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Posted by FSachs
Tue, May 6, 14 at 10:34
|I am looking for new night stands. Right now I have a few pieces of dark wood in my bedroom, with dark wood floors. I am thinking more dark wood would be too much. So what do I do? Lighter wood? A different material altogether? Please show me what you've done!|
|Mine are dark, but if I had dark floors, I think I'd go for painted tables. What is your style? Maybe a rustic blue or ivory? Or are you more contemporary?|
|If you scroll down in the attached post, you will see a dozen nightstands that I considered. HTH|
Here is a link that might be useful: nightstand collage 3/4 down
|I have cream colored painted adobe walls and dark brick floors. Our bedframe, dresser, armoire and this one nightstand are all from the same collection. Sorry that it's hiding a bit behind my teacart in this pic, but you get the idea. |
On my side of the bed, I opted for this rustic antique desk as my nightstand. Not because it was a lighter color, but because I like the juxtaposition of the two styles . . . and, I did want something larger than DH's.
|We have upholstered tables like this. You can customize the fabric. We went with a faux leather that I hope will be somewhat durable. |
|I have a cherry Jefferson poster bed, matching dresser and armoire, MIL's library table on one side painted to match walls, my childhood dresser from which I removed the mirror, and made a shroud of fabric that matches my bed skirt and draperies.|
|Here's mine one anyway, matches my entire bedroom set, and is now almost 52 yrs. old, solid rock maple, with clear non scratch tops, to modernize, I removed colonial hardware, and updated with sleek modern hardware. Would never part with this set, they just don't make them like this now adays, extremely heavy and well built.|
|I personally don't like matched "sets". We have a metal bed with vintage oak armoire, dresser and two nightstands. The nightstands are not actual nightstands. I have a small dresser on my side of the bed and hubby has more of a chest. Mine is painted and I'm thinking of painting his. Also have an upholstered chair and a wood chair with an upholstered seat in the room. The armoire holds a flat screen and provides storage for extra pillows, blankets, etc. |
|How about my favorite night stand I found online. I should copy it, but haven't so far.|
|We have two of the Addison nightstands from Arhaus.|
Here is a link that might be useful: Arhaus Addison Nightstands
|These are not mine but are in the 2013 HGTV dream home. I like the unexpected. Just an idea.|
Here is a link that might be useful: Link to more pics
|I agree that, if one has the space, nightstands have been replaced by larger items and are harmonious but not matching|
|DH has a small reproduction chest that has drawers, because he needs the storage space. I use my maternal grandmother's pie crust table. |
Only one guest room in our home has a pair of matching nightstands (vintage). Other rooms all have two tables that do no match. In one room I used a vintage desk w/two drawers and graceful legs.
|Exactly aktillery! My original response didn't sound right - I didn't mean I wouldn't (necessarily) match anything, but more what I meant was something different - or as you said, unexpected. I do not want all pieces of furniture to match, but in our room, I could do matching nightstands and be fine. While none of the pieces "match", they play nice with each other due to common size/height, and all pieces are either a similar wood stain or paint, other than bed, which is a darker color of paint. Floors are wood.|
|Ours don't match, but they, as well as the dresser and vanity, are a similar wood tone. Mine is a leather topped hexagonal table from my grandmother's house, and DH's is a hand me down from his family. |
|We went with bachelor chests as they provided much needed storage. I love the unmatched look but not enough to give up my current furniture.|
|Our guest room has 2 singles and we used dark wood for the outsides and a round skirted table for the center between the beds. |
This post was edited by AnnieDeighnaugh on Wed, May 7, 14 at 18:56
|I've used two different antique small dressers since i like to put books, cup of tea, and other stuff on the nightstands. They're different heights/widths, but for me the look works. They're both a medium stained(Fruitwood?) French style, found at different times at an auction. I'm not into anything that's too matchy-matchy, except my shoes. ;)|
|porkandham, that hit me "right there". So cool!!! Bedrooms are already very personal spaces, but even your spaces within "your" space, is made for each of you. Totally cool.|
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