Tszujing - the act of finessing or tweaking. Also known as Zhoosing or Zhuzhing (I mean, do any of us really know how to spell it?).

Popularised back in 2003 by none other than Queer Eye’s Carson Kressley, Tszujing has become a household term for making quick and easy adjustments to improve the appearance of a person, place or thing.

Bedside tables are like the side burns of the face - ugly, oversized, questionable in appearance, but ultimately necessary (what do we need them for anyway?). Today I am gifting you the hack of how to Betty Boop your bedroom sideburns - I mean, bedsides. How are we going to pull this off? With 3 simple Tszujing tips of course!

If this your first time on the Tszujing train, proceed immediately to Platform 3 and make your way to Tszuj Town.


Tip No. 1: Everything looks better on a tray.

Some will say this is like smearing lipstick on a pig. I say - lipstick is better than nothing! I personally like alot of surface area when it comes to a tray. Anything at risk of marking your bedside (water, diffuser, essential oils) can be placed on the tray to act as a security blanket. The best part - it’s adding a layer of style and character to an otherwise boring surface.


Tip No. 2: HIDE YOUR S**T: No one wants to see your invisalign.

If you’re like me, your bedside is the equivalent of a mother’s fanny pack - filled with ‘in case of emergency’ items: e.g. essential oils to fall asleep, a retainer to ensure my pearly whites are straight, a sleeping mask to aid my slumber (and the lifespan of my eyelash extensions), the list goes on. The truth is, clustering all these items on one surface makes it look like I’m more into hoarding than self-care. If you aren’t fortunate enough to have drawers within your bedside, you need to find something to hide them - immediately.


Tip No. 3: fool them with SCENT. It’s a scientific fact that odour affects mood.

Utilise your bedside by making it the vessel for aromatherapy. Before you know it, you’ll be in such a cool, calm and collected state that your bedside will be the last thing on your mind.


How have you given your bedside tables a good old ‘tszujing’? Let us know in the comment below or in Instagram @houseandcourt.

‘Til next time folks.

*Cover Image: Noah Bedside by Jardan

Interior Design, Bedroom Interiors, Bed Side Table, Interior Design