With so many styles of nightstands, choosing the right kind can feel like a daunting process. Should you go for modern or classic? Minimalist or heavier pieces with shelves and drawers? And how tall should they be?
The features you pick will depend largely on the size of your room, the size of your bed and how much room you need for storage.
Here’s a simple guide for choosing the right nightstands for you:
In general, nightstands should be as high as the top of your mattress (or just an inch or two taller). This will make it easiest to reach for items when you’re lying in bed.
If you want a place to store remotes, books or other small items, think about nightstands with more storage space — built-in cabinets or drawers will best conceal clutter.