Published on September 5, 2019

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Photography by Aaron Bengochea

Raise your hand if you decorate on an “as needed” basis. Sofa too small for your new apartment? Time to upgrade. A month passes and you can’t stand to look at your coffee table another minute? Consider it replaced. Spilled red wine all over your white rug the other night? A sign to kick it to the curb. (It was getting grimy anyway.) Here’s the thing: While practicality obviously comes first with furniture, the best vignettes come together when all the components are considered as one. 

Case in point: the nightstand. There are beautiful lamps and storage-packed bedside tables galore, but only certain ones look good in combination. We happen to have a few thoughts. Here are 13 nightstand-and-lamp pairings to consider for your bedroom. Just pick the decorating style that matches the vibe you’re going for.

Beach Shack

A sand-and-sea combo that will make you feel like you’re waking up by the ocean every day. 

Back to the Future

Is Space Odyssey your favorite movie? Then you’ll love this retro-meets-robotic duo.

Meditteranean Modern

Wake up to line drawings, pottery, and a linear nightstand in the same hue as cypress trees.

Cabin Chic

The ideal pair if your goal in life is to move to a house in the woods. This will get you halfway there.

Contemporary

This striking twosome is contemporary (clean lines, marble finishes) but with a twist (carved doors, ribbed details).

Au Naturel

An airy linen nightstand with a fittingly named Flowerpot lamp is a match made in decor heaven.

Scandi

A little caning plus a little pastel will give you the perfect Swedish scene.

Minimalist to the Max

If you swear by Marie Kondo’s decluttering method, this transparent lamp and two-tiered nightstand is for you.

24-7 Vacation

No need to book a flight to the tropics with this striking team of two.

Retro

Do you have a soft spot for your grandmother’s rattan furniture and mod accents? Meet these modern spins on ’70s classics.

English Flair

Anglophiles, take note. A pleated light only adds to the old-world elegance of this table, inspired by the Soho House in London.

Mid-century

A grasscloth nightstand and colorful globe lamp will transport you to Palm Springs every morning.

French Riviera

Bring the South of France home with this terrazzo lamp and French blue accent table combo that would feel right at home on the Cap d’Antibes. 

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