Nightstands make great TV platforms. Place one in your bedroom or the kitchen on one of those extra bedroom nightstands. If the nightstand is large enough, you can take out the top drawer and fit your DVD player in that space. The small size of the nightstand makes it the obvious choice to go with a small television.
The very first thing that should be taken into consideration when looking at nightstands is the size. The most important measurement will be across the top your nightstands. Just remember to account for two of them if you intend to have one at both sides of the bed. Many people measure the space and then forget that they need the same amount of space available on both sides of the bed, so remember to measure the space and make sure that it is open on both sides of the bed.
This may seem a little strange, but many decorators find that choosing the night stands first is the best way to design a bedroom. Clients are often vague about the sort of bed they'd like, and may even seem somehow shy about admitting what sort of bedroom furniture they're looking for. There are so many possible styles to choose from, the easiest way to narrow it down is to look at different styles of nightstand. This can then be used to determine the look of the room.
Shabby-chic is as popular as ever and bedroom night tables for this type of décor often come in white, off-white or some other light color. They may look vintage, worn or just plain old. This does not mean they are old, however, since the point of shabby-chic is to appear old, worn and distressed. These can also be referred to as cottage style. They may have purposeful chipped paint, different colors showing through or scratches. They can come with several drawers, shelves and various nooks and crannies.
Another good reason to have a table at your bedside is to hold books. A set of decorative bookends makes an ideal accent for a nightstand and keeps bedtime reading close at hand. If this leaves little room on the surface for a bedside lamp, use wall mounted lighting with a shade which angles the light down and towards the reader.
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