Bedside tables and nightstands are must-haves for creating a bedroom that’s both functional and stylish. These essential accents keep your personal items close at hand and complement the room’s overall look and feel. Traditional designs with ample drawer space allow for discreet storage, while sleek contemporary pieces are the perfect spots for a table lamp, books, or an assortment of fresh flowers. Whether you’re searching for a small bedside table or tall nightstands with shelves and drawers, we carry a wide variety of designs to accommodate your needs.
Nightstand Considerations and Features
One of the most important considerations for buying a nightstand is how its size and style will work in a specific space. That’s why we recommend taking measurements beforehand to narrow down your options for the best fit.
Most nightstands are built around common bed heights for optimal accessibility. (The average mattress height is around 25 inches, which means most nightstands are 25 inches tall themselves.) If your bed is higher, you’ll want to look for a nightstand that’s 27–28 inches tall to better accommodate the space.
It’s also important to consider the general placement of your tables for flow and function. A guest bedroom may only need a solitary night table or narrow nightstand nestled by the wall, whereas a master bedroom looks more anchored with a nightstand on each side of the bed. Meanwhile, a kids’ room with twin beds may look best with a small nightstand between the headboards.
You’ll also want to make sure the nightstand you choose is suited to your lifestyle. Avid readers may prefer lots of shelves for their favorite books. Similarly, a nightstand with drawers lends space for medications, glasses, and toiletries.
Bedside Tables That Complete the Look
When it comes to choosing the right nightstand/s for your unique style, it’s helpful to browse various materials, hues, and silhouettes while paying attention to the small details. Keep things cohesive with a bedside table that matches your bedframe and dresser, or mix things up with creative combinations of finishes instead. Nightstands can help balance a room’s layout by filling in bare spaces and keeping things in proportion. From traditional nightstands crafted with natural wood to clear acrylic designs, there are countless ways to suit your personal preferences and lifestyle to a T.
A: Most nightstands are built with a general idea of common bed heights, where accessibility to the nightstand surface is designed. The average mattress height is around 25 inches off of the floor and many nightstands mirror that with a 25” height. If your bed is higher, look for a nightstand that is 27-28” high to accommodate your particular setup.
A: The number of nightstands in a room is dependent on the number of beds, the number of people, and the furniture layout of the room. A small bedroom for one person with the bed pushed up against the wall might only need one nightstand. A master bedroom for two people with a bed centered in the room would need two nightstands. A room with two beds (say two twins) might have one shared nightstand between the headboard; or three nightstands, one on each side of the two beds and one in the middle.
Q: What are the most popular finishes and colors for nightstands?
A: Nightstands are often wood or metal. You will see natural wood finishes, stained wood, and painted finishes. Often the popular finish or color is directly related to the type of style you want. Traditional style might have darker finishes, modern could have metallics or clear acrylic tables, and transitional style might have painted wood nightstands.
Q: What are the most popular brands for nightstands?
A: We have a wide array of brands for nightstands, some of the most popular include: Magnussen Home, Progressive Furniture, Montana Woodworks, and Homestyles Furniture. Each of these brands are experts in a particular style or set of styles. Often their popularity correlates to the styles that are popular for home decor at the moment.
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