15 Unique Nightstands To Hold All Your Bedtime Essentials

Think about it for a second: the humble bedroom nightstand is arguably one of the most well-used pieces of furniture in any home. 

Consider all the things you need at arm’s reach when it’s time to hit the rack. Your lamp, water glass, books, tissues, phone, remote control (if you’ve got a tv in your room)—the list goes on and on!

A great nightstand will hold them all and look great while doing it. 

So with that in mind, we’ve rounded up 15 unique nightstands that we think fit the bill perfectly. From lava stone to mango wood to metal, we think you’ll love them all! 

All About Nightstands

What is a nightstand? Is there a difference between a nightstand and a night or bedside table?

Traditionally, a nightstand is a small table with drawers next to the bed. But obviously, that definition isn’t set in stone. There really isn’t any difference between a nightstand and a bedside table; the terms are pretty much interchangeable. 

How tall should a nightstand be? 

For functionality, a nightstand should be about even with the height of your mattress, making it easy to reach across and grab what you need. If you have a taller bed, you’ll need a tall nightstand.

What size should a nightstand be? 

That depends upon the size of your room and the bed! Luckily, nightstands come in a wide array of sizes and shapes (as represented in this list!) so purchase accordingly. Just remember to measure and consider that a deep nightstand will make it harder than it already is to get out of bed in the morning. 

What should you put on a nightstand?

Also depends upon your personal needs. Most people put whatever you may need to keep handy. Stuff like your phone (our list also features a nightstand with a built-in charger), an alarm clock (if you use one), a glass of water (don’t forget the coaster), and more. 

Unique Nightstands You’ll Want In Your Bedroom Right Now!

1. Charging Nightstand

by Pottery Barn

Cayman 16″ Charging Nightstand

We really like the pretty finish on this nightstand—it’s flexible enough to match any color theme you care to use in your bedroom. It features a deep drawer to hold plenty of essentials and an open shelf for extras like tissue boxes, magazines, etc. 

The built-in charger and hidden power cord is a convenient touch, too.  

2. Hand Carved Lombok Nightstand

by Anthropologie

Hand Carved Lombok Nightstand

We included the bed frame that matches this bedside table in a post a while back (check it out here). When we saw the nightstand, it was hard not to run out and buy the whole set. 

This three-drawer nightstand comes in white, indigo, and grey. We think the hand-carved, boho style is gorgeous in any of them! Anti-tip hardware included. 

3. Textured Nightstand

by World Market

Wood Durham Nightstand With Drawer

Retro fabulous! If you dig a sixties vibe, this is the nightstand for you. The natural brown finish looks super modern with those brass hairpin legs, too. It features a roomy top drawer and an open bottom shelf. 

4. Pinewood Nightstand

by Wayfair: Loon Peak

Drawer Solid Wood Nightstand

This rustic nightstand would look perfect in a farmhouse or mountain lodge-inspired interior! It’s handcrafted from solid pine by skilled artisans and is unfinished to showcase every unique natural detail.  

It features a top drawer and bottom shelf—practical and sturdy enough to pass down the generations!

5. Crimped White Nightstand

by CB2

CRIMPED WHITE NIGHTSTAND

The wavy, ebonized oak finish on the drawer fronts. The faux leather and brass legs and handles. This clean, ultra-modern nightstand sports details you won’t find on any other bedside table!

Features two gliding drawers for storage space and comes in white and gold leaf.

6. Art Deco Nightstand

by Home Depot: Magic Home

Art Deco Nightstand

Art deco style is a favorite for its classy, streamlined look. We love the brass accents and rounded design, and it’s a little more shallow than some other tables, making it great for smaller spaces. 

Features one top drawer and a lower shelf. Comes in black and orange. 

7. Geo Inlay Nightstand

by West Elm

Geo Inlay Nightstand

One of the more unique tables on this list, we couldn’t resist that geometric brass pattern against the rich mango wood. The tapered legs make it even more interesting. 

Features two gliding drawers in bone and mango. 

8. Industrial Style Metal Nightstand

by Home Depot: Baxton Studio

Industrial Style Metal Nightstand

Shiny silver rivets accent this industrial nightstand, perfect for a modern flat. We’ve always liked the storage trunk aesthetic of designs like this (as evidenced by number six on our list of unique side tables), and we think this one’s up there on the cool list. 

Features two drawers with steel finish.

9. Boho Mango Wood Nightstand by Amazon: Christopher Knight Home

by Christopher Knight Home

313646 NIGHTSTAND, Natural

Whimsical, feminine, adorable—so many adjectives to describe this sweet nightstand. It would look great in a kid’s room or any room where personality is welcome! 

Mini-sized and ideal for smaller rooms. Features two gliding drawers and anti-tipping hardware.

10. Lacquered Linen Nightstand

by CB2

Archer Lacquered Linen Nightstand

Another nightstand perfect for a smaller space! We think the linen pattern is so interesting, and the rounded design and neutral color definitely lend a soft, organic feel. 

Features one gliding top drawer and lower open shelf. 

11. Minimalist Metal Nightstand

by Wayfair: 17 Stories

Fathiya Tall Steel Nightstand

Minimalist design with a splash of flair, the contrast between the black steel frame and rich vintage-inspired wood featured on these nightstands is so cool. The price makes it one of the most affordable nightstands on our list, too!

Features two open shelves, comes in a set of two. 

12. Daybreak Nightstand

by Anthropologie

Daybreak Nightstand

Another art-deco-inspired gem—this nightstand features resin, brass, and bone inlaid drawer pulls in a beautiful sunburst pattern. The tropical hardwood design integrates seamlessly, too. It’s sure to brighten up any decor and garner plenty of compliments! 

Features an open top shelf and double door cabinet. 

13. Lava Stone Nightstand

by West Elm

Monti Lava Stone Nightstand

The simplicity and organic flow of this round nightstand sets it apart, but the materials are what make it truly unique. We had never seen a piece of lava stone furniture before—it’s not a stretch to say it was love at first sight. 

14. Mahogany & Teak One Drawer Nightstand

by Wayfair: Corrigan Studio

Mahogany & Teak One Drawer Nightstand

This nightstand’s gorgeous, laid-back lines are perfect for a cozy, casual bedroom! Also, that mahogany and teak finish is positively swoon-worthy. 

Features a single drawer and lower shelf. 

15. Mirrored Diamond Filigree Nightstand

by Target: Leick Home

Mirrored Diamond Filigree Nightstand

We think the mirrored diamond pattern on this nightstand would be a great accent for a boho-eclectic bedroom. Plus, that walnut finish gives it such a warm and inviting feel. Perfect.

Features two gliding drawers and an anti-tipping design. 

Bedside Tables With A Dash Of Moxy

We kind of pride ourselves here on our unique home decor posts, and we happen to think this one is an excellent addition to that collection! If you’re in the market for a nightstand with unique flair, we hope we’ve shown you some that inspire. 

Did you find the perfect nightstand here? How about checking out some wall decor to really zhoosh up your room? Or a brand new bedroom rug? Yep, you’re in for a bedroom decor reboot. 

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