I must admit that I’m a bit of an interior design junkie. Rarely does a week go by where I’m not stalking down a website to find an item which I’ve seen on Pinterest. I have also been looking at some Smart Home features too such as multi-room audio video systems. Nothing set in stone just yet, but I am very excited by the prospect of having an av installation take place.
Because the bedside is the first thing you see when you wake up in the morning and the last thing you see at night, I often try to change it around to make it look clean, uncluttered and chic!
I am by no means an interior designer and I’m not expecting anywhere like VISO to offer me a job but I thought I would style a few bedside tables to show you how easy it is to change up the look of your bedside table without spending a fortune!
Bedside no. 1 is Scandinavian inspired. I love the simplicity and monochrome palate of Scandinavian design. Whilst some people might think that black and white is boring, you can play with lots of textures and shades to get a very interesting and cosy look.
I’m also a big fan of having plants in the apartment because they make the house feel fresh and help bring the outdoors inside. There are plenty of plants that you can find which can survive on lack of love and attention (that doesn’t meant I haven’t ever killed a plant!).
I find that keeping a journal (or two) by the bedside helps me to get to sleep because I’m constantly thinking of things to write for the blog or things that I need/forgot to do!
Bedside table: Mocka
Photo frame: Country Road
Candle: Alassis Black Iris & Tonka Bean – This candle smells insanely good!
Plant: Bunnings in a Uashmama Bag
If copper and browns are more your palette then you can try a more earthy looking style. You can pick up a piece of drift wood from the beach or feathers from a bush walk which will give you that earthy feel.
I have a bit of a ‘thing’ with feathers – the big ones are wild turkey feathers and I think the little spotted one is from a guinea fowl (I may have borrowed this from my mum who also has a huge feather fetish! – sorry mother dearest).
Copper Lamp: Oz Design Furniture
Feathers: Table Tonic
Black plate: Country Road
Glass Vases: Local homewares store
This beside table is all about keeping things bright and fresh. I love pops of yellow and green throughout the house because they are uplifting and brighten up the house even on a dreary day!
Again more plants instead of flowers – orchids are a great choice because they last a quite a while as long as they have a bit of sunlight!
I bought these shells and coral but you can house whatever little treasures you find such as stones, feathers or shells in a glass cloche – instant style in a bottle!
Antlers: Not available at Typo anymore but plenty on Etsy
Orchid: From Coles – only $30, get it from your local supermarket or flower shop
Cloche: Similar at Freedom
And for the last bedside I’ve mixed my two favourite styles of the moment – copper and monochrome. I feel like this little bedside belongs in a chic Manhattan apartment – all it needs it a brown brick wall and some concrete floors.
Prints are an easy way to add a statement piece to a bedside or a wall and you can pick them up relatively cheaply on Etsy or at local markets.
I also love these little wooden letters – they are great to have around the house because they are cheap and playful and you can easily paint them to suit your colour scheme.
Blanket: Kate & Kate
Copper Candle: Cocolux
Eclat Print: SS Print Shop
X & O: Typo
Hopefully this has given you some inspiration for your little bedside table at home! As you can see, you only need a few little treasures that you love to give your bedside a makeover! I hear my friend used some of these tips to improve their new apartment they got in Aurora.
If you decide to give your bedside a makeover then I’d love to see it! Tag me @theurbanquarters or #TUQmakeover on Instagram!