According to Feng Shui guidelines for the bedroom, there are three basic principles. 1) Place the bed so that it is easily accessible from both sides. 2) Avoid placing the bed in line with the door. 3) Position two bedside tables, one on each side of the bed.
Here, we're focusing on the last requirement. Ready to graduate from a stack of old books or a shelf? Concealing clutter is a positive side effect of having a proper bedside table. Here's our roundup of 12 modern wood bedside tables, drawers included.
Above: From SF-based studio Ohio Design, the Jake Nightstand has an open bottom and a single drawer that's under-mounted and self-closing. The drawer comes with the option of being recessed or flush inset, and the base has square-tube, brushed-steel legs (an optional base is available in wood or flat steel); prices range from $699 to $899 depending on size, from Ohio Design.
Above: Inspired by the work of George Nakashima, the Anders Nightstand is made by Vermont artisans using mortise-and-tenon joinery. The nightstand comes in solid cherry (shown) and solid walnut, both are treated with an oil-and-wax finish; $599 from Room & Board.
Above: Designed by Matthew Hilton for De La Espada, the McQueen Bedside Chest has two drawers (with soft-closing piston action), dovetail joinery, and cast iron handles. Available in Danish-oiled walnut for $2,595 from The Future Perfect.
Above: From Belgian company Ethnicraft, the Oak Nordic Nightstand has a European easy glide drawer and lower storage space; it's finished in white oil and is $500 from Lekker Home.
Above: The Mid-Century Media Base of FSC-certified solid eucalyptus, originally envisioned for use in the living room, is suggested by West Elm as bedside storage. The base has slim legs and beveled edges. It's available with three drawers (shown) or a single roomy cabinet; $399 from West Elm.
Above: Steuart Padwick's Pointe Nightstand is made of solid oak and oak veneer with a satin oil finish, and the two drawers are on soft close runners; $785 from Horne.
Above: From Phloem Studio of Portland, Oregon, the Colleen Endtable is made from a range of domestic hardwoods: ash, cherry, walnut, rift white oak, western walnut, and western curly maple (shown). Each piece is crafted in the studio to order and requires a lead time of 8 to 12 weeks; contact Phloem Studio for pricing and ordering.
Above: From Mash Studio's PCH Series (named after California's Pacific Coast Highway), the High Night Table is solid teak with a cast aluminum drawer façade. The night table is made from lacquer-free and FSC-certified natural materials; $1,160 from Design Public.
Above: The Oak Azur Nightstand from Ethnicraft is made in Europe from sustainably-sourced solid oak that is kiln dried to ensure hardness. The nightstand has a self-closing drawer on an easy glide, under-mounted track; $500 from Lekker Home.
Above: De La Espada's 012 Atlantico Bedside Table consists of a single drawer resting on an open cubic frame. It's available in American white oak (shown) or American black walnut, finished in either Danish or white oil. Made in Portugal, the bedside table is held together with screws that are disguised with long grain dowels; the cubic frame is built from mortise and tenon joints; $1,145 from Y Living.
Above: Ikea's Tarva Nightstand is solid pine with a fiberboard back; $39.99.