Things are moving along just swimmingly in my master bedroom redesign. I’ve spent nap times and evenings sanding away out in my garage on a secret project that I hope to be able to reveal in the next week or so.
Because I’ve figured out that project, my mind starts wandering to the next project. This week’s newest obsession is our nightstands. I currently have two very nice nightstands that I bought a while back to refinish. Of course, I never got around to doing that before I moved on to something else. I’m glad I didn’t, though, because now I’m obsessed with having two mismatched nightstands instead of a pair of matching pieces.
Emily Henderson discussed it in a recent episode of Secrets From a Stylist (are this summer’s season of design shows so much better than in years past, or is it just me?), so I feel confident that I’m heading in the right direction.
It seems to me there are a few keys if you are looking to find a good looking mismatched pair. The nightstands should either be the same general shape and different colors/finishes (as above) -or- they should be different shapes and the same general color/finish. Regardless, I think they should have the same weight to them. There are occasions that those “rules” don’t apply (as below, where I believe the bench balances out the weight and color differential), but those are easy guidelines to remember when you are out shopping and/or thrifting.
Now for the dilemma – do I refinish our current nightstands in different colors? Or, do I find another nightstand or occasional table to replace one of the ones we are currently using. Decisions, decisions. I guess I should sleep on it.
What about you? Do you have matching nightstands or are yours mismatched?