Photo by Michael J. Lee
Nightstands can add a lot to a bedroom, and are a great way to make a subtle change in your bedroom. Perhaps you have a bedroom “set” from college or a hand me down that doesn’t feel “you”? A great way to update the look is to get new nightstands in a complementary color (if you have a dark wood bed, for example, I’d get ivory or a grasscloth textured pair). If you have a lot of space on the sides of the bed, use smaller scale dresser or extra-wide nightstands to really balance the space and avoid dead empty corners.
One thing to always note before shopping for nightstands though: measure the height of your bed and mattress! Nightstands come in a vast range of heights, and you want your nightstands to be level or a slight bit higher or lower that the mattress height. Not drastically taller or shorter either direction. So check your own dimensions and be SURE to note the height of any pair you are looking at before buying!