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Plants Are the Secret to a Stylish Nightstand

A small plant on a nightstand next to a smartphone.
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If your bedside table is an unsightly mix of chargers, books, and random knickknacks, there’s an easy way to step it up (in addition to decluttering). According to a home stager, plants are the secret to a stylish nightstand.

Janelle Hughes, co-owner of KJ Design and Mortar Styling, told Apartment Therapy that bringing nature to your nightstand via plants and florals is the easiest way to ramp up the space.

“I think sometimes we forget that, as human beings, it’s in our nature to want to be in nature,” Hughes said. “We all are dealing with a lot at this time, and we are overwhelmed with information … and nature is the reminder to slow down and just appreciate the small things in life.”

However, it’s not just the way plants and flowers look that caused Hughes to recommend them. She explained that finding your nightstand’s new accessory on your own can also be a good way to reconnect with nature.

Head over to Apartment Therapy for more advice from Hughes on how to create the perfect arrangement for your bedside table.

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