The humble nightstand; no bedroom is complete without it. They are functional and serve a number of purposes including offering storage for personal belongings so they’re never too far away — holding a lamp to let you read at night, and finishing the look of a room, especially when there’s one on either side of the bed. If you’re looking for a small black nightstand, browse through the wide selection of nightstands below.
The best nightstand for your bedroom is one that fits in seamlessly with the other décor. They are available in a variety of different designs and sizes, including mid-century modern and modern styles.
Depending on the size of your bedroom and the amount of space you need, you could choose a simple table, a nightstand with one small drawer, or a single nightstand with two or more drawers for holding clothing and documents.
Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping for a nightstand.
Measure Your Space
Nightstands can be used to add a finishing touch to a room by balancing the furniture already in the room. It’s important that you measure the available space you designated for the nightstand so that you don’t choose one that is too big or small for the space it is going into. Don’t forget to measure the distance from the floor to the top of the mattress. That way, you can choose a nightstand that is just the right height for the bed.
Choose the Right Features
You need to consider which features you want the nightstand to have. If you want to read in bed before going to sleep, then get one with space to store books. Consider getting a nightstand that has drawers that offer extra storage space.
Lots of people want a clean and neat bedside table, but they can quickly become cluttered if they aren't functional enough. One thing to consider is what is already on your current bedside table before purchasing a new one, should you have one. What items do you actually use in bed, and what do you keep on the table just to keep track of it?
If you need your cell phone at night, then you want to have a stand and a charger by your bed. If you enjoy reading and writing in a journal before going to bed, then you should get a nightstand that has enough room for those things. If you enjoy a little midnight snack, then you can keep some in a wicker basket on a slide-out shelf or underneath a drawer.
How Many Do You Need?
Nightstands are typically placed at either side of the bed so both people have one of their own. If only one person uses the room though, then you can have just one. Just keep in mind that you won’t get the same symmetry with one nightstand that you would have with two.
Match Existing Furniture
If you want to put a nightstand in a room that has furniture in it already, then you should get one that matches the current furniture. This includes getting one at the appropriate scale. If you've got a large dresser in your room, then you should get an over-sized nightstand. It helps maintain the continuity of your room.