If I am not going out on a weekend, I take my time fixing up little spaces in my house that accumulate a lot of mess. One of them is my bedside table: from phone chargers to random receipts, it gets the brunt of it all. Don’t we all just tend to dump everything we find in our pockets as we dress down for bed?
Promoting that habit will just continue to a stressful cycle, I believe. The first thing you wake up to is a disorganized desk which will bum you out, thinking how much you haven’t gotten your sh*t together. We should turn the tables around and make your bedside desk into something that will ease your mind and help you de-stress.
If you haven’t found the perfect table just yet, maybe go for the simple and classic design of this Crate & Barrel 2-Drawer Nightstand (P24,950). The roomy drawers are also good to hide some books (or the mess you don’t want to be visible on your tabletop).
Crate & Barrel. Available at SM Megamall. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
After deciding on your table, brighten it up with an ingeniously designed lamp that will help you think up new ideas, read books, and make your little nighttime notes. We suggest the Ribbon metal lamp from Habitat (P1,680).
Habitat. Available at UP Town Center. For more information, visit their website.
Now you’ve got a light, introduce some flora with this sleek Pottery Barn Arlington Triple Vase (P3,450). The gold tones will enhance the brightness of your bedside and your mood.
Pottery Barn. Available at Bonifacio Central Square, Bonifacio High Street. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
To limit the number of items you dump on your table (if you really can’t help it), make sure they fit in this Pate Verre Accessory Plate (P435).
As a final touch, don’t forget to add a luxury scented candle you will light up to induce a good night’s sleep. (Just don’t forget to blow it out before you snooze!) You can go for the homey and unobtrusive scent of Jo Malone’s Peony & Blush Suede.
Jo Malone. Available at Greenbelt 5. For more information, visit their website.