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The Best Affordable Nightstands on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about the best headboards and stylish side tables on Amazon, here we’re rounding up the best nightstands to complete your bedroom setup. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

The best mid-century-modern-inspired nightstand

eHomeProducts Light Walnut Nightstand

“If you are looking for a QUALITY nightstand, that not only looks super stylish but is easy as pie to assemble … this is the nightstand for you. Legs come inside the drawer and all you have to do is screw them on and you are totally DONE. Two-minute job. These are price-wise comparable to something you’d get at Walmart and have to spend two hours assembling, but these will last you for YEARS. One of the best purchases I’ve ever made on Amazon; not one negative thing to say.”

The best traditional-style nightstands

Winsome Wood Shaker Nightstand

“Unbelievably good quality. I would never have guessed how inexpensive it was if I didn’t know. All the pieces fit together snugly and assembly was a snap. It’s a beautiful color, heavy, sturdy, and none of it is veneered. Makes me want to buy another one, even though I don’t need it!”

Sauder Shoal Creek Night Stand, Oiled Oak

“This nightstand is beautiful! Very nice quality and wasn’t hard to put together at all. We got two, to go on either side of our bed in the master, and it really looks gorgeous!”

Prepac Monterey Cherry 2-Drawer Tall Nightstand

“I love this bedside table! It is made very well and is very sturdy. I like that it has drawers for storage, too. One thing that is different about this table than most of the bedside tables I looked at was that it is taller than most. I LOVE that!! My bed stands pretty high, so it’s nice that the table complements its height. If I had the room, I would buy another one to match the other side of my bed.”

The best minimalist nightstand

Zinus Modern Studio Collection 20 Inch Square

“What I thought would be a Herculean task turned out to in reality be like a 15-minute task. This simple yet sleek design had my heart immediately. It’s simple, yet elegant. If you’ve got some minimalist tendencies, grab this guy and give it a go. I wanted something I could put my phone and other morning essential items on and still have more room to put books I read at night on. This definitely solves both problems.”

The best table nightstand

STNDRD. Bamboo End Table

“I love, love, LOVE these end tables so much! We have them in our bedroom next to our bed and they look great! Easy to put together (literally took me seven minutes to do both), sleek, and modern-looking. Perfect size, too! I love them so much! Good quality and price. These will enhance any room in the house!”

The best charging nightstand

Casual Home Night Owl Nightstand With USB Ports

“I’ll give this a five for the quality and price. It has withstood the test of time and my toddler pulling and slamming the drawer. I love this nightstand. It has truly impressed me with how sturdy it has been. It is very functional and I LOVE the plug-in for my phone charger. Talk about convenient. I would definitely recommend this piece of furniture to friends and family, and I most definitely might be back for more when we finally furnish our spare bedroom.”

The best narrow nightstands

Crown Mark Dentil Chair Side Table

“The pictures just honestly don’t do it JUSTICE! Have limited space, but want QUALITY and a SOLID piece? THEN this is for YOU! The Bottom shelf is GREAT. It’s a narrow piece, but great for additional space without being in the way. I use the bottom shelf to put items I don’t usually need often. It’s listed as a lamp table and would be great for that. It’s one of those pieces that has a great deal of uses. The design on top is very UPSCALE. Assembly was a few moments. It’s just unbeatable for the PRICE!”

Crown Mark Pierce Side Table

“I first purchased this item as a place to hold my cable box and modem … and loved it so much, I bought two more as matching nightstands for my extremely high bed. It’s hard to find nightstands that reach the height of my bed and don’t look bulky. These have a very clean, classic, streamline look that blends into any room effortlessly. Truly worth the price!!! I have no complaints!”

The best tall nightstand

DHP Rosewood Tall End Table

“We have a studio apartment above our garage that we rent out on Airbnb, in addition to being a perfect guest quarters for our giant family when they come to visit. I bought two of these tables to use as bedside nightstands. They were not only inexpensive, they are super easy to put together and do not look cheap at all! I searched high and low for affordable TALL tables that worked perfectly with the bed we have, which is high as well. I couldn’t be happier and am very satisfied with how well-made these are.”

The best nightstand for kids

Sauder Pogo Night Stand

“Absolutely love this beautiful piece. It took less than 30 minutes to build. I purchased it for my 6-year-old daughter. The top drawer is spacious; I am able to fit a large amount of my daughter’s socks, tanks, and underwear in there. I opted for this style because I knew I would only need one instead of two drawers. I had more of a need for storage of materials other than clothes. The bottom storage is great; it’s deep and spacious. The quality of the wood is very sturdy, which I was impressed with. The value of this nightstand surpasses the price.”

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The Best Affordable Nightstands on Amazon