For a well-styled, cohesive look in our bedroom, I wanted our nightstand decor coordinated, yet personalized. By repeating a similar layout and similar elements I achieved a unique look for each nightstand that coordinates well with the other.
To initially coordinate the designs, I focused on the layout and shapes. Since we have matching nightstands and bedside lamps, I wanted to continue the symmetry with the decor. I decorated his nightstand first and then replicated the look with similar shapes on my nightstand.
Just look how similar the styling is when broken down into shapes:
Leaning against the wall of each nightstand, I used an 11×14″ frame. His side features a minimal print of gold glasses, mine a favorite wedding photo.
For the decor grouping off to the side of the frame, I repeated a similar layout as well with stacked items, a vase of flowers, a decorative object, and a picture holder. On my side the stacked element is decorative boxes, on his side stacked books. On my side a small hobnail glass holds mini calla lilies, on his side a wood urn holds bells of Ireland (our two wedding flowers). The decorative object on my side is the driftwood ball perched on top of the boxes, on his side it is the small black candle layered in front. On my side, the picture holder displays a brass letter H, on his side it perches on top of the stack of books displaying a picture of our boys.
After repeating a similar layout and shapes, I coordinated the looks with similar finishes and materials. The wood urn on his side coordinates with the wood boxes on my side. The gold glasses print on his side ties in with the DIY gold leaf frame on my side. There is a natural element on both sides with the calla lilies and bells of Ireland. With a heavy dose of white on his side, from the frame and books, I added more white to my side by painting white on the wooden boxes.
By focusing on the shapes and elements, I created to individual looks that work well together in the same room!