Have you stopped to think about how the bedside table is important for the organization and decoration of the room? It accommodates important objects and leaves everything to hand to make our life easier: the cell phone, the book, the remote control, the cup of tea, the glasses. All so you do not have to get up from bed all the time to pick up - or search.
And among several models of dumb servants that there is currently one in particular has been highlighted: the retro bedside table. And, in fact, mute servants are one of the most retro furniture ever. The piece has been present in interior decoration for centuries.
Even, do you know where the idea of "bedside table" comes from? Well, the story goes that the nobility had the habit of keeping servants in the room to hold objects and serve them fruit and water. But there was a problem: the servants talked too much and disturbed the nobles.
Over time they came to notice that a piece of furniture known as a sermenete made everything that the servants do and it was still very decorative. Soon, the real servants were replaced by servants ... dumb! The solution had been found and from here to here you know, the furniture became popular and almost every home has one.
Are you thinking of having one in your house too? So come with us and we'll tell you the best way to insert a retro nightstand into the bedroom decor:
How to use the bedside table in the decoration
1. Proportion and height
There is not much mystery to choose the ideal bedside table, the only caveat is to pay attention to the height of the furniture relative to the bed and the proportion of it on the wall.
The height is important to ensure comfort and functionality, while the right proportion allows the room to be more visually pleasing and you do not run the risk of overloading the space with too much furniture.
Despite being a decorative piece, the nightstand is above anything functional. And so it must be thought taking into account this characteristic. Before buying your valuables, which objects will be on it more often, whether it is interesting to have a furniture that has drawers and door or if only an open model, table-style, is enough.
3. Your way
In the old days, the most common way to use the nightstand was to combine it with the bed, but this is not a rule. On the contrary, it is increasingly rare to see this composition today. Modern proposals tend to put this object in prominence, detaching it from the bed.
One way to do this is by blending styles, such as using a retro nightstand with a bed and headboard in a modern style. You can still use different dumb servants on each side of the bed.
Features of the retro bedside table
Since the theme today is created dumb retro we could not fail to mention the main features of this type of mobile and how to recognize one in the store.
Some models leave no doubt, they are classic, with a fancy appearance and full of ornaments. But a few others may be confusing, so it is important to keep in mind that retro dumb servants are especially characterized by sticky stick, strong colors like red, yellow and blue and ball-shaped handles.
Retro versus vintage
It is also worth noting the difference between retro and vintage, so you know exactly what you are buying. Retro-style furnishings, including dumb servants, are produced today with features that resemble the furniture of yesteryear. That is, it is a new furniture with old appearance.
Already the vintages are what they are. They were produced at a certain time and survive to this day. This type of furniture is usually found in thrift stores, antique fairs or in grandma's house. Can cost more expensive too.
Did you think that the nightstand was just an unimportant piece of furniture beside the bed? No, no, you can tell. But after all these tips you will never again look at a nightstand in the same way. And speaking of looking, how about taking a look at the selection of images of retro dumb servants we've done? You will love the style and get full of ideas to use the furniture there in your home too. Check out:
60 pictures of retro nightshade for you to inspire
Picture 1 - Retro and very elegant: this nightstand in metal and glass brings a new mood to the room.
Picture 2 - Of wood, this open bedside table serves to shelter the favorite books.
Picture 3 - It remembers an old TV, but it is a bedside table in the best retro style.
Picture 4 - Face of retro, but with modern way; this bedside table fits in different proposals of decoration.
Picture 5 - Created mute textured and elegant following the line of the mattress, ideal height for the mobile.
Picture 6 - Already this bedside table of MDF forms a beautiful contrast with the blue headboard capitonê.
Picture 7 - The children's room also adhered to the retro style and chose to use two identical models with foot stick.
Picture 8 - For the romantic room the proposal was to use a nightstand in combination with the dresser.
Picture 9 - Spacious, with drawers and foot stick: a typical retro model for the room of the couple.
Picture 10 - The feet staples, common in industrial style furniture, were used here to create a more retro proposal.
Picture 11 - Sticks feet are the big mark of this style.
Picture 12 - Another way to have a retro furniture is to transform an old piece, like this chest, into a nightstand.
Picture 13 - The bedside table could not have another style for this whole retro room.
Image 14 - The proposal is reversed: modern room with a retro nightstand.
Picture 15 - Children's rooms harmonize well with retro dumb servants, especially by the delicate feature of the furniture.
Picture 16 - To complete the look of the retro bedside table, a lamp of the old.
Picture 17 - The room of striking influences - green wall and leather headboard - invested in a retro nightstand with modern handles.
Picture 18 - The golden details of this bedside table are pure charm.
Picture 19 - To match the elegant linen headboard, a retro bedside table in black.
Image 20 - Dark wood and gold: an old partnership.
Picture 21 - Of great proportion, this nightstand provides a great service to the organization of the room.
Image 22 - While this other small child perfectly accommodates the book and the lamp.
Picture 23 - Created dumb with retro influence design.
Picture 24 - Created mute matching with the armchair.
Image 25 - Iron and wood: simple composition, but of high aesthetic value.
Picture 26 - The white room, with Provencal style, bet on a round bedside table to appreciate the romantic proposal.
Image 27 - Overlapping? A joke with the bedside table.
Picture 28 - It looks like a dresser, but the height indicates that the furniture is actually a bedside table.
Picture 29 - Retro and modern: two styles in the same mobile.
Image 30 - An open part, another closed.
Picture 31 - Delicate and romantic.
Picture 32 - The distinctive handle evokes the retro air for this bedside table.
Image 33 - Contrast between the new and the old in the decoration.
Image 34 - A simple model, but that is still functional.
Picture 35 - Rounded corners are the charm of this retro nightstand.
Picture 36 - Already this combines the feet with the feet of the bed.
Image 37 - The classic retro combination between light wood, white and red.
Picture 38 - How about dare a little and bet on a mirrored retro bedside table?
Picture 39 - Betting on contrasts, this bedside table and orange headboard are great representatives of the retro style.
Image 40 - Round, white and delicate; without forgetting the feet sticks.
Picture 41 - The room full of style and personality was complete with the black retro nightstand.
Picture 42 - The conversation between the nightstand and the bed goes by the color of the wood present in both furniture.
Picture 43 - Practical and without taking up space in the bedroom, this model of suspended bedside table is ideal for small environments.
Image 44 - Gray brings a touch of modernity to the retro-styled nightstand.
Image 45 - Some details to get more interesting.
Image 46 - Created small wooden dumb: a furniture of size, size and material ideal for those looking for style and functionality.
Picture 47 - This blue-toned nightstand makes a strong reference to the Arab world.
Picture 49 - In fusion with the wall.
Picture 49 - The marble top brings sophistication to this remarkable little one.
Picture 50 - The bedside table in this room talks to all the decor.
Picture 51 - A bedside table; two owners.
Picture 52 - Asymmetric composition: on one side, bags make the turn of the bedside table; on the other is the little table that plays this role.
Image 53 - But if you prefer to keep the symmetry, bet on dumb servants alike.
Picture 54 - Casadinhos: bed and bedside table.
Picture 55 - The room of the brothers has a small bedside table that helps to make the separation between the sides.
Image 56 - A drum can also prove to be an interesting retro nightstand.
Image 57 - Objects on the bedside table help reinforce the retro furniture proposal.
Image 58 - Another mix of styles on the nightstand for you to get inspired.
Picture 59 - Ensure that the sockets are accessible with the presence of the bedside table; after all they will certainly be used a lot.
Image 60 - A classic double in shape and in use.