Nightstands were originally designed to hold a basin and a pitcher of water on top, and a commode or “thunder mug” in the open lower area. The drawer in the middle held such personal items as might be needed. Over the centuries they have evolved to be a place where a bedside lamp can be placed along with an alarm clock, chargers for digital devices or similar items, or perhaps even a book. The central drawer is still a safe place for small items. The lower area sometimes has added drawers or enclosed shelves that can be used for storage.
Honeycomb Pattern Nightstand
What we like: Well-sized drawers
What we don’t like: Not solid wood all the way through
Not so great for: Narrow bedrooms
Perfect for: Larger/wider bedrooms
The unique design of this nightstand is complemented by the honeycomb pattern displayed across it. We love the sleek, clean-lined silhouette that’s perfect for the modern minimalist trend. It is crafted from a blend of solid mahogany and engineered wood. Available in bright white or black with gold legs, we think the white option would look stunning in a contemporary bedroom.
Undeniably chic, this nightstand also features two well-sized drawers. Each equally sized, they feature a subtle gold handle for easy access. As it measures twenty-six inches tall and twenty-four wide, we recommend this nightstand for larger rooms. In narrower rooms, it will overwhelm and make the room seem smaller.
What we like: Wide shelf beneath
What we don’t like: Unfinished back
Not so great for: If you hate DIY
Perfect for: A coastal/farmhouse décor scheme
An excellent option if you’re a big fan of coastal farmhouse design, this nightstand is impeccably on-trend. Charmingly rural but not too old-fashioned, the deliberately distressed design stands out. Made from a mixture of solid and manufactured wood in America, it comes with an antique white finish.
Featuring one smallish drawer and a widely-spaced shelf beneath, it’s great for odd bits and pieces. The vintage-inspired turned legs offer an attractive accent touch as well as allowing for more storage. It does require assembly, but all the tools you will need are included – still, it may not be the best choice if you’re not DIY-inclined.
What we like: Traditional design details
What we don’t like: Smaller shelf storage
Not so great for: Storing lots of items
Perfect for: A cottage aesthetic
Full of vintage charm, this nightstand features one drawer and a shelf. We’re obsessed with the small touches like the cabriole legs and bin pull drawer. These details are what give it that retro flair that’s ideal for creating a cozy cottage atmosphere in your bedroom. Take it one step further and pair your nightstand with a fringed rug on the bed and a candle for the ultimate cozy look.
It is available in seven colors, including walnut and off-white. Although the shelf isn’t super-wide, we think it would be a great place to store your latest bedtime read. As the cabriole legs turn slightly inwards, your books will have something to lean against.
Open Shelf Nightstand
What we like: Clean-lined silhouette
What we don’t like: Narrow shelving can’t store much
Not so great for: Rustic décor styles
Perfect for: A mid-century modern décor scheme
Combining understated minimalism and the mid-century modern trend together, this nightstand has a sleek and sophisticated look. You can pick from three colors - gray, white, or light walnut - all of which have solid beech wood legs in a natural hue. Plus, non-slip rubber pads on the bottom will prevent any scratching.
It features one larger shelf that is still relatively narrow and a small nook at the top that could fit items like an alarm clock. As the design is open all the way through, you’ll have easy access to plug sockets for charging. It does require assembly but not much, so you won’t be struggling for hours.
Natural Look Nightstand
Sand & Stable™
What we like: Uses natural materials
What we don’t like: No storage included
Not so great for: If you require a drawer
Perfect for: A large bedside table lamp
Bring the outside world into your bedroom with this beautiful nightstand. It utilizes natural resources to create a product completely unique to you. Constructed from reclaimed solid teak wood, the natural wood grain will make a striking focal point in your room. You can pick from a white or dark-natural base.
The standout feature of this table is the twisted leg design, which is reminiscent of a tangled tree stump. Gorgeous and unusual, a potential downside is that no storage is included. Nevertheless, the rustic design is a wonderful way to create a magical atmosphere in any room. Plus, you can impress guests by telling them your table is one-of-a-kind.
Canterbury End Table with Storage
Poplar Wood with French dovetail construction sets this nightstand apart from the rest. Oval, it is a smaller piece than other common tables at 27'' H x 23.75'' W x 20'' D. However, its compact size does not take away from the traditional charm that it omits. A centered pull out drawer and open bottom shelve make this piece convenient for storing remotes, papers and keys. A lovely addition to a side chair as well as a couch in a contemporary or formal type of living space.
Gassville Manufactured Wood 2 Drawer Nightstand
Modern with straight lines and adequate storage, this contemporary styled night stand shows natural grain highlights in the wood. Made of manufactured wood, there are two drawers and a top cubby for creams, books, or jewelry. Raised on solid legs, it is refined in looks and perfect for modern and transitional decors. Available in gray or black, it will match many types of bed frames or even look radiant in a corner alone. Surround with a small metal lamp and a picture frame of silver to offset its beauty.
Dmitry End Table
If you need a change from your bedroom furniture, try replacing the nightstands. This gently trimmed nightstand makes a savory statement on contemporary style with sleek lines and slightly curved legs. There is plenty of storage room with two generous drawers and a lower rack. Not only suitable as a nightstand, but a living room side table or handsome hallway addition, this unit is available in a variety of colors for mixing decors.
Kamille Single Hairpin Leg 1 Drawer Nightstand
Hairpin metal legs give this modern nightstand a bright stenciled look. Holding up a plain box-like wood cabinet, it is a picture of natural beauty. The drawer measures 3.5'' H x 14.25'' W x 12'' D for storing small items, like glasses, tissues and jewelry. A cubby between the drawer and top shelf is high enough to hold 3 moderate sized books. The wood grain finish captures a fine setting for contemporary or transitional urban industrial. Black legs and metal pull will look splendid alongside an antique metal bed frame.
Nealon End Table with Storage
Styled for today's living, this small streamlined nightstand is great for small spaces and wherever you need an extra stand to throw your keys. Made of solid acacia wood, it is not only chic, but sturdy as well. One full drawer pulls out to store bedside trinkets while an open base can hold your books and papers. A variety of colors lets you choose your decor. Anything from gray or black for modern to orange or red for chic country or eclectic. Measuring 23'' H x 17'' W x 15'' D, it will never get in your way.
Rossford 1 Drawer Nightstand
Meek and handsome, this wooden oak table is a symbol of how utterly beautiful the grains of wood can be. Although small in stance, the overlying top gives this nightstand a look of dignity and grace. An antique metal pull handle allows the top drawer to move smoothly on roller glides. An open space at the bottom can serve for books or other loose items. Charming in any type of traditional setting, don't leave out urban industrial or chic country with the fabulous wood tones.
Shreya 1 Drawer Nightstand
This nightstand delivers style and elegance. Very fitting in a contemporary decor, it also has a simple silhouette to use for modern, chic or beach house decorating. An arched front between the feet brings a touch of sophistication whereas the rest of the unit is squared and simple. With a top that is 23.25'' W x 16.5'' D, it can easily hold a small lamp and still have room for a picture frame and more. By using one at each side of your bed, you will be able to use them to add color and depth with flowers, frames and light.
Lyle 4 Legs End Table with Storage
Retro is back and sets this clever nightstand in a smart and classy fit to a modern bedroom or living room. One single drawer occupies a spot on top of angled legs to bring a statement of more than contemporary, but less than eclectic in design. Neutral colors let this simple wood grained table to keep the basic fundamental of charm and storage balanced and proportionate. Almost any decor will benefit from this lovely piece when placed accordingly.
Kuhn Modern Square Nightstand (Set of 2)
A simple solution to needed space, this nightstand gives two platforms for light, reading materials and personal items. No drawers, just open space with two shelves for holding essential items. Made of metal and manufactured wood, this table is a 20'' H x 20'' W x 20'' D clean-lined and tastefully designed piece of furniture. Wherever you feel a need for this contemporary boost, place it among your finest furnishings.
This adorable country nightstand has a pleasant tone of nature and beauty with its slatted door and open shelf concept. A dignified country favorite for bedrooms or living rooms alike, the warm neutral colors exhibit country barn charm and a place for storing items to keep a room need and clean. Measuring at 24'' H x 18'' W x 15.75'' D, this piece can feel at home in any room that needs a natural cozy addition.