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Wooden Nightstand Ideas for Your Bedroom

by Great American Home Store

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Advantages of Wooden Nightstands

Rooms & Styles

Storage Options

5 Wooden Nightstand Ideas for Your Bedroom

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Wooden nightstands are beautiful and functional pieces of furniture. Adding a nightstand to your bedroom furniture set provides additional storage, organization, and a design accent. Wooden nightstands are available in a multitude of finishes including distressed, dark stain, light wood, and natural wood.

Unsure which style nightstand is right for you? Get inspired by this collection of five wooden nightstand ideas for your bedroom!

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Advantages of Wooden Nightstands

Wooden nightstands are durable and convenient storage pieces for your bedroom. If you are debating whether or not to invest the additional money in a wooden nightstand or two, take a look at this list of advantages of having a nightstand next to your bed.

  • Takes up minimal space. Wooden nightstands are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are very small and compact. Even if your bedroom is small, odds are, there is a nightstand that will fit. Wooden nightstands take up a small amount of space and provide much-needed organization.
  • Additional storage & organization. Books, creams, glasses, and phones are easily tucked away into a wooden nightstand. There are a variety of storage options available including shelves, drawers, and a combination of the two. Using a nightstand keeps belongings off the floor and organized.
  • Design accent. Wood nightstands are available in tons of different colors and styles. You can pick one that matches your bedroom set, or go bold and choose a contrasting color.
  • Convenient display area. Wake up next to your favorite family photo by placing it on your nightstand. In addition to providing convenient storage solutions, nightstands are great display areas. You can put a decorative lamp on it for late-night reading, or have a glass of water handy.
  • Keeps belongings clean. Bedrooms are prone to getting dusty. Keep your belongings clean by tucking them away in a wooden nightstand.
  • De-clutter to de-stress. Clutter creates stress and anxiety. Those are the exact opposite emotions you want to feel when you are trying to get a restful night’s sleep. A nightstand organizes your personal belongings and keeps surfaces and floors free from clutter.

Rooms & Styles

Wooden nightstands are available in a variety of sizes and styles. No matter what your design aesthetic is, there is a nightstand that will complement, whether you’re contemporary, rustic, classic, or eclectic in style. For a universal piece of furniture, choose natural wood nightstands.

Short on space? Nightstands are sold separately and in pairs. If you have room on either side of your bed, get two. If your bed is pressed against the wall on one side, create asymmetry in the room by putting a nightstand by the open side of the bed. If the room has two beds in it, use a wider nightstand to create an aisle by placing the wooden nightstand in the middle and a bed on either side.

Storage Options

Nightstands are available in several storage configurations.

2 or 3 Drawers

If you have a lot of small items to store in your nightstand, get one with two or three drawers. Easily tuck away glasses, a phone, a tablet, and hand creams. A solid wood nightstand is very durable and usually have dovetail joints in the drawers. This reinforces the drawers and allows them to hold a good amount of weight.

Drawer + Door

Not sure what you want to keep in your nightstand? Choose one with combination storage that includes a drawer and a door. Behind the door is a space with an adjustable shelf. This allows you to stack books and tuck away larger items. The drawer is still conveniently available for easy access to glasses, phones, and personal items.

1 Drawer

If you don’t need storage, but want the convenience of a tabletop next to your bed, choose a wood nightstand that is aopen on the bottom. There is still a single drawer to hide away small items, but the lower portion of the nightstand is just legs. This gives a more open feel and is ideal for people who like minimalism.

5 Wooden Nightstand Ideas for Your Bedroom

We’ve had our eyes on a few of our favorite nightstands from our very own catalog, and we want to share them with you. Here are five best wooden nightstands we highly recommend.

Best Light Wood Nightstand Idea: New Classic Home Furnishings Ashland Rustic White Nightstand

Side view of the New Classic Home Furnishings Ashland wooden nighstand

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The Ashland collection nightstand by New Classic Home Furnishings is simple and refined. It is made from wood veneer and features high-end detailing. It has a light wood finish that has been wire-brushed to give it a rustic vibe that complements farmhouse and cottage bedroom schemes.

This nightstand was built to last. Each drawer features English and French dovetails for added stability. Felt lines the bottom of both drawers to protect the wood from stains and dirt. Kenlin glides ensure the drawers pull out smoothly and easily.

This rustic nightstand is just one piece of the Ashland Rustic collection. Shop through a variety of bedroom pieces that feature the same wire-brushed finish including bed frames, dressers, and mirrors. It is also sold as a set.

Best Dark Wood Nightstand Idea: Elements Slater Tobacco Nightstand with USB

Front view of the Elements International Slater wooden nightstand

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This dark-stained wooden nightstand combines traditional styling with modern convenience. The slate tobacco nightstand is made out of oak and poplar wood, stained a deep color for high visual impact. Unique detailing, like its bulbous feet and antiqued brass hardware, give this wooden nightstand an elegant feel.

Each drawer is finished on the inside and features English and French dovetail joints. Organize your personal belongings in any of the three drawers, including two larger bottom drawers for wardrobe and personal belongings. A USB port is conveniently located on the upper back of the nightstand to easily charge your phone, tablet, or laptop while you sleep.

Complete your bedroom furniture ensemble with a tall dresser, low-height bureau, or mirrored vanity in the same tobacco finish from Elements International.

Best Natural Wood Nightstand Idea: Vaughan-Bassett Dovetail Natural 2-Drawer Nightstand

The Vaughan-Basset two-drawer wooden nightstand

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The natural beauty of white oak is exemplified in this 2-drawer nightstand from Vaughan-Bassett. Its simple design is contemporary and aesthetically pleasing. The sturdy construction of this natural wood nightstand will last for decades. Its design is timeless and will serve as a classic storage piece for years to come.

Each drawer has self-closing dual steel bar bearings for an ultra-smooth glide. Dovetail joints reinforce each drawer by a patent-pending process that is exclusive to Vaughan-Bassett furniture. The drawer handles are thin, metal pulls that almost blend into the natural grain of the wood.

This natural wood nightstand is completed in a reclaimed wood fashion. The natural cracks and knots in the wood have been preserved to give the nightstand an authentic look. This nightstand is as close to Mother Nature as you can get in a piece of furniture.

Shop the entire bedroom collection of Vaughan-Bassett Natural Wood furniture in-store and online. The complete product line includes bed frames, nightstands, and dressers. 

Best Industrial Wood Nightstand: Austin Group Forge Nightstand

The Austin Group Furniture Forge collection wooden nightstand

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The Forge nightstand by the Austin Group is a hearty and rugged piece of furniture. The design incorporates Asian hardwood and faux concrete to achieve a unique and industrial feel. The drawers and body of the nightstand are made of veneer, while the top is made out of faux concrete and steel banding.

This wooden nightstand has two drawers with the top drawer lined with velvet. Both drawers feature dovetail joints and steel ball bearings for easy and reliable use. The entire Forge collection brings a cozy and rustic charm to any bedroom. In addition to the nightstand, the Austin Group has a bed frame, TV chest, and dresser set in the Forge collection.

Best Distressed Wood Nightstand Idea: Vintage Furniture Joanna Nightstand

Front view of the Vintage Furniture Joanna wooden nightstand

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The Vintage Joanna nightstand is undoubtedly as charming as it is functional. Three drawers offer ample storage for a variety of bedroom essentials. The drawers have fully extended glides for maximum drawer depth. The inside of each drawer is supported by English and French dovetail joints to provide extra strength and durability.

This solid-wood nightstand is made out of 100 percent Brazilian Pine. It has been painted with distressed Nero white paint. The natural wood look of the Brazilian Pine pops through the white paint giving the nightstand an expensive look. This nightstand was built with the best materials to last a long time.

A bedroom furniture set is not complete without a nightstand. Besides looking great, a nightstand helps keep you organized and offers a safe place to tuck away belongings. Whether you purchase a pair or a single, investing in wooden nightstands is a smart choice. Their durable construction and heavy material ensure they will last for decades.

Why Trust Great American Home Store?

Boasting the largest selection of in-stock home furnishings in the Mid-South, the Great American Home Store is your one-stop shop to find all the furniture and décor items your home needs. Our buying team is constantly searching across the globe for the next hot style in home fashion products. We go to several markets a year comparison-shopping to ensure you’ll be able to find everything from formal living to casual comfort at the lowest prices. Since our business is backed by the manufacturer, we can promise that we bring you all your furniture needs at prices that are far below our competitors’.

At the Great American Home Store, we also understand the importance of offering a vast selection for any-size budget. We offer many flexible financing options with approved credit so that you can find the perfect furnishings to reflect your unique style.

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The home of your dreams is closer than you think. Shop nightstands online or visit us today at one of our furniture stores in Memphis, TN and the Mid-South. Check out our website to shop local furniture sales and subscribe to our email list to be the first to learn about our special offers. Our experts at Great American Home Store are always happy to help you discover a beautiful wooden nightstand — whether you call us at 800-260-4898 or use our online chat feature. Contact us today!

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