When it comes to pulling off a gorgeous bedroom design, then everything needs to be intentional. That of course includes your bedside table – or nightstand (however, you prefer it). In spite of its usual small size, it is a hero piece that deserves BIG credit. Therefore, here you’ll find some of the most stylish nightstand ideas for your bedroom to breathe new life into it.
Photo credits: Louise Roche – Villa Styling for Bamburry. A stylish Scandinavian chic bright bedroom with an eye-catching nightstand and beautiful French linen bedding.
Yet, a nightstand can pose a bit of a dilemma – function or aesthetics? I say both! There is no need to sacrifice either. In addition to their aesthetic value, nightstands are a cost-effective way to revamp the look of any bedroom; that is without doing any remodeling.
Desenio. If you got the space, then a bench with cane or rattan would be a fantastic alternative.
freedom. A cane headboard well coordinated with a cane nightstand for that vintage appeal and organic vibe.
The great news are that nightstands come in many different styles i.e. Mid-century inspired, minimal, contemporary, Scandinavian, rustic, modern glamour…So there’s bound to be something to out there to meet everyone’s needs. Moreover, if you think out-of-the-box, beyond bedside tables, then the range becomes even wider. Just make sure it suits your lifestyle needs.
Nest.co.uk. The Bolling Tray Side Table – how gorgeous is that?!
Amara. Round side tables serving as nightstands is very much on trend these past few years. They work exceptionally well in small spaces as they aid in the design flow.
BRABBU Design Forces. The Huang bedside table making a statement.
Nest.co.uk. The Fritz Hansen Caravaggio Read Wall Light standing out against the wooden wall paneling, casting light upon a small white shelf that serves as a nightstand. Very sophisticated.
Nest.co.uk. The Normann Copenhagen Block Side Table serving as a nightstand.
WOODENDOT. A modular storage, in walnut, bedside table.
Bedside Tables & Nightstands
Hence, I have handpicked a selection of bedside tables that make great ideas and ought to suit most. The criteria for choosing them are simple yet, in line with my slow design values. That basically means that I always look for pieces that have a good design flow, a timeless quality them and have ultimately the potential to make your home look more elegant, no matter what your style is. So they are versatile too.
Handcrafted. Scandinavian inspired Road Runner Bedside Table | By CHRISTOPHER BLANK.
West Elm. Mid Century bedside table – Acorn.
Next. A minimal nightstand with an industrial flair to it.
West Elm. Streamline C Side Table with a Marble Top.
Nest.co.uk. The Pastille Side Table has been designed by TAF Studio for Swedish furniture icons Fogia.
H and G Designs. The perfect Nordic addition, especially for a small space. Beautiful suede leather straps with rounded tops, edge stitching and a dark tan backing takes #shelfie to a whole new level.
Mineheart. Care for a bit of drama? Then this side table by the name Catherine is the perfect deal. It may be tall, but it is a great option for a small space.
Handkrafted. Another Scandinavian inspired nightstand – ST500 Bedside Table | By HUNT FURNITURE.
Pillow Talk. A Scandinavian style nightstand – Kent Bedside Table – Natural.
Handkrafted. Bedside Drawer | By Heimur made of oak, with push-to-open drawers.
Fenton & Fenton. Tribal – Bone inlay large bedside table. (The time-honoured art of Bone Inlay was originally handcrafted for the royal palaces of Rajasthan, India. Handed down from generation to generation, intricate fragments of buffalo bones are hand-carved and then affixed onto the base in a mosaic-like design. Resin is then used to fill the space around the bone. Our Bone Inlay collection has been handcrafted from ethically sourced buffalo bones in India, making each piece unique in its disposition).
Brabbu Design Forces. An elegant bedside table by the name Baraka.
Sweetpea & Willow. This beautiful Oasis curved mirrored bedside table will be a wonderful addition to the modern bedroom.
A stool is also another creative nightstand idea, but it depends on your styling journey. If your budget is small and you’re at the beginning of your home decorating journey, then a stool may well be an excellent choice. However, if you’re in a different place like me, where you’ve seen it all and tried most, then a stool may not make the cut.
Personally, I want to resort to solutions that will serve me best in the long-run. That’s why I picked those above, for I know that they fit the bill. But remember, your home – your take!
Lastly, if you think that you have a really small space, then have a look at these night stand alternatives. However, these 20 modern nightstands are up my street, proving that a nightstand is a lot more than a piece of furniture for holding a glass of water.