Combine Fashion and Function with Nightstands.
The right nightstands can make a bedroom feel complete.
With so many styles of nightstands, choosing the right kind can feel like a daunting process. Should you go for modern or classic? Minimalist or heavier pieces with shelves and drawers? And how tall should they be? The features you pick will depend largely on the size of your room, the size of your bed and how much room you need for storage. Here’s a simple guide for choosing the right nightstands for you:
Height: In general, nightstands should be as high as the top of your mattress (or just an inch or two taller). This will make it easiest to reach for items when you’re lying in bed.
Storage: If you want a place to store remotes, books or other small items, think about nightstands with more storage space — built-in cabinets or drawers will best conceal clutter.
Style: Consider your existing bedroom décor. For a more modern look, think about slim, elegant styles with clean lines — you could even build small shelves directly onto the wall. Larger, classic wood pieces would work well with a more traditional room.
Symmetry: Ideally, if you have room, a nightstand on either side of your bed offers a balanced, cohesive look. (And according to feng shui, it can also increase your relationship luck!) But they don’t have to match exactly as long as you have a design element, like matching lamps, pulling them together.
Before you purchase your nightstands, measure your space to ensure they’ll fit comfortably. And if they have drawers, make sure they’re easy to open and close without making much noise. The right nightstands will not only pull your room together, they’ll help you get a great night’s sleep.
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