Paint color, flooring choices, bedding. Those are the major decorative elements of a bedroom, and likely the things you think about most when designing that space.
But any good designer will tell you that the devil is in the details. Any decorating choice has the potential to make or break a design. And when it comes to a bedroom, one of the most important details is a nightstand.
It may not seem like such a big deal. After all, it's just a small table next to your bed that holds your phone charger, a book or two, and maybe a glass of water. But that little table can make or break your space with its color, design, size, and shape.
Coastal decor is a hugely popular decorating trend right now. You can read a comprehensive guide to coastal decor, but when it comes to nightstands, the biggest thing to consider are the use of light colors and natural elements.
Here are 13 excellent choices for coastal nightstands that will definitely make your space, not break it.
Atlantic Furniture Nantucket Chair Table
The soft gray of this table and the beadboard-like design on the side make it a great fit for coastal design. You'll also love the functionality of this table. It's narrow, so it fits easily in a lot of different spaces. There is a space for storage, but it's only open on one side so it easily hides clutter. Finally, this piece has a charging station built into it, making it perfectly modern and coastal.
South Shore Aviron Nightstand
This nautical nightstand will fit effortlessly in your nautical coastal design. The look of rough wood is pure coastal. When you pair it with the rope handle on the drawer, it's the perfect piece for your living space. It's got an open shelf for books or a basket, and a drawer to hold remotes or papers or whatever clutter you want to hide from view.
Lane Home Furnishings Chamblee End Table
This small table is a great fit for a small space. It is 24" x 24" in dimension, ensuring that it can work as a nightstand in just about every bedroom. The color combination of the white legs and the soft brown wood fit every different type of coastal design. The style, however, fits best with Coastal Cottage or Mediterranean or American Coastal design.
Safavieh Distressed Side Storage Table
The combination of textures in this nightstand is difficult to beat. The wicker baskets will hold your treasures out of sight, giving you a clean look. The painted white table is clean and slightly distressed around the edges, giving it a modern shabby chic look. Pair it with a beautiful coastal-inspired lamp, and you'll have a wonderful finishing touch to your room.
Decor Therapy Pedestal Accent Table
This pedestal table is unique in and of itself and different than anything else on this list. The stunning light turquoise color is a perfect fit for any coastal-inspired space. Although it doesn't offer storage, that just serves to give it a cleaner look. This table was meant to hold a couple of books, your phone, and a small lamp. It's a stylish and stunning look for your room.
Safavieh Coastal Bamboo Nightstand
If bamboo doesn't say "tropical coastal," it's hard to say what would. And this piece is understated and beautiful. The bamboo look lines the edges of this piece, which includes two drawers to hide your trinkets or magazines. The soft brown color will work really well with your other coastal furniture. This piece has stand-out elements, but will also blend in well to your design.
Songmics White Nightstand with Storage
Simple. White. Clean. These are all adjectives that describe the perfect coastal nightstand. The element that stands out most on this piece is the decorative wood trim. With its curves, it mimics soft waves, the ideal look for your coastal-design bedroom. You'll love the look and you'll appreciate the storage that this piece offers.
WE Reclaimed Barn Wood Side Table
The rough look of reclaimed barn wood is a staple in coastal design, and this table does not disappoint. There are lots of different brown tones in this nightstand, giving it depth and texture. For practical purposes, there is both a storage shelf and a cabinet to store your belongings. This simple piece will catch your eye and effortlessly fit with your look, but without overshadowing your other furniture.
Signature Design Shawnalore Casual End Table
Between the whitewashed wood, the oil-rubbed bronze handle on the drawer, and the shabby chic look, this table comes ready to fit right in with your coastal cottage decor. The natural elements really shine in this nightstand. It's small enough to look good in a more compact space, yet it comes with the storage you want to have in your bedside table.
Safavieh White Bamboo Nightstand
This is the only nightstand on our list with three drawers. If you're a person who has a hard time throwing things away but loves a clean design look, this is your piece. The white is bright and clean, and the gold drawer pulls really stand out against the neutral tone. This nightstand would easily fit in any of the five coastal design styles but might look best if your look is coastal cottage or American coastal.
Yaheetech Nightstand End Table
This piece is entirely white, a hallmark of the coastal look. It's a smaller piece, measuring 24" high, almost 14" long, and 12" deep, but that's a great size for a nightstand. It's just right to hold a lamp and a phone and one or two other small treasures on the top. You can put whatever you want in the drawer and the cabinet, giving you storage and enabling you to keep a clean look.
South Shore Gravity Two-Drawer Nightstand
The finish of this nightstand is all coastal. The seaside pine is rough and looks a little like it's just washed up onshore. The black metal handles have that industrial look that complements the color and finish of this piece beautifully. There are two drawers and two shelves for storage, including the top of the nightstand. It gives you ample space for your devices, clock, lamp, and anything you need to store.
Bolanburg Chairside End Table
This is one of only two tables on our list to feature a charging station for devices. It's artfully hidden in the top of the table, which lifts up to reveal a place to charge and store your phone. The narrow design will fit well next to a bed, in a smaller room especially. The bottom cabinet offers a small amount of storage. You'll like the functionality, but you'll love the coastal look of the white-painted base, natural wooden top, and the dark metal knobs.
There are a lot of different nightstands featured on this list. All are beautiful coastal design and feature beautiful natural elements. Any of them will provide the finishing detail your bedroom needs, a piece that both stands out and fits in with your look.
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