Nightstands are the final home decor touch that every bedroom needs. After choosing a quality mattress and a good-looking, sturdy bed frame, the best nightstands can pull the room together and keep your space free of clutter. These bedside tables also serve as a base for infusing the bedroom with some interior design personality (think decorative table lamps, catchall trays, or a wellness-wired alarm clock).
We’ve sourced 46 of the very best nightstands with different styles for every aesthetic: From minimalist metal picks and trending luxe leather finds to coastal cane bedside tables, traditional options, boho finds, and more. We even found nightstands made out of wood crates and oil barrels. But there are a few things to consider before you go all in on a bedside table.
What style are you looking for?
Think about how much room you have and how cluttered your space may be before the nightstand hits the bedroom. If things are tight, consider a floating nightstand that doesn’t take up any footprint. If you go that route, make sure and follow the installation instructions carefully and take note of the total weight capacity.
Are you looking for a lot of surface area?
Tabletop space is another important consideration for when you’re looking at nightstand shapes. Most of the time, round nightstands will offer less tabletop than a square or rectangular design. If making a statement is more what you’re after, think about breaking out of the traditional silhouette. There are all kinds of forms out there, from squiggles to rounded corners.
Storage space: Do you need it?
And finally, the biggest question! Are there things you like to have nearby while you snooze, but don’t really want out in the open? If so, It’s best to look for something with a drawer. Luckily, many bedside tables assume the need. More sculptural nightstands tend to skip the storage space, so it is something to consider if you’re going for art over function.
Read on to learn more about the multifunctional nightstands that have us ready to turn on the light, pick up a book, and get cozy in bed.