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How to Accessorize an End Table or Nightstand

Stuck on how to accessorize an end table or nightstand? 

There are so many ways to style/accessorize a table, and really there are no rules. However, if you aren't sure where to begin below is a list of basic items to use that you can't go wrong with:

*A lamp
* Artwork/mirror
* Floral/branches

In addition, here are a few more accessorizing tips to get you on your way:

Use items of varied heights to keep the eye moving.  Have something short, something medium, and something tall.  Use stacked books to add height if needed.
Meredith Heron

Layer your accessories.  Don't be afraid to let your lamp cover a portion of the artwork.

Group differently shaped items together.  If everything is square/rectangle it just looks boring.

Add pops of color.
Elle Decor

Use unique items that mean something to you, such as something purchased from a trip.  These are great conversation starters, and will add a lot of character to your arrangement.
Country Living March 2011

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  1. Great post Melissa! Accessorizing my master bedroom nightstands are on my to-do list (they are perfectly boring with just lamps right now!) and your post gave me some great ideas!

  2. Melissa!
    Found you via Pinterest (what did we ever do w/o?)
    Love your blog, adding you to my faves.
    Congrats on baby will settle in, in no time!
    I'm expecting my first grandchild at any moment now!
    Blessings...all the best!

  3. Melissa,

    Probably just spent a half hour looking at your blog. Found you through Pinterest. I studied Interior Design, so it was so fun to just looks through all your post. Great stuff. I am following you now!


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  5. Hi Melissa! I found your nightstand sketch via pinterest while searching for some nightstand vignettes for my own blog about nightstand styling. Your simple sketch really paints a clear picture of how you can easily style your nightstand. I'm sharing your sketch on my post!! Please feel free to stop by

  6. Hi Melissa, I'm Gabriella from Italy, I found you via Pinterest and I'm very happy about it!


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