Modern Nightstands That Complete The Room With Their Uniqueness

You may be tempted to think that it’s the bed that gives character to the bedroom and defines it as a space. But that’s not usually the case. It’s things like the nightstands or the window treatments that have the biggest impact on the overall décor. In order words, a modern nightstand with an interesting design has the potential to totally change the way your bedroom looks like.

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Designed by Tarcisio Colzani for Porada, Riga 2 is a modern nightstand with an elegant design and allure. It features a frame in solid walnut and, although you may not see this, there are also two drawers beautifully concealed.

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Simple, cute and versatile, the Red Componibili nightstand is one of those pieces that can fit beautifully in the corner of the bedroom without any fuss and look quite lovely there. Its simple design allows it to also serve as a side table.{found on hivemodern}.

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Plane is a bedside table with one drawer, made of powder-coated steel and available in a series of neutral finishes. The tops and the shelves are in tempered glass painted the same color as the frame or with a wooden finish.{found on lucianobertoncini}.

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This is a different version of the same Plane nightstand. This time, the frame is a bit different. A flat, square base holds the top and sleek drawer and the piece appears to stay suspended on one leg. It’s the type of minimalist designs that make a lot of bedrooms stand out.[found on site}.

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Given how simple the Abbinabili nightstand is, it’s easy to match it with pretty much any kind of bed as long as the overall design stays modern. Pair the nightstand with an interestingly-shaped table lamp or with other colorful accessories.

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The Duo collection by Angel Marti and Enrique Delamo includes a bedside table with an interesting and somewhat unusual design. All the elements in the collection feature designs that are a bit retro and timeless. The nightstand has wooden legs placed at an angle and a chic top.

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Svelte and elegant, the Ziggy Night 2 table comes with a solid walnut base and either a marble or a wooden top. It was designed by Carlo Ballabio and features a sleek storage compartment inside for books and other things.

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Instead of being tall and slender, the EDO bedside table features a different design approach. Its body is short and it offers plenty of space for storing basic items such as a book, a glass of water, a pair of glasses and even a small lamp.

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Built of thermo-treated oak or matt lacquered MDF, the Kube nightstand has great potential, given its simple, sober and elegant design. The top and handles are covered in leather for a bit of extra finesse. This modern nightstand was designed by Giuseppe Bavuso.

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Club is a nightstand with an architectural look and a very chic design. It was designed by Emanuele Zenere for Cattelan Italia and, despite its intricate look, it’s a highly practical and functional piece of furniture. It has a white or graphite wooden frame and one drawer. The side surfaces are upholstered in leather.{found on site}.

Built-in designs.

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Built-in nightstands are quite popular in modern homes. They’re wonderful when you want to preserve a sense of space. This one, for example, is a simple shelf molded around the wall but it’s really practical.{found on richardbubnowskidesign}.

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Other designs are more generous, like this wall-mounted nightstand that, together with the bed, forms a set that appears to be floating in mid air, allowing the room to feel really airy and spacious.{found on team7}.

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The concept behind this bed and nightstand set is intriguing. That’s because, given the way they’re designed, the nightstands resemble chairs. It’s a modern interpretation of the rustic decors where that was actually true.

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It’s common for the headboard and nightstands to be connected in modern designs. Either the headboard is extended to also accommodate the nightstand or the nightstand is attached to it in a way that makes the design look natural and continuous.

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In some cases, the nightstands could very well be freestanding pieces of furniture but they are built-in just to show the connection with the bed or headboard and to form a compact set.{found on robertmcain}.

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Because the bed has a canopy and the overall design is eclectic, the type of structure where the headboard and the nightstands form one robust unit is suitable for this bedroom, the result being an eclectic décor.{found on esencial}.

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This is another example where the design of the built-in nightstands and headboard suits the room beautifully. That’s because, in this case, they form a contrasting image together with the bed when placed in this white and bright setting.{found on ecrep}.

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In this case, not only that the nightstands are part of the headboard’s design but the whole unit is built-into a much bigger structure that covers the entire wall. However, because it’s white and minimalist, it doesn’t overwhelm the room.

Wall-mounted designs.

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If continuity was the main feature that defined built-in nightstands, in the case of the wall-mounted ones it’s their ability to keep the décor simple, bright and spacious that makes them so wonderful. And they can do that even if they don’t blend in.

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It’s also possible to use wall-mounted nightstands as accessories when creating all sorts of visual effects like through geometric forms and patterns.

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But usually it’s their ability to remain functional and practical without occupying any floor space that makes these nightstand stand out and be so versatile and popular. If you design it right and place it at the right height, you’ll understand just how great it can be.{found on apartmenttherapy}.

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In some cases, designers take advantage of the simplicity of wall-mounted nightstands to make them blend in and become unnoticeable. Like in this case, for example, where the nightstand matches the accent pillows and doesn’t stand out at all.{found on philkeandesigns}.

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When designing these nightstands, the owner took advantage of the stripes on the wall. The thick stripes help conceal the wall-mounted nightstands which feature the same color and approximate dimensions.{found on marycook}.

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In this case, the sleek nightstands were designed to match the wooden accent wall so not only that they blend in wonderfully but they also help maintain a sense of continuity and fluidity throughout the room.{found on cgapartners}.

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The same type of design was used here. The result is an interior décor based on a simple, earthy color palette without strong contrasts or finishes.{found on dcollectivestudio}.

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Alternatively, if you don’t want to match everything in the room, you can choose to make the wall-mounted nightstands stand out against the wooden accent wall. These ones are white and, even though they don’t match the accent wall, they do match the rest of the room.{found on capital-building}.

Mid century flair.

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It’s common to want to give the bedroom a refined look and a chic vibe and what better way to do that than with a mid-century inspired nightstand? It’s easy to make it fit in your contemporary décor. Just find the right accessories.{found on cynthialynn}.

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A simple, wooden nightstand with a robust design that, however, it’s ornate, can look stunning in a modern or contemporary bedroom. The tiny legs give it such a cute vintage look.{found on apartmenttherapy}.

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And if you decide to go with one of these mid century nightstand designs, don’t forget about the whole range of other accent features you can include in the décor. For example, get a giant vase for the corner of the room or a big clock for the wall.

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By keeping the rest of the décor minimalist, you’ll be able to make the nightstand stand out more even if its design is not particularly unusual and only has faint traces of mid century elegance.{found on houzz}.

Shelf nightstands.

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Sometimes all you basically need by your bed is a shelf, just in case. So there’s no point in occupying floor space with a traditional nightstand when you can have one that looks like this. In fact, it might even look better this way.{found on abdesignstudioinc}.

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But just because it’s a simple shelf doesn’t mean that your nightstand has to be boring and forgettable. It can feature an interesting shape, a bold color or a striking look altogether. It’s all in the details.{found on matthewmallett}.