Another thing on your checklist when purchasing a nightstand is choosing a style for your nightstand. What style nightstand are you looking for? Nightstands vary in style from classic traditional, to Victorian, to modern contemporary, to shabby chic among others. The key to finding the perfect style for your nightstand is to choose a style that blends in with everything else in your bedroom.
Mounted on a swivel base, the tool chest pictured reaches the desired height (in relation to the bed) and offers convenient portability. Thrift stores (and Grandma’s attic) are chockablock with vintage suitcases. Stacked on top of one another, two or three can serve as an offbeat, eye-catching, yet perfectly functional DIY nightstand. If you want, lay a cut-to-size pane of glass—or even a mirror—on top of the uppermost case for a smooth, easily cleaned surface. Nightstands are important: They are one of the last things we see before we go to bed and one of the first things we see when waking up.
Bedroom nightstands double as good finish tables within your living room or den. At just the appropriate height to reach from the couch, nightstands disguise themselves perfectly as end tables. With drawers and tiny shelves, a nightstand presents far more storage space than the average finish table.
Before you can purchase the right nightstand for your bedroom you have to decide on the specific needs for the nightstand. Exactly what will you be using your nightstand for? All night stands are handy when it comes to extra storage but they can also be helpful in many other different ways.