Bedside Table Buying Guide

Bedside Table Buying Guide

Placing a set of bedside drawers next to your bed offers you multiple benefits including extra storage space and a spot to place your bedtime essentials such as a reading book, your mobile phone and lamp.

The bedside drawers you choose will help to add a touch of personality and functionality to your bedroom. That’s why it’s important to think about your options.

This bedside table buying guide will give you some easy-to-follow advice on what to consider when buying a bedside cabinet and help you decide which style is right for you.

Things to consider

1. How many drawers do I need?

Before picking your bedside drawers there are a few things you should think about. You need to consider how many you want to have in your room and whereabouts you want to place them (just because they are called bedside drawers, doesn’t mean they can’t go elsewhere in your room!) You might also need to think about how much you want to store in the drawers, this will change the need for a two or three drawers.

2. Assembly

Most bedside drawers are easy to assemble and come flat packed, making them easy to store until you are ready to update your bedroom.

Some furniture comes pre-assembled and ready for immediate use.

What types of bedside drawers are there?

As mentioned before this choice between a two drawer and three drawer bedside unit is based on two things, personal preference and the number of items you want to store in them. The majority of units come in three different styles:

1 drawer bedside cabinet

Valentine mirror glass 2 drawer bedside


2 drawer bedside cabinet

Oslo oak and white gloss 1 drawer bedside


3 drawer bedside cabinet

Julian Bowen Marlborough 3 Drawer Bedside Table in Oak

Marlborough oak 3 drawer bedside

Styles and colours

Most bedside drawers range from around 0.55m – 0.7m in height and are available in a variety of finishes including:

  • Mirror glass
  • Oak
  • Oak and grey
  • Oak and white gloss
  • Reclaimed pine
  • Walnut and black gloss
  • White mirror glass
  • White oak


Whichever style you choose, you should always check that the beside drawers you have selected are made to the highest of standards.


Article by Adam Chard

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