Looking at what furniture stores have to offer in the way of nightstands, you will quickly find that many stores may carry only an assortment of large nightstands or only carry small nightstands. When you go into the store solely containing hefty nightstands, the salespeople there may tell you that nightstands only come in that size. When you go into stores exclusively containing small nightstands, the salespeople there may tell you that nightstands are now made stylistically small. The information that you receive can vary due to the salespersons' lack of knowledge or their interest in selling the piece no matter your needs or wants. You have a choice in the size of nightstand you buy. If you have plenty of space, you can go as large as you like and not have any problems. You can then fit a lamp on your nightstand, an alarm clock, books, magazines, and maybe even a midnight snack. Or maybe you have limited space, or merely prefer a delicate nightstand to the larger version. A smaller nightstand can be perfect for a book or two and holding your watch that you forgot to take off before climbing into bed. If you choose the smaller nightstand, you can use a floor lamp for lighting. Know your space and decide on the size that fits your room and your taste the best.
Another decision you will need to make is about storage. Many nightstands come with some sort of shelf, drawer, or sometimes a combination of the two. If you are always clean and tidy, you can easily choose to buy a nightstand with open shelves. This gives a wonderful feeling of space. However, if you are like most people, you may want to hide a little junk, put away little extra goodies, and store maybe a flashlight or two. For tidying up and storing flashlights, you may want to choose a nightstand with drawers. If you want to store your flashlights and show off your latest reading material, choose the nightstand with a combination of drawers and shelves. When you decide on your storage needs, you can go to the furniture store knowing exactly what you will need in a nightstand.
Finally, nightstands come in many different styles and colors. Often in a bedroom, you may want to match the style of your nightstand with other existing piecess of furniture in the bedroom. If you have a turned post bed, then you may want to buy a turned leg nightstand to match. Perhaps you have solid and large dressers in your bedroom, you may want to choose a nightstand that has no legs and comes down to the floor. Often, the smaller nightstands will boast some fun and beautiful colors. If you have a light painted room with a floral or pastel colored bedspread, you can choose one of the delicate pastel nightstands to create a lovely cottage feel. Possibly you have a room filled with bright colors and you love making a statement, then you should make sure to find a nightstand that falls in line with the mood you are creating in your bedroom. Be flexible with your decision in style, because you may need to give in take to get the right size or the right storage for your room.
After considering all the options available in nightstands, you will now be able to go to the furniture stores with confidence. Be patient and know that you will find what you want and need. Feel free to try the regular furniture stores when you are seeking your perfect match, but also consider looking at antique stores, flea markets, and even consignment shops. You will be surprised at what is available to buy, but are not carried at furniture stores. Enjoy shopping for the perfect nightstand and be glad to have the benefit of furniture knowledge.