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Bedside Table Dimensions: How to Choose the Right Height

Bedside Table Dimensions: How to Choose the Right Height

A nightstand is an elegant solution to your bedroom storage needs. This bedroom furniture piece may come with multiple storage drawers and compartments but does not take up too much space beside your bed frame, which makes it a functional and space-efficient addition to your bedroom furniture. With the various styles, materials, and sizes available, you can never run out of excellent choices to buy.

When shopping for and designing a bedside table, one of the most important factors to consider is its ease of use. Ultimately, a bedside table should provide accessible storage at arm’s length. This, and many other considerations, leave many shoppers wondering if the nightstand should be taller or shorter than the bed.

What is the Ideal Bedside Table Height?

What is the Ideal Bedside Table Height?

A bedside table is usually the same height as the bed, just slightly shorter or 2 to 4 inches taller than the bed or the mattress. This depends on your needs and the style you want to achieve.

When choosing the height, make sure that it will allow you to reach the items without having to bend down. If you are lying down, it gives you a clearer view of your bedroom items. When using a lamp, the right height will give you the right light reach.

A bed frame with a mattress typically ranges from 18 to 36 inches, with an average height of 25 inches. Since bed frame and mattress combinations differ in height, it’s crucial to take bed measurements before purchasing a nightstand. It’s also important to consider the size of the bed and the width of your bedside table to make sure the bedroom furniture pieces work well both functionally and aesthetically.

How to Measure the Bed and Mattress Height?

How to Measure the Bed and Mattress Height?

Since bed and mattress combinations come in different sizes, the best way to determine the correct bed height is to measure the bed height from the floor to the top of the mattress. 

Can a Bedside Table Shorter than the Bed?

Can a Bedside Table Shorter than the Bed?

A bedside table can be a bit shorter than the bed's height to complement its look. However, this design preference will only be convenient if you maintain a very short height difference.

Can Two Bedside Tables Have Different Heights?

Can Two Bedside Tables Have Different Heights?

You may opt for a mismatched nightstand set, but to keep both furniture pieces functional, they should be the same height or a bit taller than the bed. The two mismatched pieces should also complement each other in terms of their height and design.

More Tips on Buying a Nightstand

More Tips on Buying a Nightstand

  • Choose sturdy materials, especially if your bedside table is tall and is intended to store numerous items.
  • If you have an expansive bed, complement it with a wider bedside table.
  • Avoid buying a nightstand with sharp edges to prevent accidents when trying to reach some items.

A nightstand is a reflection of your personality, so it’s important to choose one (or two) that resonates with your style. If you’re ready to buy your new bedside table, check out Megafurniture’s range of modern bedside tables in Singapore!