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~~ Dressers and Night Stands ~~

How do you feel about bedroom furniture having to match? I have always had a tendency for matchy- matchy and now I'm feeling that that may be boring. I look at magazines and notice that the night stands are often different on each side of the bed and the dressers are sometimes different. I am looking into new furniture for our master and think I may want to go for the eclectic look.

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Re: ~~ Dressers and Night Stands ~~

My preference is matchy matchy.  That said, my bedroom isn't.  If I could go out tomorrow and buy new matchy furniture, I would.  I say do what makes you happy.

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I like eclectic.  I had matchy-matchy for a long time and got really restless.  Over the years, really only one piece had my heart.  I kept that piece and my dil asked if she could have the other pieces.  Then I purchased items over time that spoke to me.  So, now I have my beautiful natural oak high-low dresser, an iron bed and two different nightstands.  My room now makes me smile.

 

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They don't HAVE to match... Your bedroom,  your furniture.   I have matching dresser,  chest of drawers and armoire but the bed is pewter wrought iron and bedside tables are primitive  Mexican,  both different.    I don't like matchy match anything. 

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When I first earned my degree, I had a hodge-podge of hand- me- down furniture.  But eventually, I decided to buy my furniture piece by piece according to what I loved.  I also focused on finding quality pieces.  Interestingly, my pieces now go together without matching.  I love the feel of my rooms.  Hodge- podge evolved into a more quality ecletic style that reflects who I am.

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I had a hodge podge too in the master for years. I used my night tables and some were really rickety.

 

One of my bucket list items was a custom built Amish, matchy, matchy bedroom suite which I finally scraped up the $ for. When they delivered it I sat down on the bed and cried it was so beautiful.

 

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My perfectly matched beautiful dark oak, real wood, bedroom set is 42 yrs old (not 37) and still looks perfect. I couldn't afford to buy it today. If I were to buy a new bedroom set, I'd choose not to match everything to make it more interesting.

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I've always used the nightstands as living room end tables.   The drawers come in handy.    The bedroom gets randon "things" that I find interesting............

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@Desertdi   I have two chests in my living room at each end of the sofa,  I use for end tables.   One is solid mahogany that my dad made when he was teaching industrial arts,  to be used as a record cabinet (late 1940's). I think bedside tables are a great solution because of the drawers. 

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My husband's 2nd career was a carpenter. He made our night stands. He did great work.