The 6 Best Nightstands (+ 6 Tips To Style Them)

It’s the first thing you see in the morning and holds everything from your phone and your favorite book to a piping hot cup of coffee. Besides your bed, of course, the most essential piece of furniture in your bedroom is the nightstand (both literally and figuratively, ha!) and I would venture to say it is the piece of furniture about which we receive the most inquiries. So I thought I would bring to you my favorite picks from Bernhardt — and, special for Stylebook readers, we will extend our 40 percent off Bernhardt sale!

The perfect bedside table adds a little something extra to your bedroom. They are practical, of course, convenient for books, lamps, and trinkets, but they also offer a tableau for styling flowers and art, instantly add subtle flair and polish to your bedroom. Here are a few styling points to consider:

  1. A nightstand should be of even height or slightly higher than your bed.
  2. Be realistic about your space needs.  If you need more storage, don’t be afraid to have bedside tables with drawers.
  3. If you prefer to have matching bedside tables, use matching lamps too. Pairs bring a sense of order to the room.
  4. Add fresh flowers. Not only do they add a bright spot of color to your nightstand, but it’s nice to have something organic in your bedroom, whether it be flowers or a pretty fern.
  5. Keep things visually interesting by adding coordinating artwork to your beside book collection.
  6. Unwind with your favorite scent. Keep a luxurious candle by your bedside.

Now, my faves. You’d treasure any of these chic, thoughtfully designed, and well-made pieces from Bernhardt in your bedroom for years to come.

Tons of practical storage in a rustic yet sophisticated heather gray finish. W: 30” D: 20-1/8” H: 30”

 Silver-leaf adds a bit of drama and glam. W: 34” D: 19” H: 30”

The glass topper is super practical. W: 31” D: 18-1/2” H: 28”

Love the hardware detail here. W: 28” D: 17-1/8” H: 29-3/4”

The tarnished nickel finish on the steel legs lend an industrial edge. W: 32-5/16” D: 19” H: 30”

Who says a nightstand has to be square? W: 30” D: 26-1/4”

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