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    19 Things For Your Bedside Table That Are Equally Useful And Aesthetic

    If your nightstand is currently a sea of clutter, these things may actually help.

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    1. A floral ceramic tray to keep your jewelry, keys, and other trinkets organized β€” all while making them look pretty dang cute.

    A glossy small black ceramic tray that has a vintage floral print
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I was looking for a dish to put earrings and small items in at night. This item is true to the photos and good quality. Definitely recommend!" β€”Bellaj28

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16 (originally $19; available in two colors).

    2. An adorable tissue box cover that will upgrade any ordinary square tissue box and add a fun ~homey~ touch.

    white house-shaped tissue box cover

    Chimney smoke or tissues? Your guests will never know.

    Promising review: "This tissue box cover is so cute! I have it on display in my family room. It's so unique and affordably priced, and it makes the perfect gift for family, friends, and teachers. The box has an all-white smooth surface so if you're the creative type, you can easily customize it with paint or stickers. The tissue also pulls easily through the chimney. I'll be buying several more of these to customize and give as gifts!" β€”Kyung-Ah A. Goodlett

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in five colors).

    3. A two-piece water set with a minimalist design that will make you feel classy whenever you reach for a glass of water.

    A glass pitcher and matching glass cup

    Promising review: "Love this carafe!! I bought two sets for our bedroom side tables. They look so high-end, and I love the fact that you can stack the cup on top of the pitcher to keep organized and prevent any dust from gathering inside. They're really beautiful. Definitely purchasing another for the guest bedroom." β€”D Finocchiaro

    Get it from Amazon for $23.

    4. A clear storage box that's small enough to ~not~ take up your entire bedside table, yet large enough to hold all of your little essentials.,

    Promising review: "This box is just perfect! It definitely exceeded my expectations. I bought one in the size large, and the quality is amazing. I love that the box is versatile, so you can literally move it from your office to your bedroom or even living area, and it will look elegant. I will be buying more for other rooms!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in four sizes and two colors).

    5. A set of woven coasters with lots of beachy vibes so you can protect your table in style.

    Bright woven coasters decorated with cowrie shells
    One Kings Lane

    The set comes with four coasters and a matching case!

    Get it from One Kings Lane for $55 (available in three colors).

    6. A silk sleeping mask that's soft and lightweight for a more comfortable and ~luxurious~ night's rest.

    A silk mask that comes with a sheer travel bag and elegant packaging

    Promising review: "I'm tossing out all the airline face masks I've accumulated during my travels to replace it with this beautiful, quality face mask. I was worried that the elastic strap might feel too tight, but not once did I feel any tightness from the band around my head nor did I feel the need to fidget with it or take it off. I fell right to sleep thanks to this mask. It does a good job blocking out light, and the silk material is gentle." β€”Fleur

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven colors).

    7. A digital alarm clock with a super modern and sleek mirror surface, plus two handy USB ports to charge your devices.

    reviewer photo of digital alarm clock with a mirror surface that displays the time in large glowing numbers

    The clock has three brightness settings to adjust the LED light to be as dim or bright as you need it to be.

    Promising review: "This clock is amazing!! The sleek design fits perfectly on my bedside table. It's super easy to operate, and I really enjoy the different brightness settings available. The alarm sound isn't annoying at all and wakes me up. This clock is for anyone looking for a simple modern alarm clock for their bedside table!" β€”ShopperGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $20.95 (available in three colors).

    8. A cool picture holder to display 18 photos (or notes or artwork!) all at once. Prepare to be ~showered~ with all your favorite memories.

     plated stainless steel picture holder with an umbrella shape that has clips to hold photos

    Promising review: "This is a great photo holder. Not only can it hold 18 items, but it looks cool while doing it. I put this on my desk at work with pictures of family, and all my coworkers gave me compliments and said how nice it looked. It was easy to assemble and seems very durable; it's also a great space-saver. The clips used to hold the photos (or whatever you want) are nondamaging as well." β€”Mike K

    Get it from Amazon for $21.04+ (also available as a pack of two, three, four).

    9. A hand-poured Rosy Rings floral press candle that features a variety of real botanicals to bring nature right next to your bed.

    Candles of different sizes with various pressed flowers displayed on the lid

    Promising review: "I purchased several of these candles in five different styles. They smell fabulous and have quite a clean and long burn time. Neroli June is probably my favorite of the scents I've tried. An added benefit is how useful they are after the candle is done. They are the most beautiful jars as catchalls for my jewelry and miscellaneous items!" β€”Alecia21

    Get it from Anthropologie for $15+ (available in three scents and three sizes).

    10. A convenient wireless charging pad so you don't have to fumble with cords to charge your phone. Gone are the days of waking up in the morning to realize your phone is at 3% because you forgot to charge it!,

    It charges Androids, iPhones, and wireless earbuds β€” including AirPods!

    Promising review: "Works beautifully. It has a soft touch plastic feel on top that doesn’t let my phone slide around if I bump my table or nightstand." β€”Kelli P. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in three colors and as a one-pack or two-pack).

    11. A Rifle Paper Co. colorblocked notepad that's pre-numbered so you can get a head start on your to-do list.

    A cute multi-colored pastel notepad featuring numbers 1 to 12 in gold

    Get it from Anthropologie for $12.

    12. Or a chic monogrammed journal with 80 lined pages to jot down as many notes as you'd like.

    Brightly colored journals with a vibrant striped design, each personalized with a letter on the cover

    Get it from Anthropologie for $12.

    13. A stylish pen set for jotting down all those notes, whether you're feeling silver, gold, or rose gold.

    Via, Via

    Promising review: "I love this set of pens. The rose gold metallic finish looks great. The thickness of the pen is just right β€” not too thin, not too thick β€” and it writes very smoothly. I would definitely purchase these again." β€”S. Hlavaty

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in six colors).

    14. A smartphone vase that's both a convenient stand for your cellphone and a cute place to hold your real β€” or fake β€” plants.

    A modern glossy clay vase that features a built-in stand to hold a cellphone
    Uncommon Goods

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $32 (available in two colors).

    15. A brass and marble accent lamp, because leaving the comfort of your bed to flip a switch doesn't have to be part of your nighttime routine.

    A geometric accent lamp with a cage-inspired brass design and a marble base

    Promising review: "This lamp is quality. The marble base is heavy β€” not cheap plastic. The brass surrounding part is solid metal. It doesn't feel or look cheap. I also like that it has an on/off switch!" β€”ToddlerMom

    Get it from Target for $35+ (available as lamp only or lamp with an energy-efficient light bulb).

    16. A relaxing pillow spray with a light scent and a blend of natural oils like frankincense and lavender to enhance the quality of your sleep.

    The lavender-formulated & Now To Sleep Pillow Spray
    REN Clean Skincare

    The spray is cruelty-free and vegan.

    Promising review: "I always spritz my pillow with this spray. I like to use it in the evening before bed or in the morning to help me sleep and relax β€” or if I just want to enjoy it. The scent is wonderful and earthy." β€”Alexis L

    Get it from REN Clean Skincare for $25.

    17. A ceramic boho stacking mug that's juuust the right size for your favorite coffee or tea.

    Ceramic mugs with natural boho designs, featuring one perfectly stacked on another
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "The handle has a nice grip, and the mug is bigger than I expected (holds lots of coffee or tea!). It runs through the dishwasher with no issues, and it's now my go-to mug!" β€”Humanature

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $10 (available in four colors).

    18. A durable knitted eyeglass holder with multiple compartments so you can keep your glasses nearby when you're enjoying that late-night read.

    the white holder made from knitted yarn with two compartments to hold two eyeglasses
    CrochetDecorFDIM / Etsy

    Promising review: "This is so well-made and pretty. It looks super cute on my nightstand and fits everything I need. I'm very happy with this purchase. It came well within the predicted time frame and was carefully wrapped!" β€”Tessa J

    Get it from CrochetDecorFDIM on Etsy for $15+ (available in 30 colors and 3 styles).

    19. And a ceramic phone amplifier that will give your audio an enhanced sound minus the electricity. It's basically a functional work of art for your space (and your ears).

    A ceramic phone amplifier with a minimalist speckled white design
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I love that this is a simple, attractive, and non-electronic way to amplify music. It amplifies music enough to hear while I'm in the shower. I feel like it's not adding clutter to my bathroom countertop since it's minimal and attractive. My partner loves it and uses it daily! I sometimes use it just as a phone stand." β€”Shantel

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $48.

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

    Want more for your bedroom? Check out the best bedding you can get online, our favorite mattresses you can get on Amazon, the best bed frames to get on Amazon if you need somewhere to put that new mattress, and the best pillows on Amazon to finish off your new bedroom setup.

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