Should nightstand be higher than bed?

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Proper Nightstand Height

As a general rule of thumb, the top of your nightstand should be level with the top of your mattress, or about 2-4” taller. It’s much easier for somebody to reach above to grab something when they’re laying on the bed, as opposed to reaching below.

How much should a nightstand cost?

Like any piece of furniture, a nightstand can run in the thousands, but it can also cost less than $100 without skimping on style. Think a black oak, open-shelf bedside table for just $34 or a sleek, white hutch with its own charging station for $99. All in all, a nightstand is a must.

How many nightstands should you have in a bedroom?

No hard and fast rule requires you to have two nightstands. It depends on your personal style and your storage needs. Most people prefer to have two nightstands in the bedroom because they help achieve symmetry in the design and increases storage space.

Where should a nightstand be placed in a bedroom?

Your bedside table should be within reach of your bed. Spacing in a room is important, so it should be at least one or two inches from the side of your bed, level with your mattress, or a few inches taller. However, it can be further depending on your reach and your personal design preferences.

Should both nightstands be decorated the same?

The nightstands in your bedroom do not need to match. Mismatched nightstands can add an original vibe to your bedroom, and even though some experts suggest that you choose nightstands that are the same colors and made from the same material, there are very few rules–if any–to follow if you go this creative route.

What can I use instead of a bedside table?

  • A Bar Cart. Kelly Zugay. One Kings Lane.
  • A Garden Stool. Style Me Pretty.
  • A Floating Shelf. HGTV.
  • A Single Chair. Smart Furniture.
  • A Desk or Vanity. My Domaine.
  • A Stack of Books. McGrath II.
  • A Vintage or DIY Ladder. Remodelista.

What looks good on a bedside table?

The most common pieces to display on a bedside table are a lamp, plant or vase of flowers and framed photo of your loved ones. Two books piled on top of each other with a plant or crystal on top can give visual effect to the vignette you style on your bedside. Size is important when grouping items in threes.

How do I know what size bedside table to buy?

To keep items within a comfortable reach, a nightstand shouldn’t be too short or too tall. As a simple rule, the top of the nightstand should be level with the top of the mattress. Measure the distance from the floor to the top of the mattress and choose a nightstand that is within 3″ of that height.

Do your nightstands have to match your dresser?

Do nightstands and dressers need to match? Not at all. But if you want a bit of cohesion, perhaps match the drawer pulls or wood legs on each piece.

Is 36 inches too tall for a nightstand?

General Rule

Consensus amidst professional décor experts as well as furniture craftsmen is that nightstands should be on average 24 inches tall upward to 36 inches. These numbers have become average as the general height of a mattress tends to be 25 inches.

How wide should a nightstand be for a full size bed?

Standard nightstands are typically 21″ – 29″ wide and pair well with queen- or full-sized beds.

Should you match nightstands to bed?

Matching nightstands is the best option to begin with. Nightstands are smaller in proportion to the bed, or a wardrobe. As long as the bed is central and of a different style and finish it will break the pair up.

Should your nightstands be on your rug?

The general rule is that the rug should span the width of the bed and both night stands. The only time to not follow this rule is if there are door clearance issues. If you must stop short, at least come to the center of each nightstand and then do not put the night stands on the rug.

Do nightstands have to be the same color as the bed?

Nightstands don’t have to match either the bed or the dresser. Mismatched nightstands can add a touch of personality to the bedroom. Focus on the complementary aspect of the nightstands and make sure they are different enough to be exciting but still coordinate with the rest of your bedroom furniture.

Do I need a lamp on both nightstands?

As a general rule, you need one nightstand lamp if you’re the only one sleeping in the bed and two if you have a partner. If your bedroom is very large or your mattress is a king, two bedside lamps give better balance, regardless of whether you’re the only one using the room or not.

How do you accessorize a nightstand?

How far away should bedside tables be?

Distance between bed and bedside table: 3 inches. Leaving just a little space between these two pieces prevents the furniture from looking crowded, yet keeps your bedside table within easy reaching distance of your lamp, alarm clock and tissue box.