A Bedside Table to suit your Bedroom

a rattan beds side table centred in this image with a rattan bedhead and a mango wood ladder rack on either side.

While bedside tables are essentially nightstands that hold your gadgets, books, night lamp etc; no other piece of furniture can add beauty and function to your room like a perfectly chosen bedside table.

Bedside tables are a necessity and if you’re in the market for one, you might be surprised at the high number of options that are on offer. From material to size, there are a number of key factors that can determine your choice.

Here is our two cents to help you select the best bedside table for you.

Factors to Consider

There are a number of things that you could consider but we found these 5 factors to be the most important when it comes to buying the perfect bedside table.


The height of the side table needs to be perfect, ideally in aligmnet with top of your matress.  Not only does height affect the function, a smaller or taller side table can look out of place and defeat its purpose of being aesthetic while also being functional.


It goes without saying that you can’t fit a huge side table on either side of the bed in a tiny room. When shopping for the perfect nightstand, make sure that your shortlisted side table can conveniently fit on either side of the bed.


You’re getting the side table for a reason, and storage is one of the top things that people look for in a side table. There’s no right answer to what amount of storage is enough.

Make sure you choose something that has enough internal space to accommodate most things you keep on top of the table. 

Material Choice

This is probably the most important aspect in our opinion because it not only affects the durability but the aesthetics of the space as well. Rattan bedside tables and vintage bed side tables have been quite popular over the last couple of years.

While the vintage ones have already stood the test of time, rattan details combined with a solid wood can withstand a lot of weight while also being lightweight to handle.


It goes without saying that your room is your haven where you go to unwind at night and it should reflect your tatse and who you are. You need to make the choice very carefully to ensure the bedside table synchronises with the aesthetics of rest of the room or even leads the way in lifting the room. This can include matching it with the rugs, the existing furniture, or the style of your bed.


Finding the right bedside table can be a tricky task as it can either make everything feel in place or it could compromise the whole bedroom experience. You want the right mix of stylish and utilitarian.