12 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:

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1. Anthropologie Alves Nightstand, $198 ($396 pair)

Hello, modern, minimal bedroom! Pair this golden beauty with your colorful decor because this fun little piece will fit in with anything!

2. Walker Edison Oliva Modern 2-drawer Nightstand, $117.99 ($235.98 pair)

A simple geometric design is ideal for when you want a no-fuss modern aesthetic. Imagine how good it will look with a couple of colorful paperbacks lying on top of it.

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

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

4. Prepac Espresso Nightstand, $102.08 ($204.16 pair)

A deep espresso for your moody, mid-century modern bedroom. Jazz it up with some bright pops of color or keep the whole look subdued and sensual.

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5. Nathan James Harper Mid-Century Oak Wood Nightstand, $149.99 ($299.98 pair)

Bring the eco-chic indoors. With natural-looking wood and sturdy legs, you can easily keep your plants close every single night.

6. American Trails Solid Oak Nightstand, $96.29 ($192.58 pair)

Ready for the world's best kept decor secret? Home Depot has some amazing finds. Case in point: this nightstand 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. Prepac Salt Spring Drifted Gray Pine Nightstand, $87.38

The rustic look is trending, so embrace it with this dusty wood nightstand. With the slightly used feel, your bedroom will bring back all the nostalgia vibes.

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9. Opalhouse Geometric Front Nightstand, $160 ($320 pair)

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

10. World Market Marble and Gold Side Table, $149.99 ($299.98 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. Nathan James Hayes Solid Wood Nightstand, $125.10 ($250.20 pair)

Gone are the days of the two-drawer nightstand. This modern piece is sure to 'wow' and is ideal if you want to show off your glamourous bedroom decor.

12. Safavieh Lyla Nightstand, $175.99 ($351.98 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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Lucy is a freelance writer based in Washington D.C. She loves modern design, travels often, and gets weekly bubble tea. She's a big believer in "less is more" (except planner stickers) and is always looking to create that perfect 10-piece capsule wardrobe.