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How to choose the best bedside table for your bedroom

The bed is the main feature of any bedroom, so make sure you have the perfect bedside table to showcase its beauty. A bedside table will not only affect the look of your bedroom, but it will also affect the functionality. A bedside table is a great spot for placing gorgeous table lamps and decorative accessories which really create a style in your bedroom. But they also provide an extra storage space for bedside essentials or your current book. Take a look at these ideas to find the perfect bedside table for your bedroom. 

First of all, work out what height you want your bedside table to sit at. Ensure that your bedside table isn't considerably higher than your bed or it will create a cluttered space. However, equally, a table which is too small can be swallowed up by the rest of your decor and creates an imbalanced look. As a rough guide, look for a bedside table which will sit about level with the top of your mattress or just higher than this. 

Marlow Side Table

A bedside table with storage is fantastic for most bedrooms. They are especially great if you like a clutter free space to give you a home for all the odds and ends that might usually sit on table tops. An industrial bedside table like our Industrial Lowry Reclaimed Wood Lamp Table is wonderful for any contemporary space with the mix of pine wood and dark grey steel creating a sleek finish with a wonderful industrial twist. 

Industrial Lowry Reclaimed Wood Lamp Table

To create a gorgeous contrast, go for a glamorous table lamp. Something like our Marinella Table Lamp features an elegant fluted base and a soft coloured shade creating a sophisticated finish. 

A reclaimed wood bedside table is a great option for classic and contemporary bedrooms. The classic style of the Winchester Rustic Wooden Bedside Table would make a wonderful addition to any space. The piece is crafted using reclaimed wood and features natural markings to create a charismatic finish, perfect for creating a glamorous farmhouse look. 

Winchester Rustic Wooden Bedside Table

Something like our Rubens Table Lamp would add elegance and opulent style to your bedroom. The decorative base of the table lamp pairs wonderfully with the simple style of the Winchester Bedside Table is great for a classic room. 

If you have a very small bedroom, a bedside table with lots of storage may end up looking a little overwhelming. You may instead wish to think about a slim, sleek light oak bedside table to keep your bedroom as open as possible. The Hudson Living Kielder Oak Bedside Table is a great option. The table features a small drawer and a shelf, so there is still plenty of storage for magazines, books and bedside essentials but the open middle section creates a clean finish perfect for rooms with less light or space. 

Hudson Living Kielder Oak Bedside Table

To take a look at the full collection of bedside tables available at Modish Living, take a look at our website, or get in touch with one of our team members for more information. 

Are bedroom sets outdated? We don't think so!

When it comes to revamping any room completely, one of the main concerns is trying to find coordinating furniture for your space. A bedroom set is the safest option when choosing bedroom furniture. Whilst they may seem a little outdated, they are still a viable option for your home especially if you are looking for something which will stand the test of time. 

Savannah Reclaimed Wood Bed bedroom

With contemporary bedroom furniture, match your bedroom furniture, but don't match everything. You can always change the bedding, lamps and accessories such as mirrors or add interest with wall art or a colourful chair but your furniture will remain the stable base for decor for years to come. Therefore, matching wooden pieces which will look wonderful with any colour schemes are great. 

When it comes to Scandinavian bedroom style and reclaimed wooden bedroom furniture, which will always look stylish and stand the test of time, a coordinated finish looks great. However, with in and out fashion pieces such as funky coloured pieces, a completely matching set may look a little much and create a scheme far from the calming atmosphere preferable in a bedroom. With pieces like this, go for timeless style with a wooden bedroom and add one or two statement pieces at most and pair with a complementary accent colour to tie the scheme together. 

reclaimed wood bed

If you are looking for a reclaimed piece with plenty of charisma, the LazyDays Reclaimed Wood High Back Bed is perfect. The bed has been beautifully handcrafted in the UK by our master craftsmen and is truly beautiful. With its natural markings, the bed looks wonderful in any room to add history and style. 

scandinavian reclaimed wood bed

Alternatively, for a stunning Scandinavian scheme, the Hudson Living Wycombe Luxury Oak Bed is a fantastic option. The subtle curve of the headboard which hugs around the bed makes a special addition to this piece creating a soft finish perfect for a calming atmosphere. 

Find the perfect bedroom furniture for your home at Modish Living or get in touch with one of our team members for more information. 

Make your living room bloom with a green rug

Green is a fantastic colour for any home, but especially in your living room. A little pop of a vibrant green brings a fresh, spring look to your space without needed to change all of your furniture. We suggest you add one elementary piece - a contemporary green rug.  

The easiest way to achieve a vibrant look is to add a luxury green rug. One of my favourite things about a rug is that it will enhance the colours of other furniture pieces. For example, if you have a brown or pale red sofa, the green underneath will really make those colours pop with minimal effort. Something like our Louis De Poortere Fading World Rug in Bubble Green is a great option. With a faded, neutral pattern, the rug will add a subtle yet sophisticated style to your living room whilst still adding some interest with a touch of vibrancy.

A large contemporary rug will show off the scale of your living room and create a focal point of both your furniture and interior styling. In the centre of your living room, make sure to give it some space to shine, rather than covering it in furniture.

Try and think about how you can arrange your room so that you don't feel the need to have a coffee table across the rug. However, you could always find a super slim or glass coffee table which will still allow your rug to be the star of the show. If you are looking to make a statement, I love the Louis De Poortere Spring Leaves Rug. With its blend classic and contemporary rug motifs, it has an architecturally striking effect which will really accentuate wooden flooring and other colours in your room. 

You can also think about placing your green rug into an unusual position, perhaps by twisting it on an angle . Even if you are very organised when it comes to decorating, you might find that this position will open new ideas for decorating, and give you a chance to mix up different styles. The Louis De Poortere Mad Men Greenback Rug is a wonderful style for this as the ultra-contemporary, geometric design allows you to be a little more playful when it comes to styling. 

Once you have found the perfect rug for your space, you may wish to think about how you can tie it into the rest of your room to create a sleek, co-ordinated look.

Accessories are the easiest and most affordable way of doing this. A scattering of green cushions across your sofa or even a green throw is always a great option for adding both colour and style. But coloured glass is also a huge trend which looks fantastic - some simple white flowers in a green coloured vase will look wonderful, and paired with the green of a rug will bring a fresh, botanical look to your living room. 

To take a look at the full range of Louis De Poortere rugs check the Modish Living website or book an appointment to come and see samples of the rugs into our showroom.