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1. Colour coordinate your accessories.Take a cue from Calgary designer Paul Lavoie and top your nightstand with accessories (vases and votives, in this case) that are all the same colour for a cheerful, coordinated look. See more ways to get this look at home.2. Use reclaimed materials for one-of-a-kind style.Caroline and Scott Marko’s Smithers, B.C. home is filled with reclaimed materials and their bedside tables (aged wood boxes pulled from a dump in Sweden) are no exception. See more of this rustic, Scandinavian-inspired home.3. Make it float for a light and airy look.A simple floating bedside table creates an illusion of space in this cozy master bedroom designed by Andrea Rodman. See more of this black, white and neutral North Vancouver home.4. Keep your nightstand neat and tidy.Bedside tables don’t have to be piled with books or decorative objects (or lamps!), as this Nik Interiors-designed bedroom proves; tuck everything away in spacious drawers for a serene, clutter-free space. See more of this modern home renovation.5. Attach your bedside table to the headboard.Free up space (and save on furniture) with a bed that doubles as a nightstand—this custom-designed piece by Hindle Architects looks brilliant in a clean, streamlined space. See more of this gorgeous, open-concept design.6. Put your cool lamp on display.In this Mount Pleasant condo, the mid-century modern bedside table is perfectly juxtaposed by a cool industrial lamp—and that’s it. See more of this gorgeously curated condo.Great Spaces April Western Living 17. Back it up (and pump up the luxe factor) with mirrors.Jazz-up small bedside tables by decorating the space around it; here, designer Ben Leavitt added a gold-rimmed mirror to create depth in this coastal-inspired bedroom. See more of this dreamy space.8. Create a unique look with mismatched nightstands.With a round, turquoise table on one side and a square, wood table on the other, this nightstand combination (finished with mismatched metal lamps and fresh blooms) creates one of those it’s-so-wrong-it’s-right styles. See more of this eclectic live-work space.

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