In European homes the nightstand is known, more literally as a 'bedside table' and is usually quite small, night stands in the USA are typically 28 or even 30 inches wide. The height of the surface is important for many reasons. Too low, and it is easy to upset the contents when getting into or out of the bed.
The origin of the nightstand is sadly unromantic. In the days before indoor toilet facilities, many households had cabinets beside the bed to enclose a chamber pot for use during the night, hence original night stands all feature a cupboard. Modern night stands, in contrast, may consist of drawers, shelves, or simply a surface designed to hold a clock, bedside lamp and glass of water.
After size, the style of the nightstands is very important. Many people purchase two of them so that they will have matching ones on both sides of the bed. It can disrupt the look of a room to have two different styles in the same space. Some bedroom sets even come with a matching nightstand, but shoppers may have to consider getting them from a different set if the ones that come with their bedroom set are too large and will not fit in the wall space that they have available. When matching them to the rest of the room, try to find some that are the same color and wood as the rest of the set. Also the style of the handles should be taken into account because it will say a lot about the overall style of the piece. Remember that contemporary pieces should go with contemporary sets, and so forth.
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