Nightstands are your bedtime companion for getting a good night’s rest. I keep all my nighttime necessities on my nightstand, to remind me of what I need to do before bed! There are lots of different tables and chests you can use for a nightstand. Personally I prefer a nightstand that has at least one drawer so I can hide little things that can make the space look cluttered.
Let’s go over the different types of nightstands you can buy for your bedroom, and some ideas for what to keep on them!
Types of Nightstands
There are three major types of nightstands you will come across.
Simple Side Table
Any simple side table can be used as a nightstand. From accent tables to side tables, if you find a table you like, then why not consider using it as a nightstand? As long as it isn’t too large, the table should work just fine!
Drawer and Shelf Nightstand
The drawer and shelf combination nightstand is probably the most popular style of nightstand you will find. This type of nightstand allows you to hide smaller objects in the drawer, while using a shelf below to display any decorative objects or books you may have. It’s a great choice!
The side chest offers the most storage and privacy. If you have small children and don’t want them digging around and accidentally finding any medicine, then a side chest might be the best nightstand for you! It offers lots of hidden storage for keeping your things private.
What to Keep on Your Nightstand
Everyone’s nightstand essentials will differ. Here are a couple ideas for what to keep on your nightstand!
- Sleeping Mask
- Night Cream
- Lip Balm
- Sleeping Pills
- Table Lamp
Nightstands by Style
Don’t miss our articles on Scandinavian nightstands! We’ll have more coming soon. In the mean time, I hope this post gave you a better ideas of the types of nightstands available.