The plain wood nightstands of old are a thing of the past unless, of course, one wants a plain wood nightstand. The bedroom nightstands of today come in many styles and colors. They come in different woods, metals and even plastic. There is a nightstand to fit every style.
Shabby-chic is as popular as ever and bedroom night tables for this type of décor often come in white, off-white or some other light color. They may look vintage, worn or just plain old. This does not mean they are old, however, since the point of shabby-chic is to appear old, worn and distressed. These can also be referred to as cottage style. They may have purposeful chipped paint, different colors showing through or scratches. They can come with several drawers, shelves and various nooks and crannies.
Those with an appreciation for Mission style furniture might look at Mission bedroom nightstands. These bedroom nightstands are often made with slatted wood with a drawer or two and often have areas without drawers for larger items. Some have drawers all the way down while others have cupboards. They are available in many wood stains and are always constructed of wood. These can also include Amish and Shaker styles of bed stands.
Modern nightstands are sleek and sophisticated. They are available in many colors but are usually preferred in dark shades by modern enthusiast. They can have chrome fixtures, wheels, float and are made with straight lines, no curves as other styles might have. Modern bedroom nightstands even come in colors such as orange and lime green.
Iron nightstands can fit many different home décors from country to modern and everything in between. This is because iron stands can appear graceful, sleek, romantic and funky to name just a few of iron’s attributes. Iron bed tables can be all iron, some are made with wood or wicker, some are constructed with glass shelves and some are even inlaid with materials such as ceramic and stone. Another feature that makes iron work in so many environments is the color of the iron which can be any color. For instance, white iron with graceful curves for shabby-chic, brown iron with iron slats for Mission and anything from black to cherry red for Modern.
Another great thing about nightstands today is that they do not have to be next to the bed. Because they are available in so many styles and colors they look attractive in any room of the house as well as out on the porch filled with plants. One in the bathroom might hold soaps and towels, one in the living room can hold magazines and remote controls, one in the kitchen can be a tea-stand and one in the entryway can hold a basket items such as keys.
Today’s bed stands can hold a lot more in the bedroom as well. Ones with space at the bottom can hold books, drawers can be filled up with bed essentials such as lotions, medicines, music players and phones. Iron bed tables can even have things, such as necklaces, hooked on them ready for the morning. Stands with several drawers are good for those who prefer to hide their things while stands with open shelving are perfect for displaying treasures. Lastly, nightstands do not have to match each other. As long as they look good together everything works.