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Nightstands and Bedside Tables

Despite being small and compact, bedside tables can make a big difference in your nighttime or morning routine, by adding a spot to place a lamp, plug in your phone or keep reading material handy. Besides offering storage, they also offer the chance to anchor your bedroom’s style. Whether a collection of modern nightstands has caught your eye, or you’re simply deciding between a black nightstand and a white nightstand, here are few tips to help you through your search.

What size should my bedside table be?

Consider the height of your bed as well as how much space you have on either side when choosing a night table. Ideally, you should be about level with it while laying in bed so that you can easily reach a lamp or your phone. Tall nightstands elegantly complement more raised beds, while a short and small bedside table could be the perfect pair for a low, modern bed. In terms of width, you want the table to complement your bed, not overpower it or feel too small. In a compact apartment, a narrow nightstand can be just the right fit. Similarly, a floating or wall-mounted nightstand can save even more space by not touching the floor.

What style nightstand is best for my bedroom?

Although your bedside tables don't need to perfectly match the rest of your bedroom furniture, they should be a part of the same design family. Use a midcentury nightstand set to add some character to an otherwise simple bedroom. While a more traditional look would include a table on either side of the bed, feel free to pair different vintage nightstands together to make your bedroom feel more natural and collected. Just don't mix too many different wood types, as they can easily clash. Finally, think about how simple or stately you want your bedside table to be; while some simply function as a surface to put a glass of water, a three-drawer nightstand will attract more attention and provide more storage.

What material do I want my bedside table to be made of?

Bedside tables come in a variety of materials, each of which can contribute to a particular mood and feeling in your bedroom. If you’re going for a modern or industrial look, a metal nightstand is an excellent option, as it will create an interesting contrast with a soft, plush bed. For a warmer, more traditional look, opt for a wood nightstand. Consider the finish as well; while a white bedside table will channel a clean, minimalist look, a cherry nightstand would nicely complement deep, rich colors in your bedding.
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Featured Reviews of Nightstands and Bedside Tables

Adler Nightstand With Shelf
Nightstands and Bedside Tables
March 8, 2017
Searched the internet for three days before I decided on this table.: Searched the internet for three days before I decided on this table. I live in a log cabin in the mountains of NC and I am adding a new master bedroom. I want the rustic look of my log cabin to carry over to the new bedroom and the night tables accomplish that. They match my log bed and dresser very nicely.
Holgate Nightstand, White
Nightstands and Bedside Tables
March 30, 2017
Looks classy with a bit of glam: The measurements were perfect, which was important for me since my space was super tight. One came bashed in the corner, but Overstock replaced it quickly! the drawrs don't have sluders, but they open easily enough.
Dakota Pass Nightstand, Char Pine
Nightstands and Bedside Tables
January 9, 2019
Good value: Complicated to put together (READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY). Looks nice from the front. Be sure to put the back panel on low enough to wear you can’t see it over the top because it’s edges are a different color. Some parts feel quite cheap, but overall it looks nice.
Willet Nightstand, Cherry
Nightstands and Bedside Tables
March 26, 2017
Looks very nice: I bought this for a spare bedroom with cherry furniture. It looks very nice and matches. Drawers do not have easy slide so I wouldn't want it for ever day, but it's perfect for my spare room. The box was dented when shipped, but the inside packing was strong and no damage.
Louis Philippe Nightstand, Antique Gray
Nightstands and Bedside Tables
June 13, 2017
Love!: These nightstands are beautiful. Love the finish and looks great with the dresser in our bedroom. They came already put together so there was no building involved and they are very sturdy and seem well made. Overall, super happy with my purchase!
Alanna Natural Stained Acacia Wood Nightstand
Nightstands and Bedside Tables
July 16, 2018
Good buy!: This basic sort of bedside table is just what I wanted: real wood, simple design, added shelf for storing books and papers. Assembly was straightforward. The bonus is that this side table works well as a mini work desk, and it's lightweight enough to be portable.
Eltham 3-Drawer Mirrored Side Table
Nightstands and Bedside Tables
November 7, 2018
Larsson 3-Drawer Nightstand for Bedroom, Mango Wood
Nightstands and Bedside Tables
November 27, 2018
Client loves it: My client purchased this as a nightstand. Came broken, but they reshipped a new one and let her keep the original. Looks cute in her house. Do know they vary in color as that’s the nature of mango wood.
Cannery Bridge Night Stand, Mystic Oak
Nightstands and Bedside Tables
September 7, 2018
Looks great and very sturdy for laminated wood.: It took me a little under and hour to build and it looks just like the picture. Generally you get what you pay for in furniture and I feel like I got what I paid for plus a little extra.
Notre Dame Nightstand With USB Port, Warm Brown
Nightstands and Bedside Tables
May 21, 2016
A Great Addition: This night stand was a great addition to the spare bedroom and very simple to put together. I thought the idea of having a USB port would be a nice benefit for those staying in the bedroom. It is a true dark espresso.

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