Bookshelf Nightstand


If you love a good nightstand, or two of them, but have no need for a drawer, then you need an open shelf nightstand. These nightstands are well made and sturdy, can be the same color as your other bedroom furniture, and can have between two shelves and as many as five. And can be both tall or short. Take a look and see what we have for you in open shelf nightstands.

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Our Picks

Elegant Rectangular Nightstand Bookshelf

Elegant Rectangular Nightstand Bookshelf

Sand & Stable™

Bright and charming, this open shelf nightstand is made out of solid mahogany wood and painted a clean white. It contains two open shelves featuring a crossbuck design on either side and it’s topped off with a felt-lined drawer that’s perfect for storing anything precious to you. 

$303.99 $499

Rustic Wood Bookshelf Nightstand

Rustic Wood Bookshelf Nightstand

17 Stories

Almost 27 inches tall, this rustic bookshelf nightstand gives industrial vibes with a powder coated steel body and two aged wood lower shelves. There’s also a square wood tabletop with a handy drawer underneath for those everyday items you want to keep hidden. 

Designer Advice:

This open shelf nightstand is ideal for those that like to keep things simple when it comes to the design scheme in their bedroom because it’s nothing fancy, but still beautifully designed and practical. You can fill up the shelves with your favorite books to keep by your bedside and let the charming industrial feel speak for itself. 

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Contemporary White Nightstand Bookshelf

Contemporary White Nightstand Bookshelf

East Urban Home

Contemporary and effortlessly cool, this distressed white nightstand bookshelf is cleverly designed as the entire piece is made of manufactured wood on four thick legs with an open-style bottom shelf and a spacious upper compartment that can be closed off by a latched door. 

$142.99 $153.99

Black Modern Open Shelf Nightstand With Drawers

Black Modern Open Shelf Nightstand With Drawers

17 Stories

Measuring nearly 34 inches tall, this bookshelf nightstand features a black iron frame with a brown rustic brown tabletop and a roomy upper shelf just below for books or daily essentials. The two lower compartments feature suede-like drawers that you can keep your pajamas or skincare in. 

$67.99 $75.99

Distressed White and Brown Book Shelf Night Stand

Distressed White and Brown Book Shelf Night Stand

Sand & Stable™

Perfect for a contemporary farmhouse space, this nightstand bookcase features a vintage white finish with two shelves and two drawers with antique brass hardware. The details of this piece, including chamfered drawer fronts, pilasters and intricate posts, really set this bookshelf nightstand apart. 

$375.99 $708

Designer Advice:

Due to the unique design features of this nightstand bookshelf, it makes the most sense for a bedroom space that’s modern with elegant vintage touches. If you have a big bed that’s plush and luxurious, you can purchase two of these nightstand bookcases to nicely offset things and bring a casual sophistication to the space.  

Playful Nightstand Bookcase On Wheels

Playful Nightstand Bookcase On Wheels

Latitude Run®

Great for a kid’s bedroom, this book shelf night stand is crafted out of lightwashed manufactured wood with two open shelves that can hold everything from books to toys. There are also two easy drawers, one green and one yellow, for a bit of whimsy practicality. 


Designer Advice:

You can easily set this bookshelf nightstand up in any kid or teenager’s room as it’s very spacious and has room for everything from books and toys to art supplies. Due to the fun pops of color, along with the wheels on the bottom allowing it to be completely portable, it will fit in seamlessly with any existing home decor. 

Whitewashed French Antique Bookshelf Nightstand

Whitewashed French Antique Bookshelf Nightstand

Lark Manor™

Crafted out of solid and engineered wood with a whitewashed finish, this French country inspired bookshelf nightstand houses one handy shelf with loads of space as well as a drawer with floral etchings and an engraved botanical emblem. 

Designer Advice:

Imagine this French country inspired nightstand bookshelf sitting bedside in your master or guest bedroom. You can fill up the bottom shelf with all of your best vintage books to really stay on theme and there’s also room on the tabletop for a chic lamp, vase, or clock. 

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Deep Brown Open Shelf Nightstand With Drawer

Deep Brown Open Shelf Nightstand With Drawer

Red Barrel Studio®

Displaying a rich espresso hue on solid pine wood, this refined nightstand bookcase sits on curved legs and features two spacious shelves that can host everything from books to your laptop as well as a useful top drawer with a round metal knob. 

$142.99 $149.99

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Buying Guide

Yes, open shelf nightstands can be a very good solution for your bedroom, especially depending on what effect you’d like to create.

In fact, we especially recommend them if you’d like to showcase a small selection of your favorite decorative items or, for example, keep part of your book collection always nearby before going to sleep.

However, keep in mind that you should dust your open shelf nightstand regularly.

An open shelf nightstand is a great choice for those looking for additional display options.

Aside from having the top of the nightstand free for displaying photos with frames, an alarm clock, night lamps and decorative pieces, the open shelves make an ideal space to keep your favorite book collection nearby. Consider using the open shelves for displaying some beautiful miniature succulents and houseplants or personal arts and crafts as well.

If you're wondering whether you need to match a nightstand to your bed, then the simple answer is that you don't have to match it to your bed. There are different ways to style and decorate your room without matching your bed and bedside tables, and ultimately, this also helps to bring the space together.

Open shelf nightstands are available in various materials, styles, and finishings. Popular options include iron, wood, and brass, and you can match each piece without them looking disjointed. The only rule of thumb is that each piece of furniture will need to contain some common element be it color, texture or the furniture style era.

Best Ideas

Open shelf nightstand

What about some tall bookshelves instead of a traditional nightstand? This ingenuine idea not only visually frames the bed, making a pleasurable composition, but also perfectly displays your favorite books and stuff.

Harbor View Open Nightstand

Harbor View Open Nightstand

This 1-Drawer Nightstand in Distressed Finish is characterized by Mindy veneer construction. The nightstand features 1 drawer with full extension metal side drawer glides, 2 open shelves, and turned legs.

Open shelf nightstand

An unusual nightstand that all the book lovers will appreciate. The piece features six open shelves, but it's quite compact as you put there the books horizontally and not vertically. It's a solid, wooden unit in an elegant dark shade.

Nightstand with bookshelf

South Shore Smart Basic Open Shelf Nightstand, Chocolate

Ameriwood Open Nightstand with Pull Out Shelf, Dark Russet Cherry

This Ameriwood open nightstand with pull out shelf distinguishes itself with functionality and high-quality finishing. Solid, dark cherry wood finishing guarantees solidness and durability for years.

Ladder nightstand

This reverse headboard is a fine addition to any bedroom where you need both an extra boost of space to organize your belongings and to decorate the place a bit with pictures, frames and knick knacks.

Nightstand with shelf

Romance Open Shelf Nightstand from PoshTots

Painted and stained katie open shelf nightstand 3

Painted and Stained Katie Open Shelf Nightstand

Shelf nightstand

Fremont 2 Drawer Tall Night Table with Open Shelf - Brown.Opens in a new window $99 Target

Floating shelf nightstand

Ladder-Style Shelving Store a variety of items in your bedroom with a ladder-style shelving unit. Open shelves with different depths allow ...

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DIY Mod Nightstand. Possibly the perfect nightstand -- modern but classic style, two drawers and an open shelf, with a lip on the top so I don't push things off the edge trying to turn off my alarm!

Red end tables

This is an interesting side table that features a storage drawer and additional lower storage surface. It is made of hardwood, so the whole construction is solid, stable and durable. Its dimensions are 23.000H x 19.000W x 15.700D.

Home Styles Lafayette Night Stand

Beautiful traditional nightstand with a brown mahogany wood frame. It features rich moulding both a rectangular top and a base with large bracket feet. A roomy drawer has a brass knob. There's also a spacious open niche at the bottom.

Furniture of America Torsae 3-Shelf End Table, Vintage Walnut

Stylish and functional, this 3-shelf end table will add practicality to any bedroom decor. Walnut finish provides a vintage appeal, while the top shelf features crescent shape for added second shelf room. Measures overall 23.625"W x 23.625"D x 24.525"H.

Beckham chestnut nightstand the mid century beckham nightstand in a

- Beckham Chestnut Nightstand - The mid-century Beckham nightstand in a lovely shade of chestnut will add simplistic style to your bedroom. A small drawer and an open shelf lets you store everything you need.

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Sophie Side Table Dimensions: Overall: 29 1/4"H X 35"W X 20"D Top Surface: 34 7/8"W X 12"D Pull Out Surface: 30 1/4"W X 5 1/2"D 1st Shelf: 9 1/2"H X 19 7/8"D 2nd Shelf: 6 1/4"H X 19"D Drawer: 2 3/4"H X 29 1/4"W X 15 3/4"D Clearance Under: 4 1/4"H Construc

Open shelf nightstand

YOUR Custom Rustic Barn Wood End Table, Night Stand, or Side Table With a Drawer and an Open Shelf

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Monterey Open Shelf Nightstand - Brown

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South Cone 2-Drawer Open Shelf Nightstand | Chairish

Premier ribera mid century modern open shelf nightstand

Premier Ribera Mid-Century Modern Open Shelf Nightstand ...

Reeves open shelf nightstand wayfair

Reeves Open-Shelf Nightstand | Wayfair

Mainstays emery open shelf nightstand white

Mainstays Emery Open Shelf Nightstand, White -

Birch lane tm heritage reeves open shelf 1 drawer nightstand

Birch Lane™ Heritage Reeves Open-Shelf 1 Drawer Nightstand ...

Mainstays classic open shelf nightstand dove gray

Mainstays Classic Open Shelf Nightstand, Dove Gray ...