A good bedside table needs to be easy to access and have just enough surface space to accommodate your bedside essentials: book, magazine, lamp, etc. It should be just the right height for you to reach across and flick off the lamp without effort as you then slump into the bed and onwards towards the land of nod. Therefore,when you are choosing your bedside table it is important to think about its size in relation to your bed. It shouldn’t be higher than the bed, which would mean reaching up awkwardly, but should not be too low as to restrict the flow of light from your lamp.
To make sure you buy a bedside table in the right measurements, compare the dimensions of the bedside table and the bed frame. (Remember that the height of the bed will increase when you have added the mattress.) The ideal bedside table is 10 - 30 cm below the height of your mattress. Browse the catalogue of beds and tables and find the perfect match within these parameters. To create a calm and relaxing space it is important to keep things simple and discrete. Don’t go for a bedside table that has a bigger surface area or drawer space than you require. Firstly a larger table will obstruct and reduce your room space and secondly, you will probably find yourself filling it with items that could be better stored in a cupboard or chest of drawers. A clutter free space makes for a better sleep and a more relaxing bedroom.