If you've ever decorated a bedroom, you may have found yourself asking, "Can I use two non-matching nightstands, or is that some kind of design faux pas?"
Well, I'd answer that question with a resounding YES - you certainly can mix them up!
After all, I did name my business Mix & Match Design Company, so I kind of have a thing for just that - mixing and matching different pieces or styles to pull together a beautiful space that feels collected and cohesive at the same time. The trick is to make sure you create a sense of symmetry and balance.
While this look might not be for everyone, let's think about some examples of when you might want to go with mismatched nightstands. Maybe it's because you prefer a more eclectic look, you need a creative way to add more storage in a small bedroom, or you'd like to integrate a workspace or vanity and the best spot is right by the bed. Whatever your reason, know that it is definitely possible to pair different nightstands in your bedroom - it's just a matter of choosing the right ones!
via House Beautiful
Here are a few tips to help guide your search for the perfect mismatched nightstands and pull the final look together:
- Choose bedside tables that are approximately the same height
- Go with a similar color, finish, or style - they should complement each other in at least one way, but...
- ...Make sure they look different enough - this shows that you're making thoughtful and intentional design choices
- Add a pair of matching lamps or wall sconces to add symmetry
Take a few minutes and study the examples I've included in this post - pick out what the nightstands have in common. Once you start to recognize those common elements, you'll be well on your way to knowing how to pick out the right non-matching nightstands for your bedroom!
So tell me, what do YOU think about the idea of using two different nightstands? Are you on board or is this a no way, Jose?
P.S. If you find you could use a little more guidance, take a look at Mix & Match's e-design services. I can help you pull together the right design for your space - all online!