That's where good ole drawers come in. Sure, the simple table at the bedside can be pretty or sleek, but I need a drawer or cabinet to tuck away my junk. Here is a round-up of some nice nightstands with just enough storage (because if you need a ton of storage at the bedside it is probably time to graduate some of those books to the shelf and call it a day).
1 Clockwise from top left: Sisu nightstand from Anthropologie, $998. This is pricey but very pretty. Steppe nightstand from Crate & Barrel, $499. Ledge white nightstand from Crate & Barrel, $299. (Also available in Java, a dark wood). True Modern 11-ply nightstand in white from All Modern, $399.
2 Slice swoon wall mounted shelf from CB2, $149. I actually love this color and think it is great that you can put the shelf at any height you want. Also, the space below can be used for a basket or a place to put your slippers.
3 Stria from West Elm, $254.
4 Ambience Antiques on 1st Dibs has this 19th century Louis Phillippe commode for $550. The marble top is excellent and practical...
5 1930s vintage steel cabinet from Urban Remains Chicago, $395. Pretty unconventional, yes. But certainly a conversation starter (should you be at a loss for words in bed). And there's storage!
6 Danish modern sappy walnut nightstand from Arrowhead Wood on Etsy, $404.
7 Pair of mid-century upcycled nightstands from Hundred Acre on Etsy, $650 (for two).
8 Mid-centrury nighstand from West Elm, $211.
9 Grove 3-drawer nightstand in solid Walnut from Room and Board, $1,199.
Sources: As credited above.