Add interest with items of varying heights.
"If you're like most, your nightstand becomes the catchall for partially read books, your cell and other miscellaneous items," points out Powell & Bonnell designer Albert Limshue. "Rather than trying to change habits, choose concealed storage; necessary items are handy, leaving the surface for essentials. Layering is key when styling — pick similar textures, add a pop of colour and create drama with varying heights."
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