Bedside tables are one of the first things one sees when getting up in the morning.  Therefore I think they are not only useful and necessary but they also play an important role in how our days are going to develop throughout the day.  A messy and sloppy bedside table will not exactly uplift our mood and fill us with energy,  instead it will most likely weight us down.  It's a good idea to always have on our bedside table something that would bring a smile to our face;  an important photograph, fresh flowers or a souvenir from a very memorable vacation.  Enjoy!