11 Nightstand Pairs for Under $500 Because Bedside Tables Shouldn't Cost So Much

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Here's one of decor's greatest unsolved mysteries: WHY ARE NIGHTSTANDS SO EXPENSIVE??? And most of the time, when you find one you like, you're like, oh wait that's not the price because I have to buy two?! The world is unfair. And even we will admit: Dropping $500 in one go isn't some easy thing. But in the world of bedside tables, $500 is a bargain. So, we finally found some nightstands for under $500 (for two) that we would actually buy:

1. Urban Outfitters Wren Rattan Nightstand, $149 ( $298 pair )

That wrapped detail on the handle is just the right touch to make this seem like something you spent hours searching on Etsy for.

2. Saguenay Chairside Table, $149.99 ( $293.98 pair )

Craving some Scandinavian minimalism? This double-tiered night table is the answer.

3. Article Envelo Nightstand, $249 ( $498 pair )

A white casing makes this Article nightstand feel more contemporary than retro.

4. PB Teen Wall-Leaning Nightstand, $129 ( $258 pair )

Here's a small space solution when you've got minimal surface area around your bed: this PB Teen (hey, don't knock it 'til ya try it) leaning nightstand.

5. CB2 Proof Nightstand, $199 ( $398 pair )

Bring some industrial vibes into your bedchamber with this welded number.

6. American Trails Solid Oak Nightstand, $89.99 ( $179.98 pair )

Ready for the world's best kept decor secret? Home Depot has some amazing finds. Case in point: this nightstand which kinda looks like it came out of a midcentury-esque startup.

7. Ikea Busunge Chest, $139 ( $278 pair )

Yes, this might be an item from Ikea's kids' collection, but it could have huge potential as a pop accent in a minimalist bedroom.

8. Joss & Main Wood Top Nightstand, $143.99 ( $287.98 pair )

Ordinarily, we'd say this style isn't really our thing, but there's something about that traditional base, covered in just the right blue paint, that has us second guessing.

9. Opalhouse Geometric Front Nightstand, $119.99 ( $239.98 pair )

Target's Opalhouse line wins again with a bedside table that looks high-design.

10. World Market Marble and Gold Side Table, $129.99 ( $259.98 pair )

We'd usually say that bedside tables absolutely need storage. But we are also not you, and maybe a tabletop suits you fine. If so, this is real pretty.

11. Urban Outfitters Jamison Side Table, $179 ( $358 pair )

We're loving the natural-meets-industrial vibe going on here.

12. Safavieh Lyla Nightstand, $185.59 ( $371.18 pair )

Yes, this midcentury-inspired nightstand looks like A LOT of models on the market. But that deep blue hue and gold details make it unmissable.


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