There are a bunch of different formulas you can find online about how to properly style a nightstand. Some of them work for me and others don’t. By that I mean if the perfect styling recipe calls for a tray or candle and I don’t have one that looks right, I’m not going to go out and purchase one. I’ll just work around it with what I have. If you find yourself needing some nightstand styling ideas, I’m sharing ours and how I created them.
In our master (you can read more about it here and here), we just retired our ancient alarm/radio/why are there so many dials clock for this simple alarm clock that’s pretty enough to stay out for photos 🙂 I ended up switching up the nightstand decor in the process. Since the clock, table skirt, and lamp (temporarily stolen from the entry to see if I liked it, and darn it, I do) blend in with the wall, I added a larger dark vase in the back for some contrast. There’s a small tray for hairbands and any jewelry that I forgot to take off before bed.