The humble bedside table is a busy piece of furniture, providing perching space for lighting, an alarm clock and reading matter, or stretching to shelves, drawers or cupboards for more substantial storage. And white will always get noticed. Go for a pair and they will make a star of a central bed, bringing order and balance to a decorating scheme. Seek out matching wardrobes and chests of drawers for full-on co-ordination or go mismatching for a more relaxed feel. Hi-gloss curving designs are tailormade for contemporary bedrooms, while you may prefer to look for painted, vintage-style, distressed or shabby-chic pieces if your room has something of the country cottage about it.
Smart design with scalloped trim and turned legs. One drawer and one internal shelf. Available with a left or right-hand opening door. MDF with antiqued acrylic paint finish and varnish. H72 W48 D34cm.
Barker and Stonehouse
With no corners or sharp edges, this round table and drawer unit is ideal for the side of the bed. It features two deep drawers and a lip around the perimeter to prevent items rolling off. White gloss lacquer. H46 x 44cm diameter.
A classic and elegant addition to your bedroom collection, this bedside table set offers both style and storage. A shelf provides space for books and ornaments, whilst the single drawer holds all your bedtime essentials. Set comprises two matching Wilton bedside tables. Pine and MDF. Each H58 W32 D33cm.
Classic and elegant, the distressed, white-painted Amelie bedside table is subtly feminine with its carved detailing. The painted wood colour is an antique white, with authentic distressing along some of the edges, bowed drawer fronts and feet. Poplar. H60 W50 D40cm.
Feather and Black
Flaunting an improved painted finish and breathtaking mirrored fronts, this bedside cabinet from the New Elysee collection will turn your bedroom into a boudoir. Available in deep black and elegant ivory colour options, it's styled with traditional Queen Anne-style legs, metal drop handles and a shiny glass top that protects the furniture against scuffs and scratches. H55 W45 D45cm.
Smart bedside table that is subtly oriental in style and hand-finished and waxed in distressed off-white. Supplied fully assembled. Poplar. H60 W40 D40cm.
Designed by Habitat's in-house team, this white 1 drawer bedside unit is a clean Scandinavian-style design. This stylish design has a solid ash base and elegant tapered legs, with a lacquered wood top. H48 W45 D45cm.
Decorated with intricate floral garlands, this elegant bedside table has two drawers with a subtly distressed white finish and contrasting antiqued bronze handles. Made from painted MDF and pine. Assembled. H75cm W40cm D35cm.
This stylish table can be used up or downstairs. It’s a design-led piece, but it won’t dominate the room. It’s happy to hang back and complement your living space, while providing valuable storage. It has two slanted legs on either side, and integrated drawers handles. Assembly required. Made from engineered wood with a gloss finish. H53 W50 D40cm.
A sophisticated, traditional bedside table with a beautiful soft white painted finish. H63 W48 D45cm.
Marks and Spencer