According to feng shui guidelines for the bedroom, there are three basic principles. 1.) Place the bed so that it is easily accessible from both sides. 2.) Avoid placing the bed in line with the door. 3.) Position two bedside tables, one on each side of the bed.
Here, we’re focusing on the last requirement. Ready to graduate from a stack of old books or a shelf? Concealing clutter is a positive side effect of having a proper bedside table. Here’s our roundup of 13 modern wood bedside tables, drawers included.
Above: BBDW’s Lakeside Table is designed with hand-carved ebony handles and a blackened steel base with bronze feet. The bedside table comes in a range of wood options. Contact BDDW for ordering information. Above: The Mash Studios LAX Series Night Table in English walnut with a natural oil finish is $400 at Horne. Above: De La Espada’s 012 Atlantico Bedside Table consists of a single drawer resting on an open cubic frame. It’s available in American white oak (shown) or American black walnut, finished in either Danish or white oil. Made in Portugal, the bedside table is held together with screws that are disguised with long grain dowels; the cubic frame is built from mortise and tenon joints; $1,145 from YLiving. Above: Designed by Matthew Hilton for De La Espada, the McQueen Bedside Chest has two drawers (with soft-closing piston action), dovetail joinery, and cast iron handles. Available in Danish-oiled walnut. Contact De La Espada for more information. Above: The Raleigh Bedside Table is a Design Within Reach exclusive and available in oak (shown) and walnut for $995. Above: From Belgian company Ethnicraft, the Oak Nordic Nightstand has a European easy glide drawer and lower storage space; it’s finished in white oil and is $549 from Lekker Home. Above: From SF-based studio Ohio Design, the Jake Nightstand has an open bottom and a single drawer that’s under-mounted and self-closing. The drawer comes with the option of being recessed or flush inset, and the base has square-tube, brushed-steel legs (an optional base is available in wood or flat steel); $699 to $899, depending on size, at Ohio Design. Above: The Anton Nightstand, shown in cherry, is made in North Dakota and finished in either an oil-and-wax or clear lacquer finish; $749 at Room & Board. Above: Designed by Ibon Arrizabalaga, the Lauki Bedside Table is available in oak (shown), walnut, graphite, and white; $795, exclusive to Design Within Reach. Above: From Phloem Studio of Portland, Oregon, the Colleen Side Table is made from a range of domestic hardwoods: western curly maple (shown), ash, cherry, walnut, rift white oak, and western walnut. Each piece is crafted in the studio to order and requires a lead time of 8 to 12 weeks; contact Phloem Studio for pricing and ordering. Above: The Oak Azur Nightstand from Ethnicraft is made in Europe from sustainably sourced solid oak that is kiln-dried to ensure hardness. The nightstand has a self-closing drawer on an easy glide, under-mounted track; $429 from Lekker Home. Above: Ikea’s Tarva Nightstand is solid pine with a fiberboard back; $39.99. Above: The Another Country Bedside Table Two in ash is £995 at Another Country.
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N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on April 9, 2014.