Now that I’ve finished painting my nightstand, I went back to this feature on The Everygirl on styling a nightstand. They recommend five items: a light, candle, reading material, clock, and accent, and I think that’s a great starting point!
I have to admit, my reading material is more for show since I use my iPad, which is why I love this book iPhone charger — not only is it quite possibly my favorite cover design ever, but it’s pretty and functional! I also have to admit that there is absolutely no way I would actually use an alarm clock on my nightstand because that would require me getting out of bed to turn it off.* Which does not make for a happy morning, and mornings are difficult enough to begin with. (And, let’s be honest, I can’t read analog to save my life anyway.) But that’s the nice thing about styling — it is totally acceptable to have things just because they are pretty!
What’s on your nightstand?
DIY nightstand // LampsPlus Hammered Pot Antique Silver Table Lamp // Z Gallerie Metal Alarm Clock // Canterwick Pride & Prejudice Book Charger // Capri Blue Volcano Jar Candle // Reclaimed Apothecary Matchstick Bottle // Design Darling Turquoise Zebra Tray
*This makes more sense if you know that my headboard has shelving, which is why my nightstand isn’t close enough to the bed to be able to turn off an alarm clock. The nightstand is really more of a corner-of-the-room place for pretty things.