I have been dying to decorate my nightstand since I moved into my apartment almost a year ago. 1) Those ended up being way more expensive than I thought and 2) I think mirrors on nightstands are out of style?!
When stalking Pinterest, I realized that a common theme among the designer pictures were that a lot of them had larger nightstands. Large nightstands can get really expensive fast and I wasn't finding any in my first-apartment ~tight~ budget UNTIL I stumbled upon these in the baby section.
While they're not the best quality in the world (I would compare to Ikea), they are perfect for the space and I love them. Whether it's hung on the wall or leaning on your nightstand, it will make it look a lot more curated and not so thrown together.
Not only will lighting add a design element to the nightstand, it makes it a whole lot more practical. I feel like I'm quickly aging because the new thing I get excited about these days is coffee table books. The designers usually have one or two coffee books stacked on top of each other closest to the bed.
Sadly, I couldn't find any at my local thrift stores so I ordered these instead from Amazon. On my personal nightstand I always keep face lotion and aquaphor which is ugggllyy so I opted for a cute box that I got from Target. Those are the main takeaways from my hours of stalking designers nightstand decor ideas.