What's the best nightstand for a small bedroom? Our shopping editor's picks that show size is no obstacle to style

These 9 nightstands are perfect for even the smallest of bedrooms, and they're unapologetically stylish, too

A selection of nightstands perfect for smaller bedrooms
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Contrary to popular belief, a small bedroom doesn't mean you you have to compromise on style. Instead, we encourage you to flip the narrative and see your small room as a challenge instead of wallowing in your box bedroom woes. 

With clever design, you can transform your room from a space that feels cluttered and claustrophobic to a space that is cozy and calming. Nightstands are a bedroom essential in our books, and shouldn't be skipped if you are lacking space. Instead, look to those designs on the market that work for small spaces.

Go for a small accent table - it could be all you need to lift the room and provide a bedside surface for your bedtime essentials. I'm also loving the practicality and look of floating nightstands at the moment - one of the best bedroom furniture pieces for small spaces, if you ask me. With the lack of legs meaning you get that precious floor space back, the floating aesthetic brings an airy and breezy feel to even the sparsest of spaces. Alternatively, find a nightstand that might be tall and narrow but packs a punch with handy drawers to hide away all your clutter. I've scoured the web to find the best deals on bedside tables for small bedrooms - here is my pick of the bunch.

Best small accent nightstands

Best floating nightstands

Best drawer nightstands

What can I use instead of a nightstand?

If you're not in the market to buy something new, you can always get inventive with your nightstand and rework your furniture and bedroom layout. I've recently seen unexpected pieces like a wooden chair used as a bedside table, with the back flush to the wall and the flat surface used as a space to display. It might just bring a rustic touch that your bedroom needed. 

Other ideas might include a stack of books that rise of the floor to give some height, or even a ladder that leans artfully against the wall and offers space to create a vignette. Think outside the box and be creative and try ideas out before dismissing them in your head. 

Oonagh Turner
Livingetc content editor and design expert

Oonagh is a content editor at Livingetc.com and an expert at spotting the interior trends that are making waves in the design world. Writing a mix of everything and everything from home tours to news, long-form features to design idea pieces on the website, as well as frequently featured in the monthly print magazine, she's the go-to for design advice in the home. Previously, she worked on a London property title, producing long-read interiors features, style pages and conducting interviews with a range of famous faces from the UK interiors scene, from Kit Kemp to Robert Kime. In doing so, she has developed a keen interest in London's historical architecture and the city's distinct tastemakers paving the way in the world of interiors.