What are the standard bedside table dimensions?

Bedside tables are a great way to make your bedroom more aesthetically pleasing. They’re perfect for storing books, gadgets, chargers and other items that can be hard to find in the middle of the night. Bedside tables are also great for keeping clutter out of sight while adding a chic look to your room!

Bedside tables have been around since at least 16th century England. They were used as bed end chests or boxes where people would store their valuables at night before going to sleep. Today bed side tables often come with drawers that pull out from below so you can keep things like bed sheets and pillows handy. They also usually have space on top where you can place lamps or decorative objects like plants and vases. In this article I will be covering the standard bedside table dimensions and some ideas on accessories.

What are the standard dimensions of a bedside table?

Usually, the standard bedside table size is around 24″ by 16″. This is just a estimation, it can vary from table to table, so the last inches is your choice! These dimensions are usually recommended for adults (and taller children). Some people like to have a larger bedside table that can be used as a space to store books and other things, so 36 inches wide is also an option. If your bed has drawers built in you can go as small as 12 inches wide. You can store your books in the drawers under your bed instead!

If you have a very tiny room, it’s most likely not a good idea to buy bedside tables with drawers. They tend to be bulky and take up too much space. Bedside tables that only have shelves or pull-out drawers are usually the better options for smaller rooms.

The height of bedside tables varies from model to model. Usually, the standard is 28 inches tall, but it can be as low as 24 inches or as high as 34 inches! Make sure your bed is high enough so you won’t hit your head if you get out of bed in the middle of the night.

Tips for choosing the right size and style of bedside tables for you



Bedside tables are one of the most unappreciated components of a bedroom. They often go overlooked when it comes to décor and furniture. But bedside tables deserve more attention! Bedside tables have been known to be the perfect decorative accent for an otherwise boring room. Here are some tips for choosing the right size and style of bedside table for your space.

Bedside tables come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and there’s one out there that will suit your needs perfectly! Each bedside table has its own benefits, so it’s important to be aware of what you’ll need your bedside table to do for you.

Some people prefer a larger bedside table that they can fit their alarm clock, phone, book and other items on. If this sounds like what you need, then a large bedside table is perfect for you!

If your space is limited but still want a bedside table, then a small bedside table or even just the base of a nightstand with drawers will make for an excellent mini-nightstand. These are great on their own if you don’t have much stuff or if they can hold your phone, alarm clock and other little items instead of a whole table.

If you’re looking to add décor, then a bedside table with open shelving is perfect for showcasing books or trinkets that you want to display. Open shelved bedside tables have the advantage of being easy to clean and access since they are open to the room. Shelved bedside tables might make for some difficult dusting, so be prepared to take care of it more often.

If you’re looking for a bedside table that is efficient and clean-looking, then go with the classic bedside table with drawers. Drawers are perfect to keep clothing or other items hidden from view and out of sight. They offer a lot more storage space than other bedside tables, which means you can use it for more than just paperbacks and alarm clocks!

How to decorate your bedside table?



Most people don’t know how to decorate their bed side tables and end up leaving them empty or only putting a lamp on it. There are so many other creative ways you can style your bed side table! It is a perfect place to store books for easy reach at night, as well as decorative objects.

A great way to decorate your bedside table is to buy a plant for it! This will give you a sense of life and an air of home in your room. You can also place a candle on your bedside table and light it when you go to bed. The soothing scent and the soft glow of the candle will help relax you before sleep.

Another idea for decorating your bedside table is by adding some pictures. Pick out a frame that has beautiful colors or patterns that make it pop off the surface. Then add one picture inside that you love–it can be anything from a picture of someone special, family, places you’ve been, or even just something cool to look at when you’re in bed!

If you’re just looking for some touch of color to your bedside table, why not paint it with a bright color? This is a popular choice as most people don’t want their entire room to be completely filled with color. You could go all out and get even the handles of your drawers painted–or just do one side if it’s enough color for you.

It can be tough to find a bedside table that matches your decor, but there is an easy solution! Go to the thrift store and buy one that you like. Then just use some spray paint on it in colors that go with your theme. It’s that simple.

Another way to make your bedside table more aesthetically pleasing is by adding some legs to it! This will certainly give it a new look and feel. You can get creative in how you make it stand out. Pinterest has so many pictures of bedside tables styled as desks, tables, or standing up on their own.

Once you add a cute plant, candle, and pictures to your bedside table–you’ll never want to get out of bed! You’ve taken the boring out of a simple piece of furniture. It goes to show how much more aesthetically pleasing a bed side table can be when you decorate it creatively.


Bedside tables are a great way to make your bedroom more aesthetically pleasing and functional. They’re perfect for storing books, gadgets, chargers and other items that can be hard to find in the middle of the night. Bedside tables also give you an opportunity to add some personal touches by decorating them with plants or pictures–so get creative! In this blog post we’ve covered what bedside table size is best for you based on your space limitations as well as how it’s possible to decorate them in different ways so they match any style of room. I hope you found the post helpful.

Gabriel Smith

Hello, my name is Gabriel and I LOVE to sleep. Okay, you’re right, a lot of people do like sleep. But my passion is actually not sleeping. My interest lies in the “theoretical part”. What to do before bedtime. What a good night’s sleep is. etc. In short, how to sleep well. I hope you share the same interest as me, and enjoy reading everything about sleep.

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