What is a nightstand?
Nightstands are a bedroom necessity. This is where you put your book, glass of water, phone, or a lamp. At vidaXL, there are plenty of options for you. Choose a bedside table with a drawer or a door. Some bedside tables have the simple shape of a stool. Others offer plenty of storage room.
Think of your needs and pick the suitable model. Then look around and decide on the style of the room. Bedside tables are awesome because they bring a lot of character to your bedroom. You have the option of buying bedside tables that match the existing décor or you can go for bedside cabinets in a different style. Let’s go over the high-quality vidaXL nightstands in various materials and styles.
The right model of bedside tables
Bedside tables havetwo important roles: they’re practical and look amazing. Compared to other furniture pieces, you can get creative when choosing bedside tables. Some people want matching nightstands. But having two different ones helps you design a special bedroom look. Discover the bedside table options at vidaXL and find the perfect ones.
Because many of us deal with limited bedroom space, narrow nightstands usually have a square shape. This makes them perfect for smaller spaces, while remaining practical. Based on your storage needs, you can choose from various models.
Those with simple shelves look nice and allow your stuff to be out in the open. Decorate them with plants, books, or interesting lamps. You can choose narrow bedside cabinets with both drawers and shelves. They look pretty and satisfy your storage needs.
In a modern bedroom choose floating nightstands, that are also space-savers. The wall-mounted nightstand has a solid tabletop and a drawer. What makes it special is the compact design. Get amarble or concrete pattern for a unique bedroom.
If you want to take it to the next level, we recommend those with LED fixtures. You can change the colour of the lights as you please or let it change by itself. This detail lets you set the mood in the bedroom and give it a special glow.
Nightstands with drawers
When you need storage space, choose nightstands with drawers. This way you get to keep your things hidden away, for a neat look. Another plus comes from the various designs of the doors. They can have different colours or decorative details.
A nightstand that has two drawers is perfect for smaller bedrooms. The size of the drawers lets you store enough things. From books and magazines to other stuff you need close to bed, keep everything out of sight. Depending on the model you pick, with or without legs, a 2-drawer nightstand can be 35 to 50 cm tall.
The 3-drawer nightstand is the deluxe version of nightstands with drawers. These offer ample storage space, due to their 3 sliding drawers. Choose this model of nightstand if you need plenty of storage. Some of them don’t have legs and reach a height of 55 cm. When equipped with legs, they can be as tall as 70 cm.
Pick a special design for your bedside tables
At vidaXL, we appreciate different tastes in style. That is why we offer bedside tables in unique designs. See our vintage looking suitcase nightstand, with tall metal legs. Made of MDF, this nightstand comes in every colour, from bright yellow to dark blue. For a fancier vibe, choose one made of velvet.
An unusual shape for a nightstand will make your bedroom stand out. Check out our triangle-shaped bamboo bedside tables that are modular. The special combination of bamboo and rattan gives your bedroom a unique vibe.
Bedside tables in many styles
The style of your bedroom is very important. This is where you start your day and recharge for the next one. Build an atmosphere that’s relaxing and suits your taste. To help you with this, we have a variety of bedside tables in popular styles.
Retro style fans appreciate vidaXL’s collection of bedside tables. We offer wooden nightstands that feature the famous mid-century design. Round corners, fine lines but with a decorative purpose, details that make these nightstands the focal point of the room. The interesting combination of wood brings a nice retro vibe. Take a look at our bedside tables with decorative drawers or pick those with mid-century patterns on the doors.
Industrial bedside tables
Industrial-looking nightstands can be used in almost every type of bedrooms. They’re the perfect match next to a metal bed frame. But you can play with the décor and combine them with a wooden bed frame, for a modern look. Most of our industrial nightstands are made of metal, with simple glass shelving. Others have drawers, too. For a warmer look, choose nightstands that combine wood and metal.
Bedside tables for modern interiors
Subtle lines, light shades, and glossy details. The modern vidaXL bedside tables come in white, black, concrete grey, or marble textures. Some are wall-mounted for a nice clean look. Others have minimalist legs that work with the simple design. Bedside tables with a glossy finish are simply beautiful.
Farmhouse bedside cabinets
Your romantic bedroom needs farmhouse inspired bedside cabinets. These nightstands follow the traditional style of rustic homes. The lovely shapes – resembling rustic stools – work best when made of solid wood in a natural colour. Pick a white farmhouse nightstand with drawers. This has knobs or decorative handles that will make it stand out. Style it with family photos and add a potted plant.
A variety of materials for nightstands
Here at vidaXL, we only stock bedside tables made from robust materials. They have to be sturdy, yet stylish. In order to match different styles and tastes, we use several materials for nightstands.
Wooden bedside tables
Nightstands made of solid wood are timeless. Depending on your colour preference, we offer plenty of options. There’s the solid oak and pinewood, both in lighter shades to match the romantic French style.
For a more exotic look, solid mango wood is the best choice. Darker in shade, this type of wood has beautiful grains. Same goes for solid acacia bedside tables. It allows for lovely colour combinations.
If you want something special for your nightstands, go for reclaimed wood. The mixed colour finish, coming from joists, floors, and beams from old buildings makes this piece of furniture unique. Solid reclaimed wood nightstands are perfect for a cosy bedroom atmosphere.
Metal (and glass) nightstands
It is obvious that our metal bedside tables are perfect for an industrial décor. They feature a simple design with shelves and thin legs. Some also have drawers. Shelves can be also made of metal or glass.
Place these nightstands in a smaller space, as they can make it look bigger.
If you have a brighter bedroom, go for vidaXL’s metal bedside tables in happy colours. Pink, olive, or yellow, these nightstands are perfect for a cosybedroom design.
Chipboard bedside tables
Chipboard is the kind of material that looks amazing, lasts in time, and is cheaper than solid wood. No wonder chipboard bedside tables are so popular. The glossy finish of some nightstands makes them the ideal addition to your modern bedroom. Chipboard is also the perfect platform for many colours and patterns like concrete or marble. Durable in time, our chipboard bedside tables are easy to maintain.
What is the right size for your bedside tables?
Bedside tables have a big decorative purpose. But they also have to be practical. We use nightstands for the comfort of having everything we need within reach. A glass of water, the book you’re reading, your phone. Then a lamp, maybe a potted plant or a vase for fresh flowers. To fit everything and look good, choose the right size.
How high is a nightstand?
Make sure you caneasily reach your cup of tea without incidents. The bedside table needs to be around the same height as the top of the mattress. The ideal height is 40-50 cm.
What's the best size for the nightstand's surface area?
Depending on the size of the bed, choosing the right width for the nightstands is important. If you have a single bed, go for smaller ones, around 30 - 35 cm wide. A King size bed needs bigger bedside tables of 35 – 45 cm. The nightstand’s surface area is relevant for the things you choose to place on it. A lamp is always a great idea, next to the books you’re reading. For decorative purposes, you can even add a tray for candles.
What's a common size for a nightstand?
To make sure you have enough room on your nightstand but also storage space, pick those that have a common size. Although it depends on the model and shape, the standard size of a nightstand is 40x35 cm (WxD).
Should a nightstand be higher or lower than my bed?
This really depends on your preferences and bedframe height. But the general rule of thumb says that your nightstand should be the same level as the top of your mattress. If your bedroom furniture allows it, you can even go for nightstands that are 5 to 10 cm than the top of the mattress. This way, you can reach above – and not below – to grab your glass of water, which is more comfortable.
Keep your bedside tables looking like new - cleaning tips
When you buy vidaXL’s high-quality nightstands, you know you’ll enjoy them for years. They’re sturdy and robust, to last in time. These bedside tables are also easy to maintain. You only need to occasionally clean them from dust with a damp cloth.
Wooden bedside tables do need a bit more care. To avoid staining the wood, use coasters for your glass or cup of tea. Clean the wooden nightstand with a natural wood cleaner and a dry cloth. To get rid of glass ring stains, mix equal parts vinegar and olive oil. Apply the solution with a soft cloth in the direction of the wood grains. Wipe it with a dry cloth and let it dry.
How to style your bedside tables
Choose grey nightstands. It’s a fantastic colour that fits every style and is super easy to style. It works with every other colour you might add to the room, and it helps you create a warm atmosphere.
Get a table lamp that fits the size of the nightstand. Add a couple of books, stacked horizontally.
Bring nature in. Pick a small potted plant or even a hanging plant that will beautifully dress your bedside table. Or opt for a vase with fresh flowers.
Design a contrasting background. You can use hanging or leaning wall art, a framed photo, or even a mirror. This detail adds a lot of texture to your bedroom décor.
Small decorative objects will make your bedside tables stand out. A golden tray with scented candles, a basket on the shelf, statues, or memorabilia.