Sleep Tight With the Right Nightstand for Every Budget

Sleep Tight With the Right Nightstand for Every Budget

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Lauren Hannel
May 16, 2017
Refinished Mid-Century Modern Nightstand at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $275.
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All hail the humble nightstand! As much as a comfy bed and light-blocking curtains are essential to a good night's sleep, you can't knock the impact that a nightstand can have on your relaxation time. It allows you to store a good book or crossword puzzle nearby in case you need to force a little drowsiness, keep your phone (which is probably also your alarm clock) close at hand, and find the perfect space to hide a midnight snack. So you definitely need one, but where to begin?

Please don't do what I did after college and use the same dingy plastic storage bin as a nightstand for four years: invest in something beautiful and functional that suits your specific needs and tastes. Let's see what Apartment Therapy Marketplace has in the way of bedtime buds:

LOW

With the majority of these solid wood picks coming in under $100, you know we're off to a great start. If you're not looking to get too complicated with your bedside storage, a compact little nightstand with drawers is the way to go. The first two picks also have great potential to be painted/refinished, since a $50 buy was made for you to get creative with.

Vintage Nightstand at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $45.
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2-Drawer Broyhill Nightstand at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $50.
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Brand-New Mirrored Nightstand at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $80.
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Hollywood Regency Nightstand at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $125.
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MEDIUM

Looking for something a little more customized to your tastes and needs? This under-$300 crew has something for everybody: wall-mounted for small spaces, campaign style for fans of luxe designs, and a solid dose of authentic mid-century modern quality.

Floating Wall Mount Nightstand at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $145.
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Campaign Nightstand at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $200.
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Pair of Mid-Century Modern Nightstands at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $250 each.
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Refinished Mid-Century Modern Nightstand at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $275.
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HIGH

The biggest names often come with price tags to match. Style-savvy vintage design enthusiasts will recognize authentic Paul McCobb and Broyhill pieces, both of which can double as side tables if you only need one nightstand. And for those who crave a little bit of uniqueness: a 1940's hospital table that pairs well with an industrial style-room.

Pair of Mid-Century Mahogany Nightstands at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $350 each.
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1940's Industrial Hospital Nightstand at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $450.
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Vintage Paul McCobb Nightstand at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $495.
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Pair of Vintage Broyhill Brasilia Nightstands at Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $598 each.
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