Bedroom Cabinets Buying Guide
A Brief History
The history of the bedside table can be traced back to the days when they were used as places to store chamber pots, long before the widespread emergence of flushing toilets.
Today, most people use their bedside table or bedside cabinet to store such items as an alarm clock, glass of water, book or lamp.
Where is a bedside table used?
As the name suggests, a bedside cabinet is usually placed an arm's length away from a bed. They do occasionally appear in other areas of the bedroom, however, and may even serve as small tables elsewhere in the house.
How is a bedside table used?
You may choose to use your bedside table for the display of ornaments or framed photos of friends and family, or you may store the likes of clothes, cosmetics and/or medication in the drawer and cupboard spaces that many of them come with. Alternatively, you may simply want to display your bedside table as an accent piece that helps to make your room look more elegant.
Features of a Bedside Table
There are many different types of bedside table to choose from, and here at Furnishing Homes, we have bedside cabinets that feature various drawer and cupboard combinations in addition to being made out of a range of materials such as mirrored glass and oak.
Make sure you choose a great bedside table!
When you come to choose a bedside cabinet, one of your first priorities will be to determine whether you want a modern or traditional looking cabinet. Much of the answer to this will depend on the existing décor in your room - you'll need to ensure that any new furniture complements what you already have.
Then, there are the practical considerations, such as what - and how much - you want to store in your bedside table, which will dictate whether you choose one small drawer or six. You'll also need to decide whether you are willing to assemble the cabinet yourself - and if you are, you'll be delighted by our extensive range of flat pack cabinets.
How to clean and maintain a bedside table
The best way to clean and protect your bedside cabinet is to do so with the best quality beeswax, as well as to avoid placing it close to a radiator or in strong sunlight, both of which could cause shrinkage and the loosening of joints and veneers as a result of the heat.
Bedside Table Assembly Guide
In the event that you choose to assemble your bedside table yourself, there are several steps that you can take to ensure that the process is successful.
These include making sure that a blanket is laid down on the work surface to ensure that neither the bedside cabinet nor surface is scratched or damaged. They also include being careful to ensure that you have all of the right pieces and tools laid out before starting, as well as using post-it notes to identify each panel.