How to choose the right French-style bedside table?

The French-style bedside table is the perfect choice for the minimalist bedroom, coming in a beautiful array of colors and materials to suit any bedroom style. These tables blend in seamlessly with your bedroom furniture, allowing you to create a cohesive and stylish look.

A versatile option, the French bedside table at Wholesales Direct can be used not only as a place to rest your glasses and phone but also for holding ornaments and picture frames. They can be placed either on their own or next to another piece of furniture such as a bedside cabinet or chest of drawers.

To help you choose the right table to suit your home, we’ve put together this guide on everything you need to know about French-style bedside tables.

Materials: wood v metal

French-style bedside tables come in a number of different materials, with all bringing something different to the look of your room:

Wooden French style bedside tables: Wooden French style bedside tables are a classic choice and look great when paired with other wooden furniture such as wardrobes and dressers. They come in a variety of different finishes, including oak and walnut, meaning you can choose one to suit your own tastes.


The first thing that you have to think about when getting a bedside table is its size. Bedside tables come in different sizes, so it is important that you choose one that will fit perfectly in your room. If it is too big, then there will be no space for everything you will place on it, while if it is too small, it might seem awkward, especially if there are few things placed on top of it. It is important to measure the area where you will place the table to ensure that it will not look weird when put inside the room.

For the design-conscious:

The second thing to consider when looking for a bedside table is material. You want something that complements the rest of your bedroom while still standing out on its own. Depending on the look you’re going for, you can find tables in various different woods and finishes — including cherry, oak, and distressed black.

If you like intricate designs

You can also find tables with carvings, marquetry, or inlays that give them an extra decorative touch. You can even find hardware made from silver or gold to match any other metallic elements in your room.

Heavy and Solid

This style is naturally suited to a large and heavy bed. The top surface of the table is usually thick and wide, making it more stable and robust and less suitable for storing items as they can easily become lost among all those drawers.

A chest of drawers

The traditional piece of furniture for your bedroom is ideal if you’re not very tall as there is plenty of headroom underneath the chest. They’re also useful if you don’t want to clutter up your bedroom with lots of bits and pieces.

The purpose of the bedside table

 Some people only keep their phone on their bedside table, but others keep essentials such as keys, pen/pencils, or even reading materials there as well. In such cases, it’s always better to buy a larger bedside table so as not to have to search for these items all over the house every time