While I am shopping for a new place to live right now, I still recognize that I can make changes here that will translate into my life now… and also move to my new place. Nightstands are top on my list of changes to make in my own home, along with incredible Himalayan salt lamps to sit atop them!
Why nightstands? In terms of bedroom feng shui, nightstands create balance in a room and security around a bed (which is why, first and foremost, you should have two!) symbolically and functionally. In feng shui, bedrooms are not designed to do work (so, a full library in a nightstand is not needed!), but they are designed to give you the maximum feeling of rejuvenation. Plus… there’s the feng shui notion of nightstands as making room for love… and supporting that love…
The nightstands you put beside you are a symbol of your romantic relationship or desired relationship. That said, you don’t want to keep nightstands that you despise beside your bed. That might not be a great way to reinforce your present love or welcome in a new one that is awesome!
And, of course, your bedroom is where you spend 1/3 of your day if you get enough sleep (!) so, you should love it!
I have outgrown my bedroom, so the nightstands are the first that are being flipped. I’m partial to mirrors for me, like the one above, because they are not too girly yet wildly energetic and really symbolic of all kinds of relationship ideals. (You know, like the Justin Timberlake song about Mirrors, we all want ourselves reflected back at us, and in the best ways possible!)
Brittany Makes featured some nightstands she re-did in a DIY that have sweet, intricate details but look polished and unique. I like the confident geometry a lot.
Now, these more organic nightstands are interesting. Lighter. More understated. Sweeter. These may not be 100% right for me, but the great shape and lack of pointed edges feels relaxing and that element is a good one to encorporate into the nightstand final selection!
This bar cart as a nightstand is totally charming, though it should be flipped so the handle is not facing your head! I need a bit more stillness in my own bedroom (as opposed to wheels) but if you like action, you’ll love a bar cart. And when you are tired of it, it can flip into a bar for your living room.
This lovely bedroom (yet: with the bed on the wrong wall ideally, as you should avoid sleeping on the wall that contains the entrance door for a feng shui bedroom that works, if at all possible!) is a great quirky, fun use of the nightstand space…. But.. is that a re-purposed garbage can?! Either way it works here… though for me, the idea in this image that I adore is tacking photos directly aganst the wall above the nightstand. Awesomely delicate and meaningful details beside a bed always steal the show.
What is your ideal nightstand? Does it mirror your ideal relationship? Your ideal image of a safe nest? Do the ones you have now make you feel amazing? xoxo Dana
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