I live in a small house and my master bedroom, while lovely, is definitely cozy. When we moved in five years ago, we bought a stylish bed and dresser I’d call modern-farmhouse style, but we never really settled on nightstands. We’ve been living with mismatched bedside tables we picked up at flea markets ever since.
I don’t like furniture to be all matchy-matchy, but our existing nightstands are a bit too shabby chic — emphasis on the shabby. So with my son back in school last week, I became hellbent on finding new bedside tables. Here’s the rub: We have only 20-inches on either side of our bed, and it’s hard to find nice bedside tables with such a small footprint. But I did, and since I already did the research, you don’t have to. Take a looky-loo.
I was most excited to see that Restoration Hardware, whose furniture is clearly made for estate-sized rooms, has a new line of narrow nightstands that are exactly 20-inches wide. They share the beautiful silhouettes of their larger counterparts, but they’ll fit happily in smallish bedrooms. The St. James Extra Narrow Closed Nightstand (shown above) runs at a steep $925 — seems too much for a bedside table — but I loved the look of it.
You can count on West Elm for small space solutions, and this mid-century style bedside table is stylish but functional. I like that the two drawers offer storage. Bonus: It’s also only 18-inches wide. On sale for $239 per nightstand.
I didn’t really want a white bedside table — it doesn’t go particularly well with my antiqued, rustic wood headboard — but if it did, I would have purchased Pottery Barn‘s Lonny nightstand ($349). Stacking books and magazines on the two shelves while still having a drawer to keep things tidy is appealing. Plus, it feels modern, sleek and plenty chic.
Serena and Lily’s Blake Raffia One-Drawer Nightstand‘s ($998) woven exterior makes it a versatile pick. I love the idea of putting my book down on the woven, beachy table at night.
I’ve become obsessed with arrows as accents lately. I recently bought a small leather book simply because it had gold arrows displayed on the cover; I put it on my coffee table in my living room. So this World Market Gold and Glass Arley bedside table ($79) got my attention.
How cute is the Elsie nightstand by PBTeen? It will inject a bit of Hollywood Regency glamour into your room. And the price is perfect, with the bedside tables priced at $239 each.
Maine Cottage’s Addy Side Table With Shelf ($690) offers this simple, Shaker-style nightstand in over two dozen colors, everything from aqua (above) to fuchsia. It’s only 18-inches wide, and it offers a shelf. The shop has other small profile options, too, so it’s worth scrolling through.