11 best bedside tables

It could be the first thing you see in the morning, so make it work for you. IndyBest finds night stands, tables and cabinets to wake up to

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From pared-down pieces to ornate offerings, we’ve scoured the shops to find quality, affordable pieces. Here is our edit.  

{1} Habitat Bumble Side Table: £65, argos.co.uk

 

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The handy storage shelf is great for stashing that last cup of tea before lights-out. At £65 it’s got style. In fact, the only thing we don’t like about it is having to screw the legs on ourselves. Also comes in white.

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{2} The French Bedroom Company Polar Bear Table: £115, frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk

 

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Not just for kids, this cute bear could add a kitsch touch to your bedside. It’s made from gleaming white polyresin but, if Arctic white isn’t your thing, there’s also a brown bear alternative.

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{3}  Mimi Bedside Table: £195, loaf.com

 

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In a choice of scuffed grey or weathered oak, the Mimi bedside table is a generous 50cm wide and is the last word in pared-down chic. It is so popular you may have to join a waiting list. Yes, seriously.

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{4} Blossom Bedside Table: £229, Bhsfurniture.co.uk (not in store till mid April)

 

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This two-drawer cabinet is pretty and functional, and . Perfect for a spring morning, its bright flowers will make waking up a lot more pleasurable. In selected stores from mid-April as part of the new spring/summer range.

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{5} The Chandelier and Mirror Company Garner Bedside Table: £129, chandeliersandmirrors.co.uk

 

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The mock-flock metal effect of this bow-legged beauty will bring a bit of glamour to any bedroom. There’s also a version without the black detail and crystal knobs for even more bedroom bling.

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{6} Stockholm Bedside Cabinet: £125, tesco.com 

 

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The Stockholm range has been a sell-out success for Tesco. With Scandinavian chic in a lacquered solid American white oak, it looks as if it costs twice the price. There’s a furniture range to match, including a dressing table and lamp stand.

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{7} Ned Wood bedside cabinet: £145, oliverbonas.com

 

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At a skinny 35cm wide, this compact cabinet from Oliver Bonas’s “Old Boys’ Club” range comes in dark mango wood and has a poker dice door-knob. Like the Ikea cabinet, this has a handy gap to snake your phone charger through.

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{8} Kidspace Harper  storage locker: £35, very.co.uk

 

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Supposedly for children’s rooms but we think this tasteful pistachio green is just the ticket for adults too. This too-cool-for-school metal locker has a chrome handle and internal shelf and also comes in bright red and royal blue. Matching furniture available.

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{9} House bedside table: £175, johnlewis.com

 

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From John Lewis’s great-value House range, you can kit out  the whole bedroom in chests, dressing tables, hanging rails  and mirrors with notch detail. You slot a choice of supplied inserts in the drawers – ash, smoke or white – for different looks.

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{10} Ikea Vettre bedside table: £25, ikea.com

 

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In turquoise powder-coated steel, Ikea’s nifty wheeled cabinet was inspired by dentists’ trolleys. It  has a hole to feed your phone charger or bedside lamp lead through to make the bedside clutter-free. The door can be changed to hinge from left to right to suit any bedroom layout.

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{11} Cube Bedside Table: £149, dwell.co.uk

 

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Minimalists rejoice – the Cube has drawers big enough to bung clutter out of sight, no one need know you have just as much bedside bumf as the rest of us.

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Verdict: You’ve got to love a bedside polar bear, but we think the Stockholm table from Tesco is a great choice if you’re more of a traditionalist. It’s good quality at a great price and its mid-century vibe is very on trend.

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