Now that the construction part of the house is coming to an end, the real fun begins…decorating! I have never had so many rooms to decorate before, and it is a bit of a daunting (but exciting) task! Thinking about what the movers actually have to unload once they get here next week, I am starting to realize more than ever that we don’t own hardly any furniture, and I’m sure that what we do own is going to feel quite small in this new space. To top things off, even pieces like our leather sectional in the family room won’t work in this house because all of the rooms are oriented in a different direction than they were before. lol! Just my luck! One of the first things on my list is to get the guest bedroom up and running. Believe it or not we are hosting Thanksgiving this year. HA! What have I gotten myself in to? We already have a mattress and box spring for that room that are at least functional so I can worry about a headboard later. Right now, the most pressing matter is choosing nightstands for the guest room. I need places to put lamps and necessities like a clock and such and a spot for my parents to put their things.
The room is quite big and will accommodate big pieces of furniture, including a dresser, large nightstands, a headboard and possibly a bench at the end of the bed…maybe even a desk. We have these nightstands in our master bedroom:
I’ve been thinking about moving these nightstands into the guest room and get some new ones for our master bedroom. Funny enough, these aren’t even nightstands. They were cool apothecary looking buffet side tables for a dining room, but I loved the look and scale of them for our bedroom so that’s where they ended up! I still love them all these years later, so I know they were a good purchase.
Here are a few looks I love:
Caitlin Wilson Design
These powder blue nightstands are to die for and I’m thinking it would be really fun to go with something like this painted and fun, somewhere in the house!
I have a few different looks I am considering. A few things to consider when choosing nightstands:
-Nightstands don’t need to match. You can work with something masculine for his side of the bed and more feminine for hers. Just make sure they compliment each other. Same height and color for example.
-A good rule of thumb for height of a nightstand is that the top of the nightstand is the same height as the top of the mattress. When in doubt, it is better to go taller than shorter.
-Consider how you will use your nightstand and make sure that there is plenty of surface area on the top for a lamp, alarm clock, etc. Also consider the storage. If you like to read or have lots of bedtime necessities, make sure you have drawers or cupboards to keep your items hidden from sight. That will help your bedroom stay looking clean and neat.
Here are some of my top picks for nightstands for the guest room. I’d love your opinion! Which one do you think would be the best for this room? Click on any affiliate image or link to get more information about each particular nightstand.
So, what do you think? Which direction would you head? You can follow along with all of the Fixer Upper progress here.