Bedside tables can be tricky!

Is it just me? Or can finding the perfect bedside table be harder than losing weight at Christmas time?

My bed is super high, and I feel like I need a decent bedside table to balance it out, I currently use a chest of drawers each side as they are a great height and big enough to fill the space. They weren’t perfect, maybe a little large, but I was impatient and on a budget, so I bought them on a whim, changed the handles and they have lived there ever since.

My bed & Ikea drawers as bedsides.
My bed & Ikea drawers as bedsides.

I recently stumbled on a pair of stunning Xavier Cayman chests on Gumtree, I know right … I think that was every bit of good karma I’d earned for the last 10 years rolled into one lucky Gumtree find! They are the most stunning drawers, crafted from mahogany, with a bamboo detailed front, 3 drawers and slightly smaller than my Ikea ones. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the quality, they are just beautiful! They were finished in a custom grey colour that I didn’t love, but I had planned on having them re-painted in antique white and using them as my new bedsides. That was until I finally got my hands on a copy of the plans for the new house … they won’t fit, Argh!!!

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Cayman Chest in Antique White, from the Caribbean Collection | Xavier Furniture

Here’s the new master bedroom plan. As you can see it has a little nib wall which makes the actual room for a bed and bedsides quite small. I don’t want to remove that nib wall because it blocks the view from the bed into the walk in wardrobe, and who wants to lay in bed looking at all their clothes laying all over the floor, eek! Ultimately, I only have 3.5 metres for my bed and bedsides, my king sized bed is approximately 2m wide, leaving me 1.5 for 2 bedsides and some breathing room.

The Master Bedroom
The Master Bedroom

So, here are a few options I’m considering, remembering that I do need a little bit of height for them to balance the bed. The bed is 0.8m to the top of the mattress.

Brelan | La Maison $549
Brelan | La Maison $549
Federation bedside table | Keeki
Federation bedside table | Keeki $799
Hudson side table | Alfresco Emporium
Hudson side table | Alfresco Emporium $549
Elise 3 drawer bedside with tray | Provincial Home Living
Elise 3 drawer bedside with tray | Provincial Home Living $329

 

Montaigne side table | Rococo Design $439
Montaigne side table | Rococo Design $439
Barraux bedside | Xavier Furniture
Barraux bedside | Xavier Furniture

What do y’all think? Do you like any of these? Do you have any suggestions? I’d love to hear them!

Hayley x

Comments

  1. Chrissy says

    Hi Hayley, I to have the Martha Stewart bed the same as you and have never had decent bedside tables . Did you end up purchasing the Xavier bedsides off Gumtree as I would be interested in purchasing them of you if you were going to on sell them. By the way I love you posts on Instagram just a pop of beautiful everyday .x

    • says

      Hi Chrissy, Thanks for stopping by! I did buy the ones from Gumtree, they won’t work in my bedroom but I am hoping to use them somewhere else in our new home, they are really beautiful. I will keep you in mind if I decide to sell them! Hx

  2. says

    Hi Hayley,

    I have the larger Cayman chests and love them. Would you consider the smaller bedsides in the same style (60cm width)?

    Exciting times x

    • says

      Hi Belinda, Thanks for stopping by! They are beautiful indeed. I don’t think I’m going to get the height I need from the smaller bedsides, width is fine, but I feel like I need a slightly higher bedside when my bed itself is so high. Do you know what I mean? Hx

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