Mae Carr. Nightstand. January 29th , 2018.
The plain wood nightstands of old are a thing of the past unless, of course, one wants a plain wood nightstand. The bedroom nightstands of today come in many styles and colors. They come in different woods, metals and even plastic. There is a nightstand to fit every style. Shabby-chic is as popular as ever and bedroom night tables for this type of décor often come in white, off-white or some other light color. They may look vintage, worn or just plain old. This does not mean they are old, however, since the point of shabby-chic is to appear old, worn and distressed. These can also be referred to as cottage style. They may have purposeful chipped paint, different colors showing through or scratches. They can come with several drawers, shelves and various nooks and crannies.
Despite this, if you are still looking for a major overhaul of the way your bedroom nightstands look, changing the color is a good option. While contact paper will work for some situations, many people will choose to paint them. As long as they are clean and free of dust, a small can of paint usually does the trick. Nonetheless, various types of spray paint can take this project even further to create dramatic changes. To get started with spray painting, the first piece of advice that you will need to follow is actually reading the directions on the bottle before you make a purchase. On the label, it will indicate if the spray paint is for finished woods or plastics. You can tell if it is going to work by doing a test sample on the underside of the nightstand. If the paint doesnt dry correctly, then you know its time to take it back to the store to get your money back.
Another thing on your checklist when purchasing a nightstand is choosing a style for your nightstand. What style nightstand are you looking for? Nightstands vary in style from classic traditional, to Victorian, to modern contemporary, to shabby chic among others. The key to finding the perfect style for your nightstand is to choose a style that blends in with everything else in your bedroom. What is the overall look of your bedroom? For example, if your bedroom features more contemporary touches you may want to choose a nightstand with contemporary designs like wrought iron fixtures. On the other hand, if your bedroom has more of a Victorian feel you may choose a nightstand with chic classic features in a wood finish. The more you know about the style of your bedroom the easier it will be to choose a nightstand that blends in with that style.
Before you can purchase the right nightstand for your bedroom you have to decide on the specific needs for the nightstand. Exactly what will you be using your nightstand for? All night stands are handy when it comes to extra storage but they can also be helpful in many other different ways. After all where do we drop our keys and personal items once we come into the bedroom? Nightstands can be multifunctional so you must know how you will use your nightstand. Will your nightstand be strictly for storage or would you need it to double as a vanity? By knowing the exact type of nightstand that you need before you go shopping you will be able to narrow down the selection so that you wont be so overwhelmed.
Some people claim that a nightstand is a nightstand, thus they completely run out of ideas if they are decorating their bedroom in say the foreign shores of the West Indies as an example. The bed was easy, they say with a trellised four-poster onto which they could attach a voile of some sort, and use batiked material for the sheets and pillowcases, that covered the look perfectly. Another used a voile hanging from the ceiling to give the illusion of a four poster! But the ethnic nightstand seems perpetually out of reach. What comes to my mind immediately is a natural rattan that is totally unpainted. Rattan is made in the West Indies, thus it fits well in a West Indies bedroom without sacrificing the utilitarian necessity of a nightstand.
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