It’s one of the first things we wake up to see each morning: our nightstand. But too often, a nightstand becomes the cluttered afterthought of our bedroom décor.

For most of us, our nightstands become messy heaps of books, magazines, jewelry, phones, and more. It’s easy for so much stuff to accumulate on top that we can barely see the nightstand underneath it all.


Style tip: Stack books under one lamp on the nightstand to help lamps appear to be the same height even though the night stands are different heights. 

Nightstand organizing tips

Below are some tips for organizing a nightstand:

Keep things items you need close: To avoid clutter, find ways to organize the small items you keep nearby. Place earrings and rings in a pretty trinket tray before bedtime, or set your glasses in a holder.

Hide Your Tech: If you keep your phone or tablet by your bed, choose a nightstand that can hide your cords and keep things tidy. Our Bella Stone Top Nightstand looks vintage, but it offers several ways to conceal your devices: A power strip with USB ports is tucked into a drawer, and wire management holes organize (and hide) your cords.

Anticipate Your Storage Needs: If you like to keep several books and magazines within arm’s reach of bed, find a nightstand with a shelf that offers a place to store the publications without taking over the tabletop. Consider the MODERN Astor Nightstand, which offers a shelf in addition to two large drawers.