When you’re looking at storage in the bedroom, it’s tempting to go down the austere, functional route that often feels cold, dull and impersonal. But it’s easy to give some personality to your storage, in such an important part of your home – the bedroom. By using your bedroom storage to give a few subtle design accents to a room, you can transform the entire look of a space. Bedside tables can make a room feel vintage or modern, minimal or luxurious. Most importantly, keeping your things organised helps create the overall calm of an ideal bedroom.
Bedside tables are fantastic for storing away the little knick knacks that accumulate and can take over a space, if you’re not careful. A small individual unit is great for things like jewellery, or other little treasures you may have. In combination with a standalone mirror, they make a perfect dressing area, with ample storage space for cosmetics and perfumes. And if you work from home, chances are your laptop spends a fair amount of time in your bedroom too – a bedside table can be pretty useful in organising all your work materials out of sight, but easily at hand whenever you need them.
Try adding a chic but cosy vintage touch with some retro-looking pieces, like a Regency style mini chest of drawers, or standalone table unit. Look out for rustic style metal hardware in brushed finishes to give a gently loved look, and elegantly comfortable feel. To give a room a lived in, relaxing vibe, try adding a few things that have a slightly distressed finish, to give it an antique look. A single drawer side table, filled with vintage perfume bottles or retro pinup postcards is a great way of creating a pretty, feminine feature for your bedroom.
If your tastes are more minimal but you can’t seem to minimise the clutter, try some sleek monochrome pieces, accented with bright splashes of colour to add a touch of modernist energy. A solid black standalone table to hold your gloss magazines, is a great way of adding a bold feature, without overwhelming the room. Instead of a store-bought mirror, try reframing glass in a sleek black picture frame, to create the perfect contemporary dressing table. If you need drawer space, using complementing black or white drawer units that can keep the clutter at bay, without making the room feel impersonal or unloved.
When you share your workspace with your bedroom area, it’s important to have boundaries to keep the two separate. Use a sturdy two or three drawer table to hold all your paperwork, notes and other key materials, and keep them away when you don’t need them. That way you can work efficiently but also maintain the peaceful vibe your bedroom should have. You don’t have to keep this part dull or boring, incorporate your work furniture into the aesthetics of your bedroom, with a whimsical, ornate unit to give a touch of luxury, or something clean and modern if your prefer.