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Unboxing Goodness: 20 Box Style Bedside Tables and Nightstands

No bedroom is truly complete without a smart nightstand. It is not just about aesthetics and the picture-perfect look alone. Nightstands and bedside tables usher in an additional layer of comfort even while reinforcing the style and color scheme of the bedroom. A smart, modern nightstand comes in a variety of shapes, styles and forms. From the space-savvy nesting tables next to the bed to those covered in golden, metallic glint, the choice is practical endless. Yet, there is something undeniably classic and equally chic about the box-style bedside table.

DIY bedside table brings a hint of vintage charm to the bedroom

The box-shaped nightstand is all about simplicity that is still captivating. It holds its own in the modern bedroom even while blending in with its surroundings in an effortless fashion. Moving away from the more regularly use round, beside table, these boxed beauties offer ample storage space without actually taking up too much square footage. Today, we shed the spotlight on 20 latest finds along with a few thrifty DIY nightstands that bring home this boxy charm –

Innovative Bedside Tables

Sure, you want a fabulous nightstand that can hold your latest gadgets, provide some tabletop space for the lovely lamp and even tuck away some of the mess around your bed. But getting all that done on a budget is even more fun! A DIY box-style bedside table is easy to craft and you can use everything ranging from worn-out, vintage trunks and cinder blocks to a simple wooden crate and a few metallic beams. The idea is simple, does not take more than a weekend and you have a nightstand that is well and truly unique.

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Modern and minimal wooden bedside table
Simple and industrial box-style DIY bedside table

Of course, not all of us have the time to spare for a DIY project and sometimes we lack the skill as well. There are plenty of playful, creative and charming nightstands out in the market that give your bedroom a dash of boxed magic without going over the top. The best part of it all is that these nifty additions come in a variety of finishes and hues, ensuring that the current theme of your bedroom is left completely unaltered.

Pretty pink and gray nightstand for the girls’ bedroom
Smart modern bedside table idea crafted using modular units
Modular nightstand for the minimal, modern bedroom

Floating Nightstands

The idea of a floating bedside stand might be new, but you would not really know that if you flipped through the images of the most inspiring bedrooms around. Pretty much every homeowner seems to have embraced the idea gleefully and a cool little floating box next to the bed definitely enhances the contemporary appeal of your bedroom. Saving precious square footage, combining these levitating delights with bedside pendant or sconce lighting is the perfect way to complete a small bedroom where every inch matters.

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Small kids’ bedroom idea with modular shelving and corner bed
Ultra-slim contemporary bedroom decor with smart lighting
Chic girls’ bedroom with plenty of pattern and bright color

Double the Storage

From space maximization, we move on to doubling the amount of bedside tabletop room and storage area with twin nightstands. The advantages here are obvious and even in a really small bedroom; the bedside table duo offers symmetry and sense of visual continuity. If you are planning on using two bedside table lamps in a small bedroom, then choosing identical nightstands is a smart option. In large rooms, a mismatched nightstand approach works perfectly well. No matter which route you take, make sure that you get the placement and proportion just right.

Industrial modern bedroom with space-savvy design
Matching wooden nightstands along with table lamps bring symmetry to the bedroom
Small and low-slung contemporary nightstands
Small bedroom decorating idea with twin nightstands and pendant lighting
Twin nightstands add to the color scheme of the bedroom
Geometric contrast and metallics enliven this modern bedroom

For the Contemporary Bedroom

Bedside tables in the contemporary bedroom need not always be about polished finishes and minimal silhouettes alone. Wooden bedside tables look equally impressive in a sophisticated modern bedroom and bring contrast – both visually and texturally. Some of them also double as cool shelves that offer huge storage space while others make for cool display units.

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Modern wooden bedroom furniture set
Nightstands turned into shelving space in the bedroom
Nightstands with common silhouette make a bigger visual impact
Ultra-minimal nightstands in black for the contemporary bedroom
Wooden nightstands can still fit in seamlessly into a contemporary bedroom
Fun way to decorate with clocks!

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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