Bedside tables or nightstands are small tables or cabinets placed beside the bed. This utility furniture is generally used to store bedtime essentials, such as medicines and night creams, and other items like a reading lamp, alarm clock, and your mobile phone. This piece of furniture is accessible in multiple options, like open shelves, drawers, side cabinets, and floating styles. These handy bedside tables are expertly crafted with materials like oak, powder-coated steel, rattan, pine, iron, and glass. So, if you have been searching for a white bedside table or one in another colour to match your bedroom decor, Superbalist has you covered. Aside from fancy and functional pieces, we also house an impressive selection of bedside cabinets and side tables in classic and trendy designs.
Explore Superbalist’s Showcase of Bedside Tables
Superbalist houses an expansive collection of bedside tables in a myriad of designs and colours to suit every taste. You can pick from our vast range, which includes pastel bedside cabinets, rattan side tables, and open bedside tables. Choose your favourite ones on our user-friendly online platform; you can refine your search using filters for colour, brands, material, etc. Here are some types of bedside tables available for purchase on Superbalist.
Floating Table and Light
This black floating modern bedside table displays a minimalist Scandinavian look and feel. Perfect for storing bedtime reads and other essentials, it has an attached light as well. This style also comes without the attached lamp in a light grey variant.
Open Bedside Table
This grey bedside table features two open shelves, and is constructed with a pine base and MelaWood top finish.
Metal and Glass Bedside Table
Complement the warm tones in your bedroom with this small bedside table in gold colour. This piece displays an elegant and minimalistic design with a smaller lower shelf.
Cube Side Table
This steel bedside table is made of thick steel, and features cable routing, reversible doors, and an adjustable shelf. You can pick this in colours like green, grey, blue, and yellow.
Rattan Side Table
This rattan side table flaunts a circle-shaped design on the sides, and has three shelves. This piece is perfect if your bedroom furniture and decor lean toward natural materials and bamboo-inspired aesthetics.
Pedestal Side Table
This bedside table comes fitted with wood legs and two drawers for all your essentials. This piece is constructed with MDF and oak, so it is of a strong and durable quality.
Guide to Picking the Right Bedside Table
There are various factors you must consider before choosing the right bedside table. The right decor and furniture are essential for your bedroom. If you want to change your bedside table, consider the existing decor in your room. Here are a few factors you should keep in mind so that you can choose the right bedside table.
Consider your usage style. If you like reading before bed and have a lamp, your side table should be roomy enough to accommodate it. Your bedside table should complement your nighttime routine. For those who keep a journal or a dream diary, you can now keep notebooks close to you with a bedside table.
Size and Storage
Choosing the right height and width is key when it comes to bedside tables. If you like having a stack of books or magazines by your side, consider getting a sturdier wooden bedside table with storage options like shelves. However, if you prefer keeping only your alarm clock or phone beside you, pick a floating bedside shelf or a single-shelf unit.
Design and Colour
Your bedroom decor should be cohesive for a visually appealing look. If your bedroom decor leans towards black and grey, a black bedside table is your best bet. On the other hand, if your bed and dresser are made with lighter-toned wood, complement them with a wooden bedside table. Keep in mind the overall design of your bedroom. The colour palette should be cohesive and complementary.
Shop for Quality Bedside Tables on Superbalist
Get quality headboards on Superbalist – South Africa’s number one online fashion, lifestyle, and home destination. Explore our expansive range of furnitureto find the right pieces for your home. Get the perfect complementary chairsfor your desk and table from our vast selection. You can also explore our home section, including our expansive assemblage of rugsfor your home. You can make the most of all this and enjoy a delightful shopping experience with perks like free shipping, convenient payment methods, and fuss-free returns and exchanges. Alternatively, you can also pick our convenient Click and Collect function to collect your order from any of our Pickup points across South Africa.
What are the benefits of Bedside Tables?
Bedside tables are placed adjacent to the bed and are used to store essentials like alarm clocks, mobile phones, and night lamps for a seamless morning and bedtime routine. This nifty piece of furniture ensures your bed stays clutter-free and also adds a touch of visual appeal to your bedroom decor. This piece of furniture comes in various storage options as well as designs – from elaborate to minimalist – to complement every decor style. Enjoy your bedtime reads and keep your to-be-read stack on hand with a spacious side table. You can also keep a glass of water to quench late night thirst easily. For the nights when you are too tired or lazy to move, you can store your makeup wipes and skincare basics to ensure self-care. The bedside table’s drawers are often used to keep chargers for your tablet and phone, so they are easily accessible when needed. What is more, you can place a diffuser with your favourite essential oil on your side table to ensure you have a restful night of sleep.
Should bedside tables be higher than the bed?
Generally, bedside tables should be at the same level as the top of your mattress. This provides better ergonomics and also works well visually. You can also opt for a bedside table that is a few inches taller than your bed. However, make sure it is not lower than your bed, as keeping things reachable helps avoid objects from falling off and breaking. Furthermore, it is easier to reach for objects on a slightly higher surface than below the bed when you are standing or are laying in bed. Most bedside tables that are readily available are 24 to 27 inches in height, making them level with the top of the mattress.