Choosing the Perfect Bedside Table

With so many different bedside tables to browse and choose from on the market, the best and only place to start is with the bedroom that you are dressing.

A bedside table is both a functional and a design-centric addition to the room, providing an accessible surface on which to store personal items and possessions, while also framing the bed from an aesthetic perspective.

With most homeowners opting to install a bedside table at either side of a bed, spaces become balanced and harmonious – creating that relaxing environment that you want to immerse yourself in come bedtime.

Oak retro-style bedside with single drawer
Habitat Kirk 1 Drawer Bedside Table – Oak
Retro-style, okk finish bedside with a single drawer
W40 × D51 × H51 cm
£120 from argos
Cream and oak bedside drawer chest
Habitat Kent 3 Drawer Bedside Table
Traditional-style bedside chest with 3 drawers. Available with an all oak finish or painted cream with an oak finish top
W45 × D45 × H66 cm
£165 from argos
Grey and pine 3-drawer bedside table
Nordic 3 Drawer Bedside Tables
A pair of chunky pine tables with 3 drawers, available in pine, white or grey and pine
W44 × D40 × H56 cm
£110 for 2 from argos
2-drawer mango wood bedside with groove pattern detail
ANYDAY Groove 2 Drawer Bedside Table
Rustic-style mango bedside with a pair of groove-pattern doors and spindle legs
W32 × D32 × H59 cm
£189 from John Lewis
Oak bedside with rattan drawer
Rattan Storage Bedside Table
Nordic inspired bedside with a cane and rattan drawer, available in oak or painted black
W42 × D38 × H57 cm
£175 from John Lewis
Green painted bedside table with scallop edge detail
ANYDAY Hem 1 Drawer Bedside Table
Green-painted bedside table with a single drawer and open shelf, featuring a quirky scalloped edge detail
W44 × D44 × H59 cm
£169 John Lewis

One of the features we always look for in a good bedside table is storage – whether it be drawers or a small cabinet at the base of the unit.

The handles of these drawers and doors can be selected to match your other furnishings or kept neutral to ensure that they withstand the test of time and different interior trends, while the main body of the unit itself can and should be matched to your surrounding design.

As well as the look and finish of your bedside tables, height is another important thing to consider.

These furnishings want to sit next to the bed at a slightly lower level than the top of the mattress for optimal interior style and convenience.

See Also
Green-painted bedside table with scallop detailing
Hem Bedside Tables & Drawers
Grey-painted drawer with bobbin frame
Bobbin Drawers