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The Best Nightstands for Small Spaces

If your bedroom is puny, you need a nightstand that won't take up much real estate while providing at least a little storage. Here are 10 standouts.

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Best Overall: HEMNES Nightstand

IKEA is a great place to shop for affordable furniture, and the HEMNES Nightstand is an unbeatable option for small bedrooms — I would know, since I own two of them! These small tables come in white, black and gray. They’re 18-1/8-in. x 13-3/4-in. and 27-1/2-in. high. The nightstands feature a single drawer to store bedroom essentials, as well as a lower shelf for books, tissues and decor.

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Best Pedestal: Decor Therapy Simplify Pedestal Accent Table

Pedestal nightstands are supported by one central leg, and this one is compact enough to use in small bedrooms. The Decor Therapy Simplify Accent Table is available in 13 colors to match any decor. It’s truly petite, measuring 15 inches in diameter and 24 inches high.

The compact footprint is ideal for tucking on either side of your bed, but keep in mind that it won’t be able to hold many items. Supplement with under-bed storage.

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Best C-Shaped: Simpli Home Skyler C Nightstand

The Simpli Home Skyler C Side Table is extremely narrow to fit in tight spaces, like between your bed and the wall. The C-shaped table measures 10 inches wide, 18 inches deep and 24 inches tall. It comes with a metal base and a mango wood top stained dark brown. Because one side opens, you can swing it toward a low bed for use as a small desk or laptop stand.

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Best Floating: Gemini Wall-Mounted Nightstand

These compact nightstands don’t take up floor space because they’re designed to be mounted on your wall. The 70s-inspired Gemini Wall-Mounted Nightstand measures 23-3/4-in. x 13-in. by 5-in. It’s crafted from sustainably sourced wood with a walnut finish. The floating nightstand has a gliding inner drawer, and you can purchase it individually or in a set of two.

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Best for Kids: AmazonBasics Round Storage End Table

For your child’s room, consider the AmazonBasics Round Storage End Table, which comes in four colors. The circular table is 18 inches in diameter and just under 19 inches tall. It’s supported by a four-point metal base with matching tray top. This nightstand also comes with a fabric bin that fits into the bottom, allowing children to store their toys or jammies nearby.

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Best Tall: DHP Rosewood Tall End Table

If you have a taller bed frame, the DHP Rosewood End Tables will be a more suitable height to place beside the bed. This nightstand comes in a dark brown coffee-colored finish, and it stands 29 inches tall — several inches higher than most nightstands.

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Best Adjustable: Ellis Adjustable Pedestal Side Table

What’s great about an adjustable nightstand like the Ellis pedestal side table is the versatility you get from it. You can put it by your bed, next to the couch, off the side of your favorite chair, etc., depending on how you want to use it and when you need it. Adjustable and Multitasking furniture can be huge space-savers when you live in a small house or apartment.

Made of cast iron and solid wood, this model’s great for anyone who prizes the classic industrial style, though it’ll still fit with most decor themes. It goes from 17 inches to 22.5 inches, and the table can hold up to 110 pounds.

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Best for Storage: Breakwater Bay Santa Cruz End Table

If you have a lot of items to store in your nightstand, the Breakwater Bay Santa Cruz End Table will help maximize your small space. Despite its small 15-in. x 11-3/4-in. footprint, this table features a top drawer and two lower baskets where you can keep electronics, books, chargers and more.

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Best DIY: Rennie Mackintosh End Table

You can also make a small-space nightstand with these plans for the Rennie Mackintosh End Table. The Arts and Crafts style table is moderately complex to build so it’s best for intermediate DIYers, but the end result will be worth your efforts.