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7 Best Nightstands of the Year - The Official List

Our list of best nightstands of 2021 is based on popularity (bestselling) and verified customer reviews, as well as features, such as style, materials and storage, our design experts stand behind.

1. Best Overall Nightstand

The Rowan Nightstand

Size: 27"W x 18"D x 29"H | Best Feature: Rough hewn wood
While the Rowan checks off all the boxes (it’s got style, big drawers and quality construction), its rough hewn wood material truly sets it apart. Rough hewn wood is much stronger than most other wood types. It is heavier because it hasn’t been kiln-dried (and so carries moisture) but also because it is raw wood, left untreated and plank-cut. As a result, the Rowan doesn’t just look natural, it is natural. Combined with its unique printmaker-style drawers and spacious storage, the Rowan’s quality and style makes it the best of the best of nightstands for 2021. Buy one – or better yet, two – for the perfect touch to a rustic-modern bedroom space.

Rowan Nightstand: Featured Customer Reviews

“This is a beautiful dresser. The drawers are nice and deep and the wood is a beautiful dark brown. Real wood and a bit heavy, but totally worth it. Looking forward to getting the rest of the set.” - Selainem
“This is the perfect size next the the Rowan Bed. The storage is great. I like the smaller drawer at the top. Works great for tablets and phones and extra reading glasses. I only wish it had a USB port!” - DebOGara
“I love this nightstand. The top drawer is shallow and perfect for stashing jewelry, glasses, etc. that i used to just lay on top of my old nightstand. It is super easy to stay organized and neat. The wood finish is rough-hewn so feels rustic but still a bit modern with clean unfussy lines. Super happy with the 3 Rowan pieces we purchased.” - lovenewfurniture

2. Best 2-Drawer Nightstand

The Allen Nightstand

Size: 24"W x 18"D x 24"H | Best Features: Light finish - Minimalist design

This minimalist design brings mid-century flair with its chic tapered legs and tons of utility with two-drawer storage. From its light sandblast finish to its unique metal hardware, the Allen’s minimalist approach makes it fit for any room of the house and any household purpose where storage is needed. When it comes to the Allen, note the measurements: 24” is quite small, which is a plus for some – and a downside for others, but versatile regardless. Best features of the Allen include the solid wood construction, which makes the design heavy, durable and safe. Combine with the Allen collection of desk and bed for a complete aesthetic.

Allen Nightstand: Featured Customer Reviews

This looks exactly like the photo. The top drawer comes with a felt lined bottom. Bottom drawer is bare. The sliding rails are smooth with a nice click at the end to close tight. The wood itself has a nice grain texture to it. Really solid feel and weight; it's quite deceivingly heavy.” - Alan
“Love this nightstand. I am amazed with all the room it has for each drawer. I can hold a lot of things. I thought it might be too low, but it is perfect!” - April11
“Well made, solid nightstands. Go really well with my other Allen pieces.” - James

3. Best 1-Drawer Nightstand

The Pierce Nightstand

Size: 22"W x 18"D x 29"H | Best Features: USB ports - Power outlets

If all you’ll need out of a bedside table is somewhere to place your reading glasses and phone, then all you’ll really need is a simple design, and the Pierce Nightstand, a one-drawer customer favorite, is as simple as it gets. It’s so simple, in fact, that it doesn’t really look like a nightstand and can really be used as an end table (shown above, it’s pictured with a daybed in a living room) as well; but either as end table or bedside table, it gets the job done. Best features include a dark wood finish, two USB ports and two power outlets.

Pierce Nightstand: Featured Customer Reviews

“The nightstand looks great and is just what I wanted The single drawer with the open space below the drawer allows me to open the drawer on my storage bed with no problems.” - N Domyan
“I love the unique shape of this nightstand. Purchased it with the King size bed and sofa table. The light natural tone of the wood is great with a hint of grayish hue. My husband loved the USB and standard plugs on back. He griped a bit that it only has the one drawer, but, for the sake of style, he can deal with it. Would definitely recommend, great quality and amazing look.” - DonnaK
“We already had the Queen Pierce Natural bed, so adding the nightstands was a perfect fit! The power supply component makes it so fantastic for all my devices to charge. The piece is built sturdy, and I'm elated with the craftsmanship and quality. I'd recommend it to anyone who's considering it!” - JAMRock06

4. Best 3-Drawer Nightstand

The Pierce 3-Drawer Nightstand

Size: 32"W x 18"D x 29.5"H | Best Features: USB ports - Power outlets

Like its one-drawer counterpart (the Pierce 1-Drawer Nightstand, above), the Pierce 3-Drawer Nightstand draws a steady current of customers thanks to its warm wood finish and tech savvy features. Two USB ports, two power outlets, a modern design, an incredible amount of storage space (did we mention the three drawers?) that spans 30 inches high and a minimalist silhouette all crown the Pierce 3-Drawer as perhaps the highest-reigning monarch over all other nightstands out there. Other features include hardwood solids and oak veneers construction, plus English dovetail drawers with ball bearing drawer glides for easy drawer slide mechanism.

Pierce 3-Drawer Nightstand: Featured Customer Reviews

“This piece is well-made, beautiful and functional with the USB ports in back. We love our bedside tables now! It really elevated our bedroom look.” - LFREEM
“Large nightstands with a clean modern look. Color and quality is just perfect” - Lauren Rose
“Quality, design, stability, excellent delivery, they are beautiful and compliment the bedroom perfectly! Everything about them is perfect!” - rick

5. Best Mid-Century Nightstand

The Alton Night Table

Size: 18"W x 15"D x 24"H | Best Feature: Tapered legs

There are some furniture designs that contain mid-century elements and are inspired by mid-century designs, perhaps featuring a blend of mid-century and more contemporary elements. There are others that are inherently, completely, head-over-heels mid-century, breathing mid-century all over the place. The Alton Night Table falls into the latter of these categories. It does this through loud tapered and angled legs, a deliciously 1960s cherry stain and a stacked drawer front with tiny black spheres for drawer pulls. If the mid-century look is your style, then so is the popular Alton Night Table (whose legs take up more space than the storage)!

Alton Night Table: Featured Customer Reviews

“Beautiful and simple! A little sturdier than expected. Nice felt touch on top drawer.” - Vannie
“Ordered as part of a complete set; very functional and attractive.” - DorisDave
“Love this night table. Great color and looks perfect for the mid-century modern look!” - Denise

6. Best Nightstand for Storage

The Alton Nightstand

Size: 24"W x 18"D x 25.5"H | Best Feature: Large drawers

Less mid-century than the Alton Night Table (to start with, the Alton Nightstand’s legs are shorter, less bold and more contemporary than mid-century as opposed to the Alton Night Table’s), the Alton Nightstand trades a statement base for a more practical statement: tons of storage space. Spanning 26”, this design has got two big-and-tall drawers for stashing anything and everything you need bedside. Technically, the Alton Nightstand is designed as part of the same collection as the Alton Night Table (#5 on this list), but it also works beautifully on its own, especially when paired with the Alton bed, which features a cherry stain finish to match.

Alton Nightstand: Featured Customer Reviews

“LOVE! They were bigger than we expected, but they are a perfect size and look great in our room.” - AZreview
“This was for my son's apartment, and it looks great in his room. The nightstand is a perfect fit, and the drawers are roomy.” - Javi13
“It's got a very sleek and classic look. I bought 2.” - PrinceShekhar

7. Best Traditional Nightstand

The Jaxon Nightstand

Size: 26"W x 18"D x 28"H | Best Feature: Pull-out tray

At first sight, the decorative x overlays, stubby legs, warm brown color and pewter drawer pulls grab your attention, but the inside of the Jaxon is where things start to get more interesting (and practical). The top segment of this nightstand (just above the first drawer) contains a pull-out tray for holding a glass of water, book and reading glasses – making each of those things easier to access. Other winning features include two spacious drawers for storage and a traditional aged grey finish.

Jaxon Nightstand: Featured Customer Reviews

“The pull-out table is a nice addition, and the drawer sizes are great!” - sjones85
“Purchased online, along with the tall chest. Beautiful. Very happy with my purchase.” - joanne
“Awesome. Well-built nightstand.” - Ryan M

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