The ideal height for a bedside table

When I started decorating my apartment, I realised there was a right and wrong way to design. I like to boil things down to simple rules I can follow, so I loved this realiasation.

Lesson # unknown – there is an ideal height for your bedside table.

This isn’t about being on trend. Absolutely not. It’s about enjoying the comfort a bedside table whether you’re lying down or sitting up. The formula is simple…

Ideal height of bedside table = height of top of mattress

…easy.

Why?

  1. Any lower and you risk knocking things off the table top during the night AND it will feel odd when you’re sitting up in bed.
  2. Any higher than 5cm above the top of your mattress, and it will feel uncomfortable to reach for things while you’re lying down.

Too high


ideal height for a bedside table

Too low

ideal height for a bedside table

Perfect

ideal height for a bedside table
ideal height for a bedside table
ideal height for a bedside table tutorial
ideal height for a bedside table tutorial

Pamela