Nightstands don’t get enough love when it comes to furniture or design in general. We spend so much time discussing sofas and dining tables. Most of us don’t think about nightstands at all unless it’s time to redecorate our bedroom. They’re one of the pieces of furniture that I rarely get asked about. I can’t remember the last time someone asked me about where to buy a nightstand or which company makes the best products. Maybe it’s because they’re hidden away in our private sanctuary and nobody but us sees them. We tend to deemphasize those private spaces and focus our energy on our main living areas. And let’s face it, if you have a big home and a family, our principal bedroom is often the last place to get our attention.
I want to argue in favour of the nightstand though. They aren’t just practical but they can also elevate your bedroom. If you’re considering updating your bedroom, take time to plan out all the furniture and that includes the nightstands. They shouldn’t be an afterthought but rather they should get just as much attention as your bed.
Let’s look at 8 nightstands in a variety of price points that will look great and keep your bedroom feeling sophisticated while also being practical.
8 Nightstands That Work In Every Bedroom
Drawers in a nightstand are like pockets in a woman’s dress. They’re loved by all. They act as a catch all for the things that might otherwise end up on the top of your nightstand. If you think this one above looks like an Ikea nightstand you’re not wrong. The difference is that this one is made from European Oak as opposed to fibreboard so it’ll outlast the classic Ikea nightstand. This is definitely for the modern furniture lover that wants a place to store all the bedtime goodies.
This beautiful nightstand is built from mahogany and you can select from 3 different stain selections. I love that the drawers are inset so you immediately notice the clean lines of the piece on its own. This one gives us the best of all worlds with drawers for tucking messy items away but an open shelf allows you to display something special.
If glam design is more your style, this nightstand is for you. It’s completely finished in a hand-applied gold leaf finish but it’s really the shape of the front drawers that makes this a stand out nightstand. The brass and faux leather drawer pulls are the finishing touch. No detail has been overlooked with this one.
You may be living without nightstands beside your bed because you’re in a small space. You don’t need to sacrifice comfort though. This wall mounted nightstand is for small bedrooms but doesn’t sacrifice any style. It’s handmade and you can customize it by selecting from 19 stain options.
If you’re in the market for something really special, look no further than this matching set. This pair is entirely wrapped in burlap and have a spectacular warm gold pull on the drawers. While this is more than double the cost of many of the others on this list, it’s a timeless investment. If your bedroom is a sanctuary then it makes sense that every single piece in there should be something special.
If you want something with a more traditional look and feel, look no further than this lovely RH St. James nightstand. This has old world charm combined with the modern functionality that makes for a winning combination. This piece has hand carved details and along with the multi step finishing process you’re going to get a piece that feels elegant and timeless. You also have the option of a matching dresser if you love a set.
Sometimes I’ll have a client who refuses to have an all wood nightstand in their room and this can be challenging to source. If that’s you and you’re looking for a nightstand that is unique then this might be the answer for you. This one really feels special and incorporates wood veneer, brass and glass. If you thought you had to pick between practical and stylish, think again because this one even comes with a drawer.
You may have seen this nightstand around if you love design magazines or you spend time on Pinterest. It’s been a perennial favourite for years mostly because of how easy it is to incorporate into any space. Regardless of your style, this antique brass frame and glass shelves will work.
So what do you think? Which one is your favourite? Or do you have a favourite nightstand that you want to share with me? Leave me a comment below and let me know.
If you are planning a bedroom renovation or decorating project and need some help, contact me. I can help you maximize your bedroom’s space as well as help you source all the products that will look best in your space. If the bedroom isn’t on your radar but you have another project coming up we can discuss that as well.
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