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FURINNO Andrey End

Table Nightstand with Bin Drawer

VECELO Modern Versatile X-Design

The top and bottom open shelf gives sufficient storage room for storing and displaying. 

Winsome White Wood Claire Accent

Simple carved rails complement roomy storage drawer and open shelf

FURINNO 3-Tier Walnut

Complies with the Green rules of production

Best Bedside Tables

For the maximum in comfort, it’s nice to have everything you need close to hand when relaxing in bed. This review of the best nightstands on the market shows you all the options you have available – from chic and simple products specifically designed for small spaces to sturdy nightstands with shelves or drawers to store all the items you require. To help you make your decision, we’ll look at the features to consider when choosing nightstands, from the materials used to the products that will look best in your home.

FURINNO Andrey End Table Nightstand with Bin Drawer

One of our favorite bedside tables, FURINNO Andrey End Table Nightstand with Bin Drawer has a quality feel and is perfect if you only have a small space. It’s relatively low in height, making it suitable for beds that are lower to the ground or even a child’s bedroom. The bin drawer is just what you need to stow away all those loose items, keeping everything to hand, and ensuring your room is always looking tidy!

Pros

  • Durable and stable
  • Includes fabric drawer
  • Clear assembly instructions
  • Good for small spaces
  • Very good value for money

Cons

  • Fairly low and small
  • Drawer can only hold lightweight items
  • Dowels are fragile

VECELO Modern Versatile X-Design Bedside Table

This attractive VECELO Modern Versatile X-Design Bedside Table comes with a shelf and one drawer, which is ideal for organizing all your smaller items and keeping them in one place. It has a shiny finish which means it’s very easy to keep it looking good – any spills can be easily removed with a damp cloth. The unique black x-shaped frame of this table gives it a modern look that fits well in any room in your home.

Pros

  • Strong and durable
  • Easy to clean – just wipe with a damp cloth
  • Lightweight and easy to move
  • Shelf and drawer give additional storage space
  • Comes with assembly tools

Cons

  • Assembly instructions are confusing
  • May be too low for some beds

 

Winsome White Wood Claire Accent Table

The Winsome White Wood Claire Accent Table has an elegant, curved design that looks both modern and stylish. Made of solid beechwood it includes a drawer for storing items plus an additional open shelf. It’s available in black or white, making it easy to find the best one to suit your room. One point to note is that the white version of this nightstand is an antique white, not a bright white.

Pros

  • Drawer and shelf provide extra storage space
  • Feels solid and well made
  • Easy to assemble
  • Rounded corners for safety – best choice around younger children
  • Great value for money

Cons

  • Bottom of the drawer is thin
  • Drawer doesn’t always slide in and out smoothly
  • Paintwork is thin and easily scratched

FURINNO 3-Tier Walnut & Black Bedside Table

One of the best nightstands for the price is this FURINNO 3-Tier Walnut & Black Bedside Table, available in several finishes. It’s absolutely perfect for small spaces and has a very simple design that looks stylish in any room. Keeping it clean is easy – it just needs wiping over with a damp cloth.

Pros

  • Great for small spaces
  • Corners are rounded for safety
  • Resistant to water and scratches
  • Durable
  • Easy to assemble – no tools required
  • Has a high-quality look

Cons

  • Little space between top and middle shelf
  • Somewhat lightweight
  • Comes with stickers attached to nightstand that are hard to remove

Features To Consider With Bedside Tables

Design

Bedside tables come in various designs so you need to think about what type you are looking for. Some of the best nightstands come with a shelf, or maybe one or two drawers. When you’re looking at products with drawers, consider what you’ll be storing. This is because the drawers on some tables are made from fabric, not wood, meaning they’re not suitable for heavier items. Think, too, about the overall theme and decor in your home and look for a design that complements it. Some bedside tables are designed to look cute and rustic, whereas others have a more contemporary, stylish aesthetic. If you have young children, you will also want to ensure the design is safe – is it stable, for example, and are there any sharp corners?

Dimensions

The dimensions of your nightstand are very important to check! First, you need to make sure that any bedside tables you’re considering will easily fit into the space available, whilst allowing for extra room to open a drawer (if applicable). But one of the biggest mistakes made when looking at bedside tables is not taking into account the height. Whilst some futons and beds are quite low to the ground, other types of beds can be significantly higher. Check the height of the nightstands you’re considering to make sure they are tall enough to reach comfortably when placed against the side of your bed.

Material

The best nightstands are made of high-quality materials that will give you years of use. But there is a lot of variation in the materials used, from engineered wood to solid wood, and from steel frames or legs to fabric bins or storage pouches. Check the specifications carefully to determine the materials used to construct the products you like and consider whether they will be practical for use in your home.

Storage

If you’re planning to store a lot of items rather than simply use your bedside table as somewhere to place your alarm clock and lamp, then the best nightstands to look for are those that provide an additional drawer or shelf at the very minimum. Some nightstands will offer both and these are the best choice of all, giving you somewhere to stow smaller items out of the way, plus a shelf to display objects of your choice or simply make a pile of books for bedtime reading.

Strength & Durability

The best nightstands to look for are those constructed from premium, sturdy materials such as solid wood or steel. Not only will these be more durable and last a lot longer, but they will also be able to support more weight. Nightstands made with lightweight materials will only safely be able to support smaller items like books, clocks, small lamps, etc, whereas more solidly constructed products will be able to take the additional weight of items like computer equipment, pot plants, etc. The specifications for most nightstands will indicate the maximum weight they are capable of supporting.

Weight

There are two main reasons to take weight into consideration when searching for the best nightstands for your home. The first is strength and stability – on the whole, a heavier bedside table will provide better support for your items than a more lightweight model. The second is practicality, both in terms of the assembly and the portability of the table. If you are assembling it yourself, then you may need an additional pair of hands if the table is especially heavy. By the same token, it won’t be easy to move a heavy table from room to room. So if you are looking for a bedside table that you can also use as an end table in another room in your home, for example, then it may be worth looking for one that is constructed from more lightweight materials.