black, white and neutral North Vancouver home.

(Photo: Nicky Gretzan.)

4. Keep your nightstand neat and tidy.
Bedside tables don’t have to be piled with books or decorative objects (or lamps!), as this Nik Interiors-designed bedroom proves; tuck everything away in spacious drawers for a serene, clutter-free space. See more of this modern home renovation.

(Photo: Phil Crozier.)

5. Attach your bedside table to the headboard.
Free up space (and save on furniture) with a bed that doubles as a nightstand—this custom-designed piece by Hindle Architects looks brilliant in a clean, streamlined space. See more of this gorgeous, open-concept design.

(Photo: Janis Nicolay.)

6. Put your cool lamp on display.
In this Mount Pleasant condo, the mid-century modern bedside table is perfectly juxtaposed by a cool industrial lamp—and that’s it. See more of this gorgeously curated condo.

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7. Back it up (and pump up the luxe factor) with mirrors.
Jazz-up small bedside tables by decorating the space around it; here, designer Ben Leavitt added a gold-rimmed mirror to create depth in this coastal-inspired bedroom. See more of this dreamy space.

(Photo: Tracey Ayton.)

8. Create a unique look with mismatched nightstands.
With a round, turquoise table on one side and a square, wood table on the other, this nightstand combination (finished with mismatched metal lamps and fresh blooms) creates one of those it’s-so-wrong-it’s-right styles. See more of this eclectic live-work space.

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