BEDSIDE

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My bed is possibly my most favourite place in the world, and sleeping is one of my very favourite activities. For the longest time, I didn’t have a bedside table, instead using a stack of magazines, which isn’t very practical. I love this simple bedside table from IKEA, which has enough space for all my bedside essentials. The items I always keep on hand are:
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Beauty products: Right now I’m loving Go-To Skincare, especially their hand cream, face oil and lip balm.  My lips get very dry, so I always need to have lip balm on hand on my bedside table to be able to apply before I go to sleep.
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Makeup wipes: For those nights when I’m too lazy to remove my makeup properly, these Philosophy wipes are perfect.
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Jewellery dishes: This little pottery bowl handmade by my lovely sister in law is perfect for putting my rings in before bed.
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Flowers: I love these cotton blooms as they don’t need water, they don’t die, and they always look beautiful.
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Candle: The scent of this Ecoya candle is divine even when it’s not lit.
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Lamp: My husband and I bought this lamp as a joint Christmas present to each other a few years ago, but it’s spent the majority of its time on my bedside table, oops.
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Book: I like to have a book on hand to flick through if I can’t sleep.  This beautiful book about flowers is perfect as it won’t keep me awake, unlike the thrillers I usually like to read.
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What items do you always keep on your bedside table?

  • Such a beautiful set up Rachel! I love your pillow slips- linen right? The tie up sides are pretty. My partner would make a mess of those in a week. He is so messy! I have much the same things on my bedside. I prefer it to be nice and clean and neat too.
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

    • Rachel James

      Thanks so much Jenelle! Yes the bedding is linen, the ties look gorgeous but they’re a pain to do up when I have to change them! haha. Hope you had a lovely weekend! xx

  • Rebecca Smith

    I love the lamp! Where is it from? X

    • Rachel James

      Thanks Rebecca, it’s from Amalfi Homewares, I’ve had it for a few years, but it might still be available! X