Dorm room bedside table ideas

What's on my bedside table shabby chic girly blog

I keep my dressing table next to my bed as a kind of bedside table, it fits nice and snug in the corner of my small room and I love that I can keep my makeup remover stuff close to my bed. I thought I would 

make a little ‘what’s on there’ style post as I am nosy and absolutely love reading them haha. Eight times out of ten my bedside is never this tidy, I wake up to either Oscar taking everything off or it’s festooned with cars and wipes and probably toothpaste haha. I love rearranging my little space… tidy tidy catchy monkey. Monkey is that little boy who senses when I’ve just tidied, sneaks around in the night putting cars in the candle jars, books in the bed and pulling everything out of the drawers!

What's on my bedside table shabby chic girly blog

I usually keep a little tin of lipbalm by my bed and have been loving this Jolly Rancher lip balm I picked up on a whim in Accessorize. I couldn’t tell you how much I love watermelon flavoured things. It’s pink, smells like pure watermelon goodness, leaves a glossy finish and is really hydrating.

What's on my bedside table shabby chic girly blog

I have a new diary! This really sweet cat print book came from Urban Outfitters, the same place I bought my sloth book but this was in the sale for £3. I really love Central 23 notebooks, they have the quirkiest designs and come festooned with sloths, dogs, peaches, constellations or the Kardashians!

What's on my bedside table shabby chic girly blog

What's on my bedside table shabby chic girly blog

I finally bought a little pot of Sleepy body lotion from Lush. It smells like everything I thought it would and more. It’s like the smell of Mediterranean lavender mixed with the Twilight bath bomb… it makes me think of Lavender at dusk when everything is cooling, getting darker and the stars are coming out.

What's on my bedside table shabby chic girly blog

I love keeping it next to my bed and I tuck it in my white Disney mug in the hopes Oscar won’t find it and smear it everywhere rip dior shower gel. This is the perfect summer scent for me but I know I’m going to love it all year round. Every time I pass my dressing table I slather some on, it’s really comforting to use. It makes for a beautiful bedtime ritual and I wish I had an endless pot of it.

What's on my bedside table shabby chic girly blog

The smell lingers for ages too. I only wish it wasn’t so expensive, it’s precious to me like gold dust haha. I think it’s meant to have some subtle shimmer, it was kind of sprinkled on top in silvery clumps but I’m not sure.

What's on my bedside table shabby chic girly blog

What's on my bedside table shabby chic girly blog

I also keep books by my bed, even though when I am finally able to settle down for slumber I am so tired I can barely make it to my bed haha. Bedtime routine expectations: post facemask, apply night cream/serum and get stuck in to a new read… bedtime routine reality: turn light out and fall over loads of stuff. I talked about my favourite titles at the moment in this post here and I can’t wait to devour Helen Dunmore’s ‘Ice Cream’ again.

What's on my bedside table shabby chic girly blog

I also keep a few gift bags and pretty mugs to keep hide bits and bobs in, like this Alice in wonderland white rabbit purse! I’ve ordered some little Sass and Belle white suitcases, these ones here, to help me organise my treasures. I’m hoping Oscar won’t be able to figure out the locks on them for a while.

What's on my bedside table shabby chic girly blog

I am often lying in bed wondering ‘what is that nice vanilla smell?’. I love to collect Yankee votives as little room and draw fresheners but I’ve been so impressed by these candles from H&M at only 99p each. They are small but have seriously impressive throw and I love the cute ‘vintagey’ labels. I have ‘wildflower’ and ‘clean cotton’. I love that I can smell them from my bed, without even lighting them.

What's on my bedside table shabby chic girly blog

Apart from that I have my little white ‘sleep’ box, with crystals and shells to aid sleep. Haha I’m really glad Oscar doesn’t read my blog just as yet as he would have a field day morning discovering all these things! I wish I could get locks on every draw – or some kind of force field haha ♡



  1. Jessica Lynn
    July 10, 2018 / 12:02 am

    I love the simplicity of color in your bedroom. It’s beautiful!

    • elizabeth
      July 23, 2018 / 12:05 am

      Thank you so much!! β™‘

  2. Jessie |
    July 10, 2018 / 10:17 am

    Your bedroom is so lovely πŸ™‚ I have books by my bed too, and I'm trying to make a concious effort to read before I sleep, even though I usually am too tired haha! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    • elizabeth
      July 23, 2018 / 12:06 am

      Thank you so much Jessie! Haha yes, in my mind it definitely counts somewhat to have them by the bed and pretend to read them xD β™‘

  3. Unknown
    July 10, 2018 / 3:22 pm

    I really want that notebook! It's got cats on it, so therefore I love it. I've been wanting to try the Sleepy body lotion from Lush, I have heard so many good things about it.

    • elizabeth
      July 23, 2018 / 12:07 am

      Thank you so much Mer! Haha the cat print is so cute and I would honestly love to try more of the Lush lotions, I really love the formula! πŸ˜€ I definitely recommend trying Sleepy! β™‘

  4. Cora - Tea Party Princess
    July 10, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    I love your little bedside table/dressing table set up.
    Also how is everything so white when you have a child? I'm an adult and can't keep white white so I have no idea how you manage it with a smol.
    Cora |

  5. Julia
    July 10, 2018 / 10:00 pm

    Your new diary is the cutest! You always find the best items on sale, you should share your sale tips haha!

    Julia x

  6. the creation of beauty is art.
    July 10, 2018 / 11:10 pm

    What a lovely space! And I think it is great that you like to keep books by the bed. Such a great idea.

  7. Danielle Alexa
    July 11, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    I always have to have a notepad on my bedside table. For some reason, I get so many ideas laid in bed at night!

    Danielle xx

  8. Deborah Pingkan
    July 11, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    What a beautiful corner! It kind of gives me a modern vintage vibes. Also, you sure as hell make me wanna try that body lotion from Lush!

    xx, Deborah

  9. Jules on the moon
    July 11, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    I'd like to try Sleepy!!

  10. Unknown
    July 11, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    Your posts are always so gorgeous! Sleepy sounds like a really great buy. I might have to check it out next time I'm in Lush! I love Watermelon too so the lip balm sounds perfect to me! And the candles are a steal! Great finds!

    Lots of love,

    Molly xo

  11. PhotosbyCris Travel Fashion Lifestyle
    July 13, 2018 / 10:55 am

    All lovely items I really love the idea of the sleepy lotion it sounds like a great lotion to add to a bed time routine xoxo Cris

  12. UpYourVlog
    July 13, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    That Jolly Rancher lip balm sound delish!

    July 15, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    little bed side table are so cute
    …nice shares dear
    This is a nice post.
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend?
    Thanks for sharing

    New post:

  14. Eva@UrbanWheelz
    July 15, 2018 / 1:27 pm

    Amazing corner .. and how romantic!
    Eva @

  15. Lauren
    July 15, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    Yyour bedroom in general is very cute!

    L | Huggled

  16. The Makeup Aficionado
    July 16, 2018 / 6:21 am

    Lip balm & hand cream are 2 things I always have to have on my bedside table!

  17. Unknown
    July 17, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    That notebook is so cute, love your photos so much!
    P x

  18. Aimee Raindrop Writes
    July 18, 2018 / 2:56 pm

    Haha, aren't kids fun! I love your bedside table, serious goals. That diary is hella cute too. x x

  19. KiKi
    July 18, 2018 / 10:09 pm

    That cat notebook is too cute! <3

  20. Sarah Grace
    July 20, 2018 / 3:40 am

    Oh my gosh your room is so pretty! I feel like my dresser/side table is never tidy! It's the keeper of all my loose change and receipts which drives me crazy. This post is definitely giving me inspiration to tidy up. I also tend to keep a lot of plants, lotions, and chapsticks beside my bed. I'm more likely to use things that are close enough that I don't have to get out of bed haha

    Sarah Grace xoxo

  21. Melissa Kacar
    July 27, 2018 / 3:54 am

    I love your bedroom! It's so simple and chic. I have a lot of these things by my bed too – especially lip balm, books, and my diary. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  22. Kim
    August 9, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    I've heard good things about the Sleepy body lotion from Lush, but haven't tried it yet. Any chance of a review post on it? πŸ™‚ I love your dressing table and how you've styled it. I love reading this kind of posts too!

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