The best narrow nightstands for small bedrooms

Our new (but 100-year-old) house has a small guestroom. There is really only one spot to put a bed because of the placements of the windows, doors, radiator, and the en suite. Since many of our most frequent guests are couples, we want to have at least a queen-sized bed. Unfortunately, this leaves us less than 11 inches on each side of the bed to place bed side tables.

It turns out that nightstands don’t really come smaller than 11 inches – even from Ikea. There might be some ultra-modern options out there, but that won’t really work in our century home. I even tried looking for plant stands to serve as nightstands but they also are generally at least 12 inches wide. Although I didn’t have luck finding exactly what I need for the room, I spent many hours searching, so I thought I would share what I found.

The eight best narrow nightstands for small bedrooms
The eight best narrow nightstands for small bedrooms

Below are some really great narrow nightstands that I wish I could use. All are 12 inches or less in width:

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1. Safavieh Sabrina Nightstand

Safavieh Sabrina Nightstand from Amazon
Sabrina Nightstand from Amazon

I love the legs and the color of this nightstand. I plan to ask Brian make me nightstands based on this image.

2. Mélanie 1 Drawer Nightstand

Melanie nightstand from Wayfair
Melanie nightstand from Wayfair

This nightstand is narrow but has tons of storage with a drawer and two baskets. It is also sold as a set of two.

3. International Concepts Mission Plant Stand

International Concepts Mission Plant Stand from Amazon
Mission Plant Stand from Amazon

This is actually a plant stand, not a night stand, but it could certainly serve that purpose. Because it is unfinished you could easily paint it to match your decor.

4. Kip 2 Drawer Nightstand

Kip 2 Drawer Nightstand from Wayfair
Kip Nightstand from Wayfair

I really like the curved legs of this nightstand which is sold as a set of two. Two drawers also allow for decent storage.

5. NORDLI Nightstand

Nordli Nightstand from Ikea
Nordli Nightstand from Ikea

This nightstand is a bit plain, but you could easily add a snazzy handle or knob to jazz it up a bit. It also has a place to run charging cords through the back.

6. White Accent Table or Plant Stand

White Accent Table from Amazon
White Accent Table from Amazon

Although it has a bit of a generic name, sometimes you just need a simple bedside table. Comes in white and black.

7. Rustic Floating Nightstand

Rustic Floating Nightstand from Wayfair
Floating Nightstand from Wayfair

Although the minimalist, rustic design of this nightstand isn’t appropriate for our century home, this is an extremely practical nightstand. Because it is mounted on the wall it doesn’t take up floor space and because the light is part of the nightstand, it doesn’t take up space on the table surface.

8. Kate and Laurel Sophia Wood Top Plant Stand

Wood Top Plant Stand from Amazon
Wood Top Plant Stand from Amazon

This two-toned piece could be farmhouse, but I think it could also work with transitional, traditional, or coastal decor as well.

These are the best narrow nightstands I found on my search. There are many other ideas out there for using non-traditional items as nightstands in small spaces, but I’m not sure that would work in this space.

What do you think? Would you use any of these in your home?

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