A nightstand isn’t something one would think to style, but being that it’s the first thing you see every morning and the last thing every night, I’d say it’s a space that deserves a little extra loving. I’m sharing all my tips for styling a nightstand! I also believe that could work for any space— Desk, living room side tables, shelves, etc…
A tidy space, a peaceful mind.
As I briefly mentioned in my Master Bedroom Reveal post, I’m someone who doesn’t like clutter and a bunch of little knickknacks, especially when it comes to my nightstand— Anything that I put on it has to have a function and a purpose of some kind. I like to have a clean and organized space in order for me to get a good night’s rest! Yes, I’m one of thooose people. ?
Featured Furniture: Acadia Nightstands || White Vase Accessories (found in store)
When it came to choosing a nightstand, I went with one that had loads of storage, and the Acadia Nightstand was the perfect fit for both the Mister and I. It has two decently large drawers that I’ve stored all my chargers/wires, magazines, small laptop, extra books that I’m not reading, and my fashion accessories (belts, scarves). This way, I’m truly able to keep the clutter down to a minimum and I can easily find everything I need!
Now, styling a space can sometimes seem a little daunting. But here are 2 things you need to remember when tackling such a task!
1- Always work is sections! In this case, I worked in sections of three. For one section, go for a piece that adds height— It could be a lamp or a tall vase. Next section, go for something that also adds a bit of height but not as tall as the previous pieces mentioned. Then, the third section in the front, go for something that’s low. It could be a lip balm, or anything small, really. Doing this helps you find a good balance with all the items on your nightstand.
2- Trial and error! Although it always helps to have a clear vision of what you’d like your space to be, have fun with it. Move pieces around, take some off, put some back, and take a step back. While trying to find your style, you’ll figure out your taste!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by The Brick. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.
Books, greenery, and vases…
I always start by stacking a few books! Now, sometimes we don’t exactly have the prettiest looking ones, so I like to flip the book around, having the title facing backwards/the wall. I find it helps to keep things look more uniform and clean. I always end up stacking a few things on top of the books adding extra height. My lip balm is an absolute must, as well as my current favorite perfume.
Whenever I’m looking for that extra oomph, my go-to are always plants. Adding greenery or flowers adds a pop of color and brings life into the space, not to mention they’re good for the air! When choosing pottery or vases to put them in, I like to choose a variety of shapes and sizes in height. The gorgeous tall white vase from The Brick, isn’t hollow all the way down. It stops about a third of the way which is great for putting small plants.
Also, don’t have any shame in your faux-plant game! Getting fresh flowers every week can be pretty costly, not to mention if you don’t have the greenest of thumbs, the upkeep of plants may seem a little daunting to you. My advice, don’t sweat it and buy the dang faux-plants! Low maintenance (dusting-only is required) and live forever!!
Storage, storage, and even more storage…
I’ve told you about my love for storage, right!? Little trays, bowls or any kind of trinket that can hold jewelry and other purposeful items really helps to keep things more organized. Keeping some of my most worn jewelry out but also neatly put in a case, as well as my elastics and my bobby pins so I’m easily able to find them…that always seem to get stolen by a little bobby pin Elf thief. At least that is what I like to tell myself so that I can feel better about having to buy my 5th pack of the year.
When it comes to the Mister’s nightstand, he likes his space even more minimal than I do. Books, vase, hand cream, and call it a day. I didn’t even bother styling it all nice to pretend! I’m also almost certain he’ll remove at least one thing by the end of the day.
There you have it! My top tips for styling a nightstand. I’d love to know, do you style your nightstand? Are you more of a minimalist or do you like all the knickknacks?