Best bedside tables: Stylish storage to suit your home

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 (La Redoute)
(La Redoute)

When you’re creating your bedroom aesthetic, cosiness is chief. No matter your design style - be it modern, industrial or classic - you will want your bedroom to be a haven of calm to lull you into a long, deep sleep.

After choosing your bed frame, mattress and even an accent chair, a good bedside table or two will be the finishing touch.

These small tables are designed to sit adjacent to the bed and gives you a handy place to place essentials like spectacles, contact lenses or your latest page-turner. It’s also a perfect designated spot to place your breakfast in bed tray or morning cuppa.

Slumber soundly beside rattan weave, wood, Art Deco-inspired or sculptural designs. Mirrored options will bounce light around the room, giving the impression of a much larger space. Gold and metal embellishments add opulence and elegance with a vintage feel. Make your bedroom a boudoir with intricately detailed pieces or opt for a subtle statement in an otherwise muted colour scheme.

The main thing to decide before you begin your journey of exploration is whether drawers are a deal-breaker.

The minimalistic interior scheme that’s dominated in the last few years is easily achievable with butler’s tray tables or circular models that usually are topped in marble or mirror and have oak or gold-hued metal legs. These styles look lighter than some of the solid, more permanent looking fixtures but have less in the way of storage space. If your possessions are non-negotiable, there are still decorative designs that are sleek and sophisticated but offer places to keep your essentials.

With classic, timeless and understated designs as well as those set to make a statement, see our edit below to inspire your search for the best bedside table.

Malu Vintage Rattan Bedside Table

Breaking through its bohemian roots, rattan has become a popular fabric in modern interior schemes and can be easily incorporated whether contemporary or traditional. It has a natural palette and construction (it’s made from rattan and hand-woven bamboo) with two open shelves.

Buy now £99.00, La Redoute

Kartell Componibili Bio Storage Unit

Incorporate sustainable furniture into your home with these units from Kartell. Using the label’s signature styling, they are made entirely from biodegradable bioplastic. The storage solutions double up as a bedside table and come in an array of playful shades. They have a modern feel and can inject colour into any room.

Buy now £166.00, Amara

Kartell Ghost Buster Side Table Small

This side table also comes from Kartell but is crafted in the hugely popular ghost style (aka in a clear construction). You will have no doubt seen the chair variation of this design but for the side table, you can opt for a rainbow of colours to suit any preference. The side or bedside table leaves space for magazines, books and plants that can be carefully curated to add warmth and a homely feel.

Buy now £288.00, Heal’s

H&M Jalousie-door bedside table

High street hero H&M may be best-known for its fashion but the brand’s homeware deserves your attention too. Beyond just the instant sell-out rattan chair, there’s also this bedside table. Unlike many of its contemporaries, this option allows you to hide away your possession behind chic, curved pine jalousie doors.

Buy now £119.99, H&M

New Boys Bravo Green Mango Wood Bedside Table

This stained mango wood offers both a sustainable and hugely stylish addition to your boudoir. It has a slimline construction to slip into compact spaces with both a drawer and cupboard to clear clutter - out of sight, out of mind after all. Yet, it’s anything but boring with a subtle pop of colour in a pastel mint hue to liven up your home.

Buy now £255.00, Oliver Bonas

Secolo Bedside Table

This traditional-looking bedside table is refined, sophisticated and packed with ample storage. It is available in this versatile charcoal grey hue that will pair well with most existing interiors. Embellishment comes from flashes of gold in the drawer pulls and the feature legs.

Buy now £159.00, Dwell

M&S Metal & Glass Round Side Table

This is more of a decorative piece than one offering you any additional storage but it looks good and brings a contemporary flair. While the painted metal frame and glass mirrored top have an understated elegance, it’s almost like a blank slate where a well-placed lamp, plant or coffee table books will make all the difference.

Buy now £79.00, M&S

John Lewis & Partners Mix It Bedside Tables, Set of 2, Gloss White

Clean, classic and sleek, these self-assembly bedside tables won’t overpower your space. They come in a neutral white hue that is timeless. The furniture is made from a high-quality chipboard and have two very spacious drawers which can act as a mini library for all you bedtime bookworms.

Buy now £140.00, John Lewis & Partners

John Lewis & Partners Trinity Marble Bedside Table, Brown

If you’re looking for subtle embellishment from your bedroom furniture, John Lewis has these Art Deco-inspired wooden bedside tables. They are made from a dark acacia wood with metallic metal handles and geometric cut detailing.

Buy now £275.00, John Lewis & Partners

Habitat Wilderness 1 Drawer Bedside Table

If not for the attractive midnight blue hue, then you’ll want to make your bed with this sidekick for its ability to be styled among a retro aesthetic as well as ultra-modern. The slick rounded edges, gold-plated metal legs and single draw make for a luxe piece.

Buy now £100.00, Habitat

Swoon Mackay Bedside Table, Mango Wood & Glass

This best-of-both-worlds bedside table will encourage to curate an Instagram-worthy display but also allow you to hide away your less aesthetically-pleasing possessions in the spacious, deep drawer that sits underneath. It mixes natural with modern in the construction by pairing wood with metal for a clash of colour and texture that just works.

Buy now £249.00, Swoon

Novani 2-Drawer Birch Bedside Table

This delicately-proportioned piece oozes with elegance. It has slim tapered legs and a compact size to fit in all spaces. The brass-effect detailing at both the handles and feet give a modern twist to an otherwise traditional design.

Buy now £195.00, La Redoute

Sandoval Metal Bedside Table

La Redoute has got this art gallery-worthy bedside table that will tickle your interio fancy. Adding interest to your space, it is crafted from a painted metal with open compartments for not-so secret storage. It comes in either grey or black.

Buy now £230.00, La Redoute

Cox & Cox Maroq Bedside Table

This is a lighter, airier piece than some of the others on this list. The round beside table combines a gold-toned iron and brass base that has been laser cut to recreate a traditional Maroq design. This may be one for the guest bedroom as there’s no storage, but it’s a statement, decorative element that will impress visitors.

Buy now £195.00, Cox & Cox

Graham & Green Jade Green Floral Bone Inlay Bedside Table

This luxurious bone inlay bedside table from Graham & Green has been handcrafted by expert artisans in India with a striking floral design. Intricately detailed and yet it still can be easily styled due to the use of natural tones in the bone and the jade green shade that will look stunning alongside pink, white, orange, grey, blue, or wood furniture or walls.

Buy now £595.00, Graham & Green

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