Best Modern Nightstand Ideas For Your Bedroom

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Looking for the best modern nightstand styles for your home? Check out my favorites that’ll upgrade any bedroom makeover!

So you’re in the market for new bedroom furniture and need the best modern nightstand options available. My friends, you’re in the right place!

Gone are the days of matchy matchy bedroom sets. The best way to get that designer look is to curate the furniture pieces in your living space.

If not you’ll end up with a room that looks like you bought everything off the showroom floor.

You may think it’s a lot of work to find pieces that go together but that’s what I’m here for. Follow along as I show you the resources available in the bedroom category.

Once we have the options we’ll put together bedroom spaces that’ll inspire you to design your dream bedroom. It’s my goal to save you time and effort by searching the web for all the pretty things for your bedroom design.

By now you know finding cool interesting furniture makes my heart skip a beat. It brings me so much joy. Sharing it with all of you is the cherry on top!

Check out this roundup of modern nightstands and let me know your FAV!

This post is all about the best modern nightstand styles.

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Handcarved Albaron Nightstand From Anthropologie

Best Modern Nightstand Ideas Of 2024

Before we get into all of the options I want to mention that nightstands come in different materials, colors, finishes, and styles. There are so many options to choose from.

If you have a smaller bedroom and don’t need storage an open nightstand will be light and airy. Larger spaces can support the mass of a three-drawer nightstand and are great for providing storage.

For those with a walk-in closet, you may only want a bed and nightstands in the main area of your bedroom. This look creates a Zen experience that’s perfect for getting a good night’s sleep.

Remember the saying “less is more” so the more open and uncluttered your bedroom is the calmer you’ll feel. There’s something to be said about the minimalist lifestyle that is currently trending. Just saying!

Are matching nightstands out of style?

Matching your nightstands to your bed and dresser is definitely out of style. Having two nightstands that are the same, however, is not.

Some night tables have a similar style that’s the same but different. This is ideal if one person needs more space than the other.

For a balanced symmetrical design, two identical nightstands are the way. Think of your bed as the star of the show and your nightstands as the supporting cast.

Now let’s get into all of the trendy nightstands to help you design the bedroom of your dreams!

Shop The Best Bedroom Modern Nightstand Ideas

best modern nightstand roundup

1. Fluted Nightstand // 2. Metal Nightstand // 3. Solid Wood Nightstand // 4. Mint Nightstand // 5. Burlwood Nightstand // 6. Black Nightstand // 7. Bedside Table // 8. Grey Hide Nightstand // 9. Shagreen Nightstand // 10. Navy Charging Nightstand // 11. Pedestal Nightstand // 12. Mixed-Material Nightstand // 13. Rattan Modern Nightstand

1. Fluted Nightstand

fluted nightstands

One of my favorite furniture vendors to visit during High Point Market is Caracole. Their furniture pieces are unique and unexpected making them perfect for modern contemporary spaces.

This luxe nightstand is the perfect combination of form and function. It has a rounded silhouette and pearl finish fluted exterior.

The tapered gold metal legs add a touch of glam and sophistication. This night table would look fabulous in any neutral bedroom design.

2. Metal Nightstand

bernhardt metal nightstands

Bernhardt is another fabulous trade vendor that has an amazing showroom at High Point Market. Their pieces have an elevated contemporary look that’ll set your design apart from everyone else.

A great way to add interest to any design is with furniture pieces made with mixed materials. This nightstand has a cherry and Gmelina exterior, capiz shell front, and steel x base design.

The beauty of a mixed material nightstand is it makes it easier to coordinate with a complementary dresser. You can combine this nightstand with a matching dark wood dresser or a lighter tone that ties back the face.

It can even be paired with a silver dresser that matches the base of the nightstands. There are many possibilities when designing with mixed materials.

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3. Best Modern Solid Wood Nightstand

interlude 2 drawer nightstands with gold trim

This nightstand is by Interlude another fan favorite at High Point. Their pieces are original and elevated making them perfect for contemporary homes.

The open silhouette of this neutral nightstand will make your bedroom design feel sophisticated and expansive. It has two drawers, a faux linen surface, and champagne silver details that’ll take your makeover to the next level.

For those who love the look of gold mixed with shagreen, that combination is also available in this style. Either one will make a fabulous addition to your bedroom makeover.

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4. Mint Bedroom Nightstand

mint nightstands

There’s so much to love about this stylish bedside table. If you’re looking to add a pop of color to your bedroom design this timeless nightstand is for you.

It’s available in four colorways including the mint style shown above. It has a brass and lucite pull that compliments the polished lacquer finish perfectly.

This nightstand would be awesome for all my glam fashionista friends.

5. Burlwood Nightstand

burl wood nightstands

You know how much I love me some burl wood furniture and this nightstand is simply put fabulous! The beauty of burl wood is it has natural knots and graining for an organic vibe.

The brass iron legs and drawer pulls are the perfect complements to the pattern and texture of this timeless piece. If you’re looking to add personality to your bedroom makeover this night table is for you.

What is burl wood furniture?

burl is a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner. It is commonly found in the form of a rounded outgrowth on a tree trunk or branch that is filled with small knots from dormant buds.

The burl forms large, knobby-looking growths on the base and trunk of the tree. These deformed sections would otherwise be discarded if it weren’t for furniture makers, artists, and sculptors who see the tree’s flaws as beautiful.

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6. Best Affordable Nightstands

best modern black nightstand

At just under $400 this TOV affordable nightstand is fabulous for anyone just starting out. It features a large drawer and open shelf for all your storage needs.

The simple modern silhouette will complement a variety of bed styles from four posters to upholstered and more! If you prefer the look of a white nightstand that color is available in this style as well.

The above video is a little taste of what it feels like to experience High Point Market from the TOV showroom. This is always one of my favorite retailers to visit during the trip.

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If you have a tighter budget this set of two nightstands from Amazon has a similar look. There are five styles and colorways to choose from depending on the look you’re after.

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7. Black Hide Bedside Table

best modern hide nightstand

Add an unexpected look to your bedroom makeover with this hide nightstand. It has a clear acrylic pull, glass shelf, and single drawer for all your storage needs.

The gold base and trim add a touch of glam and contrast to the stylish table. It’s also available in grey hide with silver accents depending on the look you’re after.

This piece will make a fabulous addition to any modern contemporary bedroom design.

8. Grey Hide Nightstand

best modern hide nightstand

If you need more storage in your bedroom go for this three-drawer nightstand. It features the same grey hide and gold accents as the style above.

The beauty of this material is it’ll add warmth, depth, and texture to the otherwise simple silhouette. There is also a two and four-drawer option you should check out as well.

This is for anyone loving all the designer nightstands flooding your Instagram feed. 

9. Shagreen Nightstand

best modern shagreen and wood nightstand

Shagreen furniture is fabulous for adding texture to any living space. This nightstand is made of dark walnut veneers and embossed shagreen with gold detailing.

It has a low-profile silhouette and two wide drawers that offer plenty of room for personal items, undergarments, socks, hosiery, and more! The best part is it’s available in three finishes depending on your design.

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10. Best Smart Nightstand

best modern navy nightstand

Make a statement in your bedroom design with this modern navy and gold nightstand. This bedside table features three drawers with generous storage space and a trendy design.

It’s the perfect balance of style and function. One of the best features is the hidden power outlets and USB ports for all your charging needs.

11. Wood Pedestal Nightstand

best modern pedestal nightstand

Add a touch of mod meets Boho with this pedestal nightstand. It’s great for small or large bedroom designs since the narrow base will blend in seamlessly.

Inspired by the design style of the 60s it has a nostalgic vibe that’ll take any space to the next level. The beautiful wood tone will add warmth and an organic element that’s especially perfect for California eclectic homes.

Choose from washed or ebony walnut when placing your order online.

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12. Mixed-Material Nightstand

best modern mixed material nightstand

This mixed-material nightstand is sure to command attention. It’s available in a dark and light finish depending on your design.

If you’re looking to create a bedroom oasis this nightstand is fabulous. It has a white marble top, reeded oak detailing, and brass hardware. The two drawers are awesome for all your storage needs.

Elevate the look of your chic bedroom design with this statement night table. Your hubby is sure to be a fan too!

The Finnley collection also has a sideboard version available. On a recent trip to Arhaus, I had the pleasure of seeing her in person and I have to say she’s stunning.

13. Rattan Modern Nightstand

black wood nightstands

At just over $200 this affordable nightstand will make a fabulous addition to your bedroom makeover. It has woven rattan panels, an antique black finish frame, and a brass metal base.

Add a pair to elevate to either side of your bed for symmetrical balance. It’s great for a master bedroom, guest room, and Airbnb space.

No matter where they go guests will appreciate the two drawers of storage and stylish silhouette.

When You Know Better You Do Better

Should nightstands be as tall as bed?

The average size nightstand is between 24″ and 36″ tall. This will pair well with the height of a mattress which is typically 25″.
Most designers recommend the top of a nightstand be level or 2-4″ taller than the top of your mattress. That way when laying in bed you don’t have far to reach when grabbing items off your bedside table.

What’s the difference between a nightstand and a bedside table?

The difference between a nightstand and a bedside table can be confusing for some. In general, a nightstand has at least one drawer and storage space.
A bedside table on the other hand is usually similar to a side table without any drawers. Since both are similar they’re often referred to as bedside tables.

Do my nightstands need to match my bed?

No! Your nightstands do not need to match your bed in fact it’s better if they don’t. If you are looking to create a designer-curated space selecting coordinating furniture is the way to go.
It can be very tempting to buy all the pieces off the showroom floor but DON’T DO IT! You’ll wind up with a bedroom that’s bland and lacking personality.

Should you have 2 bedside tables?

You should have two bedside tables if you like symmetry and balance. Not to mention it’s also a best practice in feng shui principles to create a harmonious look.
Another benefit of two bedside tables is each person will have their own space to store personal items close by. You can never have too much storage in the bedroom.

Additional Modern Nightstands

Here are some additional modern bedroom nightstands that didn’t make the roundup board. If you’re looking for more affordable options you’ll love these too!

I hope these modern nightstands help you design a bedroom you love!

This post is all about the best modern nightstand styles.

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Last Updated on December 11, 2023 by Nicole DelaCruz

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