A bedside table can be more than just a mini storage unit or a spot to keep the latest novel on your reading list. A pair of bedside tables visually borders your bed, acting like a frame for a relaxed minimalist look. Bedside tables are also perfect as a decorating opportunity to further showcase your style, not only with whether you choose a retro or sophisticated look but also as a stage for you to place table lamps, vases, potted plants, treasured trinkets and other accessories. And luckily for us, the variety of bedside tables in Australia means we have plenty of great options at our decorating disposal. Here are just a few of our favourites.
Slimline curves, clean lines and streamlined finishes mean this bedside table is one smooth operator. Part of Australian company Life Interiors’ own in-house collection, the Leroy is a compact storage solution featuring a brass drawer handle, veneered plywood tabletop and a powder-coated steel frame. Ideal for apartments due to its petite dimensions, the bedside table also offers decorating versatility, available in warm walnut and monochrome black finishes.
For relaxed, coastal style with a retro twist, it’s hard to go past this rattan-fronted bedside table from Freedom. The combination of honey-toned solid oak, pine, oak veneer and hand-woven rattan is a contemporary take on British Colonial style, particularly with the geometric base. An added modern bonus: the deep soft-close drawers for more bedroom storage.
Perhaps you’re after a bedside table that brings enduring craftsmanship to your space? Kin is a Melbourne-based design brand focused on skilfully and ethically designed furniture and the Connect side table is a beautiful and deceptively simple example. The tapered edge of the solid oak top with turned legs allows the natural beauty of the timber to shine. This bedside table option is further enhanced by the choices available, whether you choose solid American or European oak, or a smoked oil or black lacquer finish.$540, Kin
A walnut veneer top and charcoal grey soft-close drawers housed within a grey steel metal base make this bedside table a perfect match for a contemporary, minimalist look. Offering plenty of storage and elevated by an open base, the Alfred also has a surprise in store with a pull of the folded steel handle revealing the vivid, contrasting red-lacquered drawer inner for a touch of designer edge.$399, Castlery
Another simple yet sophisticated choice, the Ambience delights in the details and a play on line and shape. Crafted in solid European oak, this bedside table features a deep single drawer to keep things in order in style with a circular finger pull. The neat box-like structure is finished with a curved table base, and the versatility of its design allows it to work in both casual and contemporary interiors.$529, RJ Living
Looking for something a little out of the box? The Confetti side table has you covered with its simple form and boldly colourful statement base. The terrazzo-esque base is made of 100 per cent recycled plastic, and can feature a solid oak, ash or metal top for ultimate style versatility. DesignByThem is a Sydney-based studio of designers collaborating together to produce furniture, lighting and accessories with a proudly unique Australian perspective.$279, DesignByThem
Simplicity is key to this neat piece with a few chic elements thrown in for good measure. The leather tab drawer handle and tapered angled legs lend a touch of easy polish, while the enclosed shelf and drawer of this bedside table allow you to stow away bedtime essentials out of sight and out of mind, keeping the clutter to a minimum, which is a must in any organised bedroom.$189, Temple & Webster
Quality materials and next-level refined sophistication come together in this beautiful, made-to-order piece from Melbourne-based studio Zuster. Bespoke details, timeless elegance and striking craftsmanship are the hallmarks of this Australian design company. This bedside table is functional with two deep drawers but comes into its own with its timber form, bevelled edges and split circular marble handle.From $2600, Zuster
A bedside table is a handy addition to any bedroom. Not only offering a spot to pop your night-time read or a glass of water, the ideal bedside table can further reflect and enhance the relaxing, calm and comforting feel a bedroom should have. From sturdy timber to sleek contemporary options, the simple bedside table is a must in any organised bedroom. Complete your sleep sanctuary style with a smart wooden bed frame.