I love April because it means that the cooler temperatures of Autumn finally arrive. I am not a hot weather person (I really should be living in a much cooler part of the world shouldn't I?!) so am always happy to say goodbye to Summer! This week I have been inspired by the cooler temps to do a bit of faffing around the house and I have been trying find ways to bring elements of Autumn into our home. I've done all the usual things like adding blankets, burning candles that smell like Pumpkin Pie and finding Fall foliage.
Image via www.designsponge.com
I also decided to change my nightstand around a little so it looks a little more Autumnal.
Here are a few of the ideas and images that provided me with some styling inspiration!
The Everygirl.com has a great post on how to style a nightstand.
This is such a great rustic looking room via norskeinteriorblogger.no a Norwegian blog
For when you don't have the luxury of traditional bookshelves in a small space!
Via Emily Henderson
I even found a video on styling a nightstand on Elle Decor.
So, how does my nightstand look?
I have used a sweet little vintage dish that I found at our local Antique market for my jewels.
It also holds my pillow mist spray. Every night my pillow smells like lavender!
I've also used some vintage books for some added visual interest and, of course, for reading! I have grouped a collection of the works of Shakespeare and placed some lavender in a crystal bowl on top of the books. This collection was first published in 1951; Volume one contains the Histories, Volume two contains the Comedies, Volume three contains the Tragedies and Volume four contains Tragedies and Poems. I will be teaching Hamlet next term so the Tragedies and I will be great friends again for the next few months!
I have a Waterford crystal clock which was a wedding gift and my family photos on my nightstand as they are very special to me and as much as I love the stylized versions on the images above I wanted my bedside table to be personal and functional.
I love the way my nightstand works and looks now!
What do you think? Have you got a designer nightstand or is yours personalized with photos and knickknacks? I'd love to know your thoughts and if you have posted about your nightstand please leave a link in the comments so I can come visit you!
Before I go I just wanted to remind you about my invitation to join my Mother's Day group board on pinterest. If you would like to join in or learn why it's a great idea to pin to a group board on Pinterest just click the picture below.
Best wishes until next time,
Natasha In Oz