A bedside cabinet is an essential piece of furniture in any bedroom. It provides valuable storage space for your bedtime essentials and can also serve as a decorative feature in your bedroom. 

In this blog post, we will share some helpful tips on how to style a bedside cabinet to enhance your bedroom's overall look and feel.

Choose the right style & texture

The first step in styling your bedside cabinet is to choose a style that complements your bedroom décor. If your bedroom has a modern or minimalist look, opt for a sleek, simple bedside cabinet with clean lines. If your bedroom has a traditional or vintage vibe, choose a bedside cabinet with ornate details and classic features.

Textured bedside cabinet inspiration
Image Credit - Textured bedside cabinet inspiration, Soho Home


Consider the texture and material of the items placed on the bedside cabinet. Mixing textures and materials like wood, metal, or glass can create visual interest and add depth.

Storage - Keep it clutter-free

A cluttered bedside cabinet can detract from your bedroom's overall look and feel. Keep the surface of your bedside cabinet clear of clutter by limiting the number of items you display. Keep only the essentials, such as a lamp, a book, or a vase of flowers.

Bedside cabinet with storage inspiration

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A bedside cabinet should provide ample storage space for your bedtime essentials. Consider choosing a bedside cabinet which provides storage solutions such as a drawer or a shelf. Add a basket to keep your books, glasses, and other items organised and out of sight.

Add a lamp & artwork

A lamp is a great way to add style and functionality to your bedside cabinet. Choose a lamp that complements your bedroom décor and provides ample light for reading.

Beside Cabinet styling inspiration with lamp and artwork

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Artwork can add visual interest and personality to your bedside cabinet. Choose a small framed print or painting that reflects your style and complements your bedroom's colours and textures.

Balance - Play with height

Varying the height of your accessories can add visual interest and depth to your bedside cabinet. Use books, candle holders, or other items to create different levels on your nightstand.

Maple bedside cabinet with shelf

Image Credit - Interior Design by Bergman and Mar, Bespoke Bedside Cabinet by Martelo and Mo

Achieve a sense of balance by placing décor items in odd numbers or grouping items together. A balanced look will create a more visually pleasing display.

Personalise it - Add a pop of colour

A bedside cabinet is an excellent place to add a pop of colour to your bedroom. You can do this by choosing a bedside cabinet in a bright, bold colour or by adding colourful accessories such as a vase, a picture frame, or a decorative box.

Lastly, don't forget to personalise your bedside cabinet with items that reflect your personality and interests. This could be anything from a favourite book to a cherished family photo.

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 Well-styled bedside cabinet can enhance the overall look and feel of your bedroom. By choosing a style that complements your décor, keeping the surface clutter-free, adding a lamp, incorporating artwork, adding a pop of colour, including storage solutions, and personalising it with items that reflect your personality, you can create a stylish and functional bedside cabinet that enhances your bedroom décor.

For more ideas and inspiration, visit our website www.marteloandmo.co.uk


Written in collaboration with Influence Edge, University of Hertfordshire.

Disclaimer: We always endeavour to credit the correct source of every image we use. If you think a credit may need to be corrected, please get in touch with us at info@marteloandmo.co.uk.

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