11 Useful Items for Accessorizing Your Beside Table

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Stephanie Hooey Interiors

When styling your bedside table, you'll want to ensure that it features everything you'll need to wind down peacefully. This means eliminating the clutter and focusing in on functional, yet aesthetically pleasing items that will make your evening routine feel a bit more streamlined and luxe. Keep reading for 11 of our top bedside table must-haves and then get shopping!

Perhaps you're trying to be better about distancing yourself from your phone while you catch those ZZZs. Even if you're striving to go tech-free in the bedroom, you'll likely still want to keep an alarm clock nearby so that you don't accidentally oversleep. This one is both aesthetically pleasing and easy to read at a quick glance.

Anthropologie Bistro Tile Vanity Tray

A trinket tray will ensure that special jewelry pieces are kept safe and sound as you sleep. There's nothing worse than having an earring roll onto the floor and go missing forever, after all! Who wouldn't want to be greeted hello—literally—by this sweet piece in the AM?

One key to making your bedroom feel more relaxing and hotel-like is incorporating a vase full of flowers whenever possible. Whether you go real or faux when it comes to florals is up to you, but a pretty vessel will really take your arrangement to the next level.

Burke Decor Burled Wood 5" x 7" Photo Frame

A luxe looking picture frame like this one will brighten up your bedside table and encourage you to dream of good times with loved ones as you doze off.

Rejuvenation Lynwood Single Task Lamp

Every bedside table needs a great lamp. While you'll want to choose one that reflects your style, you'll also want to ensure that it offers enough light as you read in bed. This sleek task lamp is an excellent choice for the job.

Brooklinen Magic Hour Candle

Magic Hour Candle

Courtesy of Brooklinen

There's nothing like a delicious smelling fragrance to help you start and end your day on the right foot. Brooklinen offers a scent for everyone, and we love the mod-looking jars and labels on their candles, too.

The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World

It's always fun to flip through an inspiring book as you wind down for the day. This one will keep you occupied for quite some time, taking you on a journey throughout the entire world from the comfort of your bed.

Love Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Hand Cream

Love Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Hand Cream


Soothe tired, dry skin with a calming tube of hand lotion that is pretty enough to leave out on display but small enough it can easily be tucked inside a small drawer if you need to make space.

Vornado VFAN Mini Classic Personal

Unfortunately, the air conditioning alone doesn't always cut it. Stay cool on summer nights by placing a fan on your bedside table. This white one will blend with any bedroom color scheme, and the retro look is very trendy.

Urban Outfitters UO Patchwork Journal

Sometimes you just have to jot down a burning thought or two before you hit the lights. Keeping a journal nearby is a smart solution, whether you plan to simply use it to make your to do list for the coming week or enjoy taking some time to write down highlights from your day and major goals for the month. Making use of good, old-fashioned pen and paper is a great way to cut back on screen time at the end of a busy day, too!

GoshenArtShop Constellation Gel Pens 12-Piece Set

Last but not least, you'll want to keep some fun pens nearby to use with your journal! This funky set of erasable gel pens is perfect for the astrology-obsessed. Each pen features a different zodiac sign, so you have plenty of options depending on whether you'd like to channel your inner Libra, Leo, or Gemini.

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