Nightstands & Bedside Tables
Not only do nightstands complete the look of your bedroom set, they add comfort and convenience to your bedroom. However, finding the right nightstand or bedside table isn’t always easy. With so many options, it can be difficult to know where to start. However, there are a few things to consider that will make choosing your nightstand simple and easy.
What to Consider
Construction and Color
Not only does construction make a difference in the functionality and durability of your nightstand, it contributes to how well a bedside table will blend with your decor. If you are buying an entire bedroom set, finding a nightstand in the same collection will ensure a great match. However, if this is not an option for you, it is wise to analyze the furniture you already have and limit your search to nightstands with a similar construction.
When searching for a nightstand, it is always important to consider the size. A tall bed paired with a short nightstand will not only throw off the aesthetic of your decor, it will make reaching for items clumsy and uncomfortable. Just as height is a factor, the surface area of the tabletop will affect how well your nightstand blends with your lifestyle. If you plan on keeping multiple items on your nightstand, you may want to consider one with a wider top. However, if you prefer a minimalist look, a smaller side table may be the best option for you.
Types of Storage Nightstands
Storage Drawer Nightstand
Nightstands with storage drawers are great for those who like to maximize their space without worrying about chaos. The drawers keep must-have items such as books, magazines, and other accessories easily within reach but tucked neatly out of sight.
Open Shelf Nightstand
Open shelf nightstands are the perfect complement to minimalist decors. They may feature one drawer, but often consist of only a tabletop and a single shelf. The shelf can be used to hold books, decorative elements, or fancy storage baskets. The open design gives this nightstand a fresh, airy feel that is perfect for those who have an aversion to clutter.
This nightstand features clean lines with a simple top and a cupboard in the base. The single or double-door cupboard may contain a shelf, but it may also be left empty. The cabinet can be used to keep must-have items on hand or to hide away a waste basket so your room stays tidy.