Having a hard time looking for a space on a bedside table that’s no bigger than a postage stamp? Frustrated each evening – balancing a cup of tea on a pile of books without spilling?
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Here are some good ideas from three design experts with different aesthetics but a shared goal: 'to persuade you to surrender to ample bedside storage'.
The ultimate luxury in the bedroom is by having wide bedside table. Charu Gandhi, founder and director of interior design firm Elicyon, says her clients really notice the difference, she said:
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“When I work with a client to ascertain the kind of bedroom space, they most desire, I ask them to recall their favourite, most luxurious hotel room they have ever stayed in. More often than not, large bedside tables are up in the key requirements with a decadent headboard and exquisitely soft bed sheets.”
“I believe that a bedroom should act as a sanctuary – a place of refuge and calm. This can be created in part by fulfilling the functional requirements of the room, such as ample storage.”
Using a furniture in an exciting way can create a look that is fresh, captivating and unique. In a recent project in Ladbroke Gardens, Hollie Bowden, a Shoreditch-based interior designer sourced two different pieces of furniture to act as the bedside tables, including a decorative antique Swedish console and a rustic, bombe-style chest of drawers. Bowden says:
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“I love playful pieces that don’t necessarily have set purposes. The space needed to feel relaxed, unfussy and at the same time luxurious. I wanted to create a serene, almost dreamlike space that is also functional in a palette of muted jade green and pale pink, with matte walls which intensify the textures and patterns of the bedside tables.”
Wall-hung shelving is also a generous alternative for bedside storage. It dramatically frees up your precious square footage in a room that is traditionally one of the tightest on space. Peter Erlandsson, the co-owner of String Furniture, a Swedish furniture brand, suggests using their “pocket” instead of a freestanding bedside table, giving you tiered shelving options for accessible bedside storage. Erlandsson says:
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“In small homes, it is always advisable to fit shelving that is deep enough to store what you need, but narrow enough that it doesn’t compromise floor space. In the bedroom, the pocket shelves can be positioned at the perfect height on the wall so you can easily reach whatever you need, and store more items than you could on a traditional, smaller bedside table.”
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