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3 Ways to Style Your Bedside—Which Is Right for You?

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When it comes to setting up your bedside, don’t be afraid to think beyond the classic nightstand. Below, we’re breaking down three easy (yet unexpected) furniture arrangements—and showing you exactly how to get each stylish look.

Look #1: Fashion-Forward and Feminine

You are: A minimalist who knows the power of a few well-placed statement pieces.

Why this will work for you: A chair (choose one with a shapely back or bold upholstery) provides just enough surface space to display a few favorite tomes and a vase of flowers—leaving floor space free for, say, your beloved shoe collection. It’s especially ideal for a space with hardwired sconces, so your bedside lighting is covered.

What you’ll need: An accent chair and a piece of art with major wow factor.

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Look #2: Polished and Put-Together

You are: A multitasking pro who prefers her notes handwritten and her storage plentiful.

Why this will work for you: The ideal marriage of function and style, a bedside desk gives you a spot to stash all your nighttime essentials and plenty of space to display favorite items on top, plus it can pull double duty as a home office.

What you’ll need: A small or midsize desk or writing table, an armless accent chair, and a chic lamp.

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Look #3: Chic and Streamlined

You are: Fearlessly design savvy yet practical at heart.

Why this will work for you: The ultimate in versatility (all that surface space!), this setup gives the bedside a luxe, layered look. Add decorative boxes and trays for sneaky storage on top of a console, and tuck smaller accent tables underneath for additional surface space for bedside reads or cell-phone charging.

What you’ll need: A clean-lined console table, petite accent tables, and a few chic “extras”—try a statement lamp and a classic carafe.

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Go behind the scenes to see how our stylists created each look!

 

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