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Bedrooms Mar 28, 2024

Melonwoods: How do I choose a bedside table?

In interior design, bedside tables stand as silent sentinels, offering both functionality and style with their compact form and elegant finishes. These diminutive furnishings serve as intimate companions to beds, harmonizing practicality with aesthetic finesse in the intimate spaces of bedrooms.


Design by Studio Mitchell

One question we are often asked is how to choose a bedside table?  Here are a few pointers from Melonwoods:

  1. Measure your space: Before you start looking for bedside tables, measure the area beside your bed where you plan to place it. Take into account the height, width, and depth to ensure the table fits comfortably without overcrowding the space.
  2. Consider your bed: Take note of the height of your bed. Your bedside table should ideally be at a similar height or slightly lower to ensure easy access while lying down.
  3. Choose a style: Consider the overall style and theme of your bedroom. Your bedside table should complement the existing decor. Whether you prefer modern, rustic, traditional, or minimalist designs, there’s a wide range of options available.
  4. Think about storage needs: Determine how much storage you need. If you require extra space for books, electronics, or other bedside essentials, opt for a bedside table with drawers, shelves, or both. If you prefer a minimalist look, a simple table with a single surface may suffice.


    Design by Donald Nxumalo

  5. Material and durability: Consider the material of the bedside table. Common options include wood, metal, glass, and composite materials. Choose a material that aligns with your style preference and durability requirements.
  6. Functionality: Think about how you’ll be using the bedside table. Do you need it primarily for holding a lamp and a glass of water, or do you require additional features such as built-in charging ports or adjustable height?


    Design by KB Interiors

  7. Budget: Set a budget for your bedside table purchase. Prices can vary widely depending on the material, design, and brand. Decide how much you’re willing to spend and look for options within your budget range.


    Design by KB Interiors

    Melonwoods offers free furniture and lighting room design and would love to help you with the selection of your bedside table.



    Get in touch for a free consultation


    WhatsApp: +27 72 113 0060

    Visit the showroom: Shop 213 Ballito Junction Mall, Ballito


    Design by Studio Mitchell

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