With the guest bedroom floors complete, the walls and trim painted, the furniture moved in (except for the new headboard – stay tuned for that), and my nightstands all made over, it is time for a little nightstand styling.
Styling really is not my thing, I prefer the basics of paint and tile and anything involving tools. But you don’t want to do all that work only to have your finished product look sucky, so styling is something I am working on. For these nightstands, I turned to pro stylist Emily Henderson and her nightstand styling tips. Here’s how they turned out.
I really love the translucent over-tall lamps. They are such a great sea-green or aqua or turquoise color and they have gold metallic flecks in them.
Also, the woven basket has the exact shade of turquoise that is going on in the bottom of the nightstands.
The lamps cast a pretty fun glow, too.
And isn’t the little white clock great? So much better than the usual black, clunky looking things with cords dangling all over the nightstand.
I think my other favorite part is the off-center, geometric pictures hanging behind each nightstand. We’ll see how those look when I get the new headboard in place, but I like how they are right now.
I am used to most nightstands being more functional than beautiful (hello hand cream, Kindle, books, ponytail holder, glasses, water, alarm clock, phone, etc.), so it is fun to play with nightstand styling in the guest room. And while I may not be a styling pro (no “may” about it – I am definitely not a styling pro), I still think these nightstands are far and away better than where they started just a couple weeks ago.
Uglytown. Those nightstands were dark and drab and they held two equally dark and drab lamps (the lamps are onto a better home, thanks to Craigslist). But now the nightstands feel so much lighter, brighter, and more modern with the white paint, shiny knobs, and turquoise inset in the open space below the drawers.
So nice to have the nightstands all ready for our first guest this week in the newly revamped guest room!
Anyone else play around with nightstand styling? Or look at tips from a stylist for how to do something for the first time? With the nightstands done, I am pretty close to finishing up this room…