Have you ever stayed in a place that did not have bedside tables/bedside lamp tables? I recently moved into a new apartment that was sold as being fully furnished, and for the most part it has been great. The furniture is all new and of a high standard – none of it is cheap and uncomfortable, so I have to give the landlord some credit for that, however there is a bit of a lack of units of furniture throughout the entire place. It seems as though there was a budget that needed to be stuck to and rather than buying slightly cheaper furniture and making sure all necessary units could be accounted for, the landlord instead went with the approach of buying only the bare essential, but buying top quality; each unit must have come at a high price. I can’t grumble too much about this though, as honestly this is the way I would also go about furnishing my own place. I firmly believe that when furnishing one’s home, it should be thought of as an investment and you should stick to that approach even if it means having to furnish your home one unit at a time.
One unit of furniture that I really noticed missing, as it was making a difference to my day to day living, was the bedside table. I have always lived in a room that had a bedside table, sometimes 2 bedside tables and I guess I had just grown to become too used to having them and making use of them first thing in the morning and last thing at night, so now that I didn’t have a bedside lamp table it was causing me to misplace items, read a lot less and I even felt like it as impacting on the quality of my sleep. Is this just me with this problem or is it the same with everyone else? Perhaps you might not have as strong feelings as I do about needing the bedside tables, but do you see them as being a bare essential in a home/bedroom? If you moved into a ‘fully furnished’ place, would you expect without any questions, that there will be bedside tables?