DETOX YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE

I think we all have those areas in our bedroom that I like to call ‘clutter central’. Mine is my bedside table. No matter what I do, everything seems to end up there. The surface is usually scattered with lip balms, cups of water, candles and hairbands. The middle sections has more hair products on display than a salon would and at the bottom is a tangled mess of hair straighteners, hair dryers, tongs and headphones. It was definitely time for a detox, but this time instead of just tidying the area I wanted to find some storage solutions to prevent it turning back into this mess… 

Let’s start at the bottom, do I really need all my hair tools sprawled out on the floor?! No. I found this soft storage bag at H&M Home and it fits perfectly underneath. In there I keep all my hair tools and because the bag is soft and bendy it’s easy to reach in to grab one. 

Now to tackle the product mess. I tend to do my hair in my bedroom sitting in front of the mirror, so I like to have products nearby but there is no way I use all of those. The ones I use less frequently I put back into the bathroom and for the others I found another storage solution at H&M Home. This small wired basket and ‘Oats & Co’ basket were sold separately bur I thought they looked great together. Inside I keep my hairbrush, heat protector and my most used styling products. Underneath the basket I keep an invisible heat proof matt so I can rest my straighteners on the table whilst straightening my hair. 

I find it incredibly hard to keep surfaces clean and tidy but there really isn’t much I actually need on my bedside table so I tried to be strict. So here are some new rules I’ve created for myself… 

1. Only one candle on the table at a time 
2. Remember to take the cup down to the kitchen every morning! 
3. Only one lip balm on rotation at a time

The acrylic storage was a gift but you can find similar things at Muji or The Holding Company

I’m so glad I made the time to do this because as silly as it sounds, a detoxed bedside table  and a tidy environment definitely makes for a better sleep (mum you were right for all those years!). 

So have I inspired you to give your bedside table a detox?

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11768045744681926503 Mira Devils

    My bedside table needs a detox badly!! Thanks for the inspirations.

    xx Mira

    http://www.glamdevils.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10283196110063044060 Jenn

    I love it Lily, it looks so pretty! I dont have space for a table next to my bed, so everything always ends up on the floor right next to it. But I also made strict rules, which include only one book, one cup and one pack of tissues haha. Nicely done :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01297583825706613362 Lisa T

    i really do love the decor you have in your side table. i wish my room was bigger though, my partner and i have little room to work with!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14288170307680132102 Hannah Beth

    God I love a clean room – doesn’t it make you feel calmer? Great post Lily :)

    Hannah xx
    http://hannahbeths.wordpress.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08938055815150131316 Beccy

    I really need to do this – my bedside table is such a mess, it’s embarrassing!

    Beccy // Bluebell & Bumpkin

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09238226202701511351 Divya Vijay

    Great tips on bedside storage! I always always over-store my bedside tables.
    I find that a quick weekend cleanup keeps the things sailing smoothly. 15 mins every weekend or an hour at the end of the month, i prefer the former when it comes to detoxing my side tables.

    ivysmaquillagecove.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12160813806700520253 Sarah morethanadored

    For me it’s the top of my chest of drawers.. More often then not it’s scattered with piles of clean clothes and just about every moisturiser under the sun. Love the cute storage you found though :)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11074844633314098953 sophiesmakeupblog

    I really need to detox my bedside table, I think I have about 5 lip balms on there at the moment! Great post and ideas Lily x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10238917755250980293 Ciara Pollock

    I have such a small bedroom, I think the whole room is ‘clutter central’ haha, it really needs a detox! Great post Lily, and I love the H&M Storage bag!

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01974002850081632935 merredee

    Only one candle and only one lip balm?! That’s rough. I really need to do a top-of-the-dresser detox! It’s so nice when it’s done though, so refreshing :)

    merredee.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06955469819565176660 Carina

    I always have at least 3 glasses of water, 2 hand creams and a nail polish on my bedside table at all times. I definitely need to reorganise and declutter more often :)

    Carina | http://carstina.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05746838392571199402 Jaded Daily

    Because of my awkward furniture, I don’t have room for a bedside table but I have an area on top of my chest of drawers which I use like a bedside table and it’s always getting in a mess. I have used an old Glossybox to hold any products like my pillow spray and a hand cream or two to keep things tidy!
    Great post. I love H&M Home too, it’s really affordable yet lovely.
    Jade x
    http://www.jadeddaily.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00266669995488629890 Josie

    Cute storage options! Need to take a trip to IKEA to sort mine out too :)

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08221146424260407207 Gospođica Marijica

    Great idea! I hate clutter anywhere, the clear plastic organizer is great!

    Please donate!
    http://ljepotaaunaturel.blogspot.com/2014/05/floods-in-croatia-bosnia-and-serbia.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09058599062278887788 IvyGeorge

    Such good tips!
    H&M and Zara home have such unique lovely bits and affordable too.
    Achica.com also has great discounts on homeware brands.

    See my blog for fashion, travel, home and lifestyle tips.

    Love, Ivy George x

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16826858497784627707 Stephanie

    Lots of lovely ideas, thanks for sharing!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04992205358617249822 Amy Laura

    Love the storage you’ve used. My bedside table is so in need of a detox it’s embarrassing!
    Laura x FloraLoo Two

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17937553896883251388 Lucy Alex

    Really great ideas, especially the basket! I always struggle to organise my hair tools without it looking really messy and un-organised xx

    A Little Lucy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13407242725656333460 citygirl907

    The h&m baskets look fab!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14081487228651631440 Lillian ParisianToBe

    I need to learn how to take my cup down every morning; I have a pile of them sitting next to me as we speak. xo

    Lillian | PARISIAN TO BE

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16323161067351070179 Zazie Bibi
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05611869011872029783 Dagný Björg | Feel Inspired Blog

    Looks beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05402011611591634516 Nic StrawberryBlonde

    Great ideas here – I def need somewhere for my styling tools & that squishy box is a great idea.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05133297344035893392 Daisy Goss

    What a great idea! I need to declutter my bedside table- going to stick to the one lip balm and one candle rule too – although need to add only one hand cream! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02223979301188564305 Mikayla Sheard

    I just did a bedside table detox, isn’t it amazing how wonderful you feel after organizing something?

    :)
    http://www.northernjoli.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00481559674218662326 Aerie Berrie

    Love the Setup! x

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08911546157334742084 Niina

    First you got me to clear out my wardrobe – now this! Thank you, finally reading a beauty blog has been doing other things than running to Boots and Space NK :-).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03740930644946927077 Ellabella

    I so need to do this Lilly ! Thanks my room’s a mess :(

    http://ellabellascrapbook.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03726794415718849204 Camille

    I really need to do this as well
    Xoxo
    http://fashionbackyard.blogspot.fr/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00286148557835499644 Shel

    I think my entire room is one of those clutter areas. Whoops! I’ll have to start making some rules for myself and get tidying!

    Shel x

    http://jaybirdblogs.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02401640274618672869 Blonde Canvas

    I love the minimalistic look of the after x

    http://www.blondecanvas.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12649827222650651637 Holly

    Every surface in my room could be considered as ‘clutter central’! Love the finished look, especially the wire basket.

    Holly | holly la beau | giveaway

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11014110270084612532 Alice Elizabeth

    I need to start doing the cup rule! x
    THAT FASHION VICTIM // UK FASHION & BEAUTY BLOG

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12745738040406175998 Savannah Giersthove

    You did a great job! Your bedside table looks so pretty! x
    http://mividabonitaa.blogspot.nl/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18326710120281124569 ellec

    This looks worlds better!

    http://finefantasies.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10090537924393617277 Maddy

    Love that little storage basket, it is so cute! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD | ASOS or Feelunique £25 Voucher Giveaway

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03054415164458688286 Jen27

    Looks so fresh and tidy! Love what you did with it. My nightstand (my whole bedroom, really) needs a serious detox! xo

    -Jen

    http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11357637395570179393 Helen Smith

    You have definitely inspired me – I’m going to take your rules on board! Only one candle/ lip balm is going to be a tough one…

    Let Us Be Lovely

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05574176329404816414 Lauren S

    my desk needs a detox, everything accumulates ! i do love some cheeky storage so will give it a go in my new place
    Lauren x
    Please nominate my blog for Best Lifestyle Blog and Newcomer here !
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14125835816952322153 BohoRush

    love the quirky ‘storage’ box! Ive been eyeing this table in Ikea for a while now! x

    bohorush.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17404769281787793840 Kitt Noir

    Goodness I need to do this but dread to think whats in my Tardis of a bedside drawer! x

    KittNoir.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03359467201131102904 Cherice

    Great idea! I definitely need to show this trick!

    http://www.glamgypsy.bigcartel.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06803468992905611411 Cassie Hurwitz

    I love these tips, they’re so helpful!

    blushandfairydust.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03240398772112075378 Kristy Swithenbank

    Yes, clean is serene.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02727362405139035197 Mel Burt

    I’m getting 2 bedside tables this week and I already know they’re going to be full of junk as soon as I get them in my room. I’m going to have to follow your rules religiously otherwise I’ll never see either of the tables again.

    Raise The Waves

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04144239993556285841 Daniella C

    adorable!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11210768371389304197 Le living and co.

    I love the acrylic holders. I’m definitely guilty of being a little messy, however my problem is the area where I put my make up on. I think the holders are a perfect solution for brushes and other products! Great post!

    http://www.lelivingandco.blogspot.ca

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15619075355986495928 Jessicalaar

    Wow it looks so so much better, I love neat storage systems. I definitely need to get some more plastic holders for skincare, that one you have looks excellent.

    Jess x

    http://www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05387409895528935904 Holly Bissell

    Love the storage bins!!
    Great feeling getting all organised!
    xo Holly xo

    HollyDolly. 

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00353017644721003554 Miss Danielle

    This is such a pretty set up! I really want to do something like this! Danielle xx

    missdanielle.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02812268681505422553 nueyork

    This is definitely a clutter space for me too. You’ve created such a pretty space!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10829780868252780970 Catarina C.

    Definetly so much more organised. Well done.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15487469251835619558 Alexis Crawford

    I love this! I feel like I could never keep my bedside table that organized!
    lexi @ thelittlebrunette.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02835930729391865040 Paresa!

    im always lazy with my bedside table, i let things pile up :/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17926023322042274046 Anna Fletcher
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12823223156364042083 Simi B

    Absolutely love this post because i’m exactly the same! Inspiration :)

    love, simisbeautybox.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00321011326911880304 Ellenor

    I love this! It’s so clean and tidy!! :) obsessed!

    http://champagnelifestyleteabudget.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13982395015869592334 Megan Roisin

    I love how the products you left on there seem to go with a colour scheme!
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13973237082199999970 ThoseRosieCheeks x

    Love this post, it is so my style, I needed inspiration and I’ve definitely found it!
    http://www.thoserosiecheeks.blogspot.co.uk

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