Swap table lamps for hanging pendants to save space.
"A bedside table is not the place for clutter or anything that can cause stress and lack of sleep like bills or work," insists Toronto designer Jennifer Reid. "Your bedside table should have enough room for the things you really need: recent reading material, a small lamp, a clock and maybe a dish for jewelry. I'm a fan of closed bedside tables so that those things that creep into the bedroom (magazines, nail files or medication) can be hidden in the drawers. Another favourite trick of mine is to forgo the typical lamp and hang pendants from the ceiling. This allows extra room on the tabletop for pretty things like flowers."
For more, read an interview with Jennifer Reid.