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Purple’s Picks: Scandinavian Nightstands

When you wake up in the morning, is the first thing you see clean white linens and maybe an exposed brick wall? Is your bed a simple, minimalist platform design and clutter is kept to a minimum? Finish off that modern, Scandinavian-style bedroom with a pair of Purple’s Picks for the best Scandinavian-style nightstands.

Drop-Front Scandinavian Teak Nightstand

Drop-Front Scandinavian Teak Nightstand

Featuring simple, minimalist drawer pulls and a unique drop-down front, this set of Scandinavian nightstands are vintage items from the 1960s. Crafted out of teak wood, this set of nightstands were created by Danish designer Arne Vodder, making them true Scandinavian-style decor pieces. [Chairish]

Mid-Century Modern Inspired Danish Nightstand

Mid-Century Modern Inspired Danish Nightstand

This vintage dresser from Chairish has a hint of modernist design and a sunken drawer. With the simple contrasting wood dresser pull and a teak wood construction, this dresser is a minimalist option with a bit of decorative flair. [Chairish]

American Oak Scandinavian Nightstand

American Oak Scandinavian Nightstand

Available in white oak, black walnut, and lacquered white oak, this bedside table from Habitables is a Scandinavian-style option with some mid-century modern inspired details. Hairpin-style legs and a simple drawer come together to create a visually-interesting nightstand that will pair well with your platform bed. [Habitables]

Scandinavian Elm Nightstand With Glass Top

Scandinavian Elm Nightstand With Glass Top

Designed in Sweden and made out of elm wood, this Scandinavian-style dresser is a more elaborate than other options on our list, featuring a frosted glass top and a unique geometric wood grain. Hairpin style legs add a mid-century modern flair while simple silver drawer pulls adds sophistication. [Pamono]

Solid Teak Wood Danish Nightstand

Solid Teak Wood Danish Nightstand

Featuring a simple teak wood design and plenty of storage, this set of nightstands is vintage 1950s and designed in Denmark. [Pamono]

Scandinavian-Style Oak Nightstand

Scandinavian-Style Oak Nightstand

This minimalist nightstand features the standard wood design of
Scandinavian furniture and the hairpin-style legs of mid-century modern furniture for a gorgeous bedroom piece. Featuring two drawers to store away all your bedtime necessities, this nightstand is as functional as it is beautiful. [Oakiestudio on Etsy]

Beech Wood Scandinavian Nightstand

Beech Wood Scandinavian Nightstand

Available in natural wood as well as a variety of colors, this nightstand is a simple Scandinavian-inspired piece that’s made out of solid beech wood. [craftworksfurniture on Etsy]

What Makes a Nightstand Scandinavian Anyway?

First popularized in the 1960s, Scandinavian-style home decor is all about simple, minimalist designs that make a subtle statement. Thanks to stores like IKEA, the Scandinavian design aesthetic is making a big come back in the average American’s home. Scandinavian furniture is made out of solid wood and features little in the way of decorative details.

Scandinavian nightstands, in particular, are simple square pieces that either sit directly on the floor or are propped up with mid-century modern inspired hairpin legs. These are functional pieces that offer a drawer or two as well as a storage shelf for all your bedtime necessities. The drawer pulls are either cut out or are a simple wood design that keeps with the minimalist theme.

DIY Scandinavian Nightstand With Hairpin Legs

DIY Scandinavian Nightstand With Hairpin Legs

Featuring mid-century modern inspired hairpin legs and a simple wood design, this Scandinavian dresser is both functional and eye-catching. This DIY project is a good option for new woodworkers. [That Scandinavian Feeling]

Solid Walnut Mid-Century Modern Inspired Nightstand

If you have a knack for woodworking and want to create a Scandinavian nightstand that’s nothing short of impressive, consider this DIY project.

Minimalist Tall and Narrow Nightstand

Minimalist Tall and Narrow Nightstand

Made out of just four pieces of wood, this super minimalist nightstand is a functional solution for your bedroom. Finish it off with a fresh coat of white paint for a sleek, modern look, or consider leaving the wood as is for a more Scandinavian-style look. [A Beautiful Mess]

Minimalist Open Front Nightstand

Minimalist Open Front Nightstand

Made out of birch plywood and featuring a simple, minimalist design, this open-front nightstand project adds a Scandinavian-style feel to your space. [The Merry Thought]

If you want more Scandinavian design inspiration, check out our picks for Scandinavian dressers.

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