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Purple’s Picks: Modern Nightstands

When you first wake up, is the first thing you see a modern art painting hanging across the room? Do you reach for your latest copy of Dwell magazine? If your answer was an enthusiastic “yes!” to either of these questions, chances are high that you’re laying in a modern bed. Complete your modern bedroom look with Purple’s picks for modern nightstands.

Asher Modern Nightstand

Asher Modern Nightstand

Taking inspiration from mid-century modern home decor, this simple and minimalist bedside table features tapered legs and a simple wood finish. A drawer and lower storage shelf offer plenty of space to store away the necessities. [Rove Concepts]

Modern Nightstand With Rounded Edges

Modern Nightstand With Rounded Edges

We’re taking a far step from the traditional with this nightstand from Rove Concepts. Curved and legless, this nightstand is definitely modern and features two drawers to offer you all the storage space you need. [Rove Concepts]

Round Modern Gray Nightstand

Round Modern Gray Nightstand

The simple two-tone color design of this side table definitely lends itself to modern and minimalist bedroom decor. The tapered legs add just a flair of mid-century modern design. [Amara Home]

Square Two-Tone Modern Nightstand

Square Two-Tone Modern Nightstand

With a stone top and charcoal finished wood, this nightstand screams modern home design. [Universal Furniture]

Champagne Modern Nightstand

Champagne Modern Nightstand

An organic glass top sits on top of a metal frame to create this unique open-frame modern nightstand. The champagne colored stria design adds a bit of class and sophistication to your space. [Amara Home]

Modern Geodesic Floating Nightstand

Modern Geodesic Floating Nightstand

If you’re short on floor space but still want a set of modern nightstands to tie your room together, consider these floating nightstands. The geodesic wood design is crafted out of solid walnut and adds a unique modern flair to your bedroom. [HendricksDesignUSA on Etsy]

Geometric Modern Nightstand

Geometric Modern Nightstand

Available in small or large, choose from a variety of different wood species to make this nightstand all yours. The simple yet modern angles in this nightstand offer plenty of storage for your favorite nighttime reads. [BijouxLuandCo on Etsy]

Open Frame Modern Nightstand

Open Frame Modern Nightstand

The gold details on this open-frame nightstand will provide your space with some serious modern vibes. Crafted out of mahogany wood and brass hardware, this nightstand is topped off with an inset glass top to add a touch of class. [Universal Furniture]

Minimalist Modern Wood Nightstand

Minimalist Modern Wood Nightstand

This simple, modern, minimalist nightstand is made out of Western Walnut and takes inspiration from mid-century modern design. This nightstand is built using traditional woodworking techniques and features sleek dovetailed drawers. [MakersWoodworks on Etsy]

So What Makes A Nightstand Modern Anyways?

While the modern design aesthetic doesn’t have a ton of rules, there are some defining characteristics that make this style all its own. In general, modern design focuses on simple and minimalistic details with sleek lines and neutral colors. In the ‘50s, the mid-century modern design craze brought modern design to the forefront. Nowadays, mid-century modern design is making a come back, and often “modern” and “mid-century modern” are interchangeable terms.

However, modern design is a more toned down version of its predecessor, usually staying away from bright colors and vibrant designs. Conversely, modern design is a bit more minimalist and favors neutral colors and details. When it comes to nightstands, you’ll see either wood or metal options with straight lines and little in the way of decorative details. Some nightstands will feature a color-blocked top while others are the same material all the way through.

DIY Modern Nightstand

Perhaps you’re looking for a modern nightstand on a budget. Or, you’re handy and just can’t justify not DIY’ing your very own nightstand. Either way, here are some of our favorite DIY modern nightstands.

Upcycled Pallet Mid Century Modern Nightstand

In the world of Pinterest and YouTube, you’ll find DIY pallet projects literally everywhere. This DIY mid-century modern nightstand is made out of a pallet and hairpin legs, and can be made for under $50! Not bad for a side table that looks both retro and modern. [YouTube]

Modern Nightstand With Ebonized Oak

If you’re looking for a DIY project that’s a bit more advanced, check out this gorgeous DIY modern nightstand. Complete with tapered legs and a geometrically patterned drawer, this nightstand is the perfect addition to your modern bedroom. [YouTube]

Simple Mid-Century Inspired Nightstands

Maybe you’re new to DIY or are looking for a simple yet modern nightstand to accompany your modern bed. This simple DIY project has step by step directions that are easy to follow for even the most novice of DIYers. [YouTube]

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