I remember going YEARS without a nightstand. It felt like maybe we didn’t need one, or the tiny stool or chair was working fine, or even more so–a big expense because we needed two! Then I came across a vintage pair on Marketplace for $25–for two!! They served us so well for many years before we passed them onto our friends (who had been without nightstands for too long also). We got new nightstands that were a little taller and wow! What a difference.
Ideally, the top of your nightstand should be level with the top of your mattress, or about 2-4” taller. And it makes a surprising difference! It’s so much more natural to reach up to grab something when laying in bed, as opposed to reaching below. And I didn’t realize how true it was until we got appropriately sized nightstands for our bed.
Besides height–there are the color combinations to have fun with! Gone are the days where your bed and nightstand should match. Seriously. Don’t do that. Instead mix it up! If you have a painted or upholstered bed, your options are wide open. If your bed is black, I like going for a wood tone, if your bed is wood, I like going for a painted nightstand.
(Greta’s Room Sources here)
Storage is, (of course!), amazing. I would say if you are looking for nightstands for your bedroom, one with storage is a must–but for a guest room, or less-used bedroom (even a young childs’ room), one without storage could work just fine for you.
If you don’t have a nightstand, or your nightstand isn’t the right height for your bed–we’ve rounded up 36 favorites, divided into 3 different price ranges, under $150, under $300 and under $500! (The nightstands in the first two photos, in Greta’s room and our room are no longer available but I tried to find some great dupes below!)
1. Modern Nightstand: $49
2. 3 Drawers Nightstand: $72
3. Dip-Dyed Stools: $88
4. Minsmere Caned Accent Table: $113
5. Whitewash Two Drawer Nightstand: $117
6. Charleston Wicker Wood Nightstand: $119
7. Westerleigh 1 Drawer Nightstand: $129
8. Wicker One Drawer Nightstand: $135
9. Pelham Nightstand White: $135
10. Astoria Open Nightstand: $141
11. Jean Round Nightstand: $149
12. Delta Children Farmhouse Nightstand with Drawer: $149
1. Virginia Nightstand: $179
2. Sophia 2 Drawer Nightstand: $179
3. Olivia Nightstand: $189
4. Curved Terrace Nightstand: $199
5. Taylor Nightstand: $208
6. Newcastle 1 Drawer Nightstand: $242
7. Francesca Nightstand: $270
8. Amelia Nightstand: $279
9. Gallery White 2-Drawer Nightstand: $299
10. Natural Tree Stump Side Table: $299
11. Tux Marble Top Nightstand: $299
12. Artis Rattan Cabinet: $299
1. Archer Lacquered Linen Nightstand: $349
2. Kids Hampshire Olive Green Nightstand: $349
3. Cayman Nightstand: $379
4. Marcelle Nightstand: $398
5. Atelier Round Side Table: $398
6. Metalwork Grand Nightstand: $399
7. Penelope Nightstand: $399
8. Parallel Wood Nightstand: $399
9. Bohman Nightstand: $438
10. Washed Wood Nightstand: $448
11. Ivory Shagreen Embossed Nightstand: $449
12. Debra Folz Nightstand: $499
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