Add some free-spirited design to your bedside with a nightstand styled in a bohemian blend of color, pattern, and texture. Try these steps to bring carefree individuality to your personal sanctuary.
This maple side table—an inexpensive nightstand option from IKEA—provides a neutral base for everything to come.
An old brass lamp lacquered in a glossy coat of raspberry pink spray paint brings a tired accent roaring back to vibrant life. A small alarm clock (another IKEA bargain), and a purple waffle plant in a vintage McCoy African violet pot fill in the surface.
Embroidered details in floss and crewel yarns paired with felt flower petals generate dimension and drama. The details also give a dynamic sensation of movement to the drum lampshade.
A basket to hold jewelry or pocket contents at the end of the day is an essential add-on to a bedside table.
This hand woven African grass basket enhances the grouping with a touch of global style.
A tea towel stands in as a runner to keep displayed items from scratching the table’s surface and brings vivid pattern in rich jewel tones to the plain tabletop.
Typography elements are always a great custom decorating choice. There’s really nothing like putting your monogram right on the table. A hand painted one is even more creative.
Tuck a generous zig-zag patterned basket under the table to hold an Indian kantha quilt at the ready for cozy snuggles on the bed while reading or watching TV.
Place a short stack of favorite classic novels under your alarm clock to complete this free-flowing mix of bold patterns, rich colors, and textured baskets.
And there you have it! A beautifully styled, bohemian nightstand with touch of global flare and the right amount of comfort.
Plant courtesy of Costa Farms, costafarms.com
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