Most Stylish Nightstand Ideas

Most Stylish Nightstand Ideas

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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.

A stylish Scandinavian chic bright bedroom with an eye-catching nightstand and beautiful linen bedding. Photo: Bambury..

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.

A contemporary bright white bedroom with soft sage and pink accents, a bench for a bedside table and a gorgeous art gallery wall. Image: Desenio.

Desenio. If you got the space, then a bench with cane or rattan would be a fantastic alternative.

A chic bedroom with an organic vibe because of the cane bed headboard and the cane nightstand. Image: freedom.

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.

A close view of the Bolling tray side table serving as a nightstand. Image: Nest.co.uk.

Nest.co.uk. The Bolling Tray Side Table – how gorgeous is that?!

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. Image: Nest.co.uk.

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.

A Country chic styled bedroom with a round bedside table next to the steel frame bed. Image by Amara.

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.

Normann Copenhagen Block Side Table serving as a nightstand in a muted green bedroom. Gorgeous. Image: Nest.co.uk.

Nest.co.uk. The Normann Copenhagen Block Side Table serving as a nightstand.

A beautifully crafted wooden bedside table - Huang by Brabbu featured against a dark moody mauve wall and a light grey bed and a grey armchair too. Image: Brabbu Design Forces.

BRABBU Design Forces. The Huang bedside table making a statement.

A modular storage, in walnut, bedside table. Image: Woodendot.

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.

Two Scandi nightstands stacked, made of American ash timber - the Road Runner Bedside Table by Christopher Blank. Photo by Handcrafted.

Handcrafted. Road Runner Bedside Table | By CHRISTOPHER BLANK.

A stylish Scandinavian inspired nightstand - ST500 Bedside Table | By HUNT FURNITURE from Handcraafted. Photo: Handcrafted.

Handkrafted. Another Scandinavian inspired nightstand – ST500 Bedside Table | By HUNT FURNITURE.

A stylish wooden Mid Century nightstand. Photo credit: West Elm.

West Elm. Mid Century bedside table – Acorn.

A stylish minimal Scandinavian nightstand Kent Bedside Table - Natural. Photo: Pillow Talk.

Pillow Talk. A Scandinavian style nightstand – Kent Bedside Table – Natural.

A minimal nightstand with one wooden drawer and a black steel frame with a hint of industrial flair to it. Image by Next.

Next. A minimal nightstand with an industrial flair to it.

A minimal nightstand made of oak and a black steel frame - the Bedside Drawer by Heimur. Photo credit: Handkrafted.

Handkrafted. Bedside Drawer | By Heimur made of oak, with push-to-open drawers.

A side table with a white marble top and brassy frame like this can make a great looking bedside table. Photo: West Elm.

West Elm Australia. Streamline C Side Table with a Marble Top.

A nightstand with a pink terrazzo top and a wooden shelf - the woodrow terrazzo bedside table. Image by Fenton & Fenton.

Fenton & Fenton. The Woodrow Terrazzo Bedside Table. Pink terrazzo anyone?

The Pastille Side Table has been designed by TAF Studio for Swedish furniture icons Fogia. Image: Nest.co.uk.

Nest.co.uk. The Pastille Side Table has been designed by TAF Studio for Swedish furniture icons Fogia.

The perfect nightstand for a Bohemian styled bedroom with a bone inlay geometric pattern from Fenton & Fenton. Image: Fenton & Fenton.

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).

Beautiful suede leather straps with rounded tops, edge stitching and a dark tan backing takes #shelfie to a whole new level. An alternative to the traditional looking bedside table. Image: H and G Designs.

H and G Designs. Beautiful suede leather straps with rounded tops, edge stitching and a dark tan backing takes #shelfie to a whole new level.

Baraka bedside. A stylish wooden nightstand with a luxurious feel to it because of its brassy details. Image: Brabbu Design Forces.

Brabbu Design Forces. An elegant bedside table by the name Baraka.

Care for a bit of drama? Then this side table by the name Catherine is the perfect deal. Image: Mineheart.

Mineheart. Care for a bit of drama? Then this side table by the name Catherine is the perfect deal.

This beautiful Oasis curved mirrored bedside table will be a wonderful addition to the modern bedroom. Image: Sweetpea & Willow.

Sweetpea & Willow. This beautiful Oasis curved mirrored bedside table will be a wonderful addition to the modern bedroom.

Conclusion

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.

Sweet dreams ;), XO

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