9 nightstands that take just one hot minute to set up

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Three nightstands from: Overstock, Amazon MYHUM Store, west elm, Wayfair 17 stories
(Image credit: Future | Overstock, Amazon MYHUM Store, west elm, Wayfair 17 stories)

Small bedroom space or not, the humble nightstand is a vital addition. Not only do they come in pretty useful for housing a night light, jade roller, and good read, but for what is quite a small piece of furniture, a nightstand (or two) can really set the tone for your entire bedroom.

Whatever vibe you're going for in your rental, find the right nightstand and watch it transform your bedroom storage game and upgrade your surroundings in minutes. In the spirit of keeping things simple, after hours of scrolling for the perfect piece and waiting on a delivery, you might not be up for a whole lot of DIY. Rest assured that not only have we curated the cutest picks around, but all of these nightstands either need zero construction skills whatsoever or, according to reviews, are a total breeze to put together. No roomie required.

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Camille Dubuis-Welch
Former Deputy Editor

I'm Cam, the former deputy editor of Real Homes who worked on the site from 2020 to 2023. As a renter myself, sharing a home with two friends (and my cat) in London, I know all too well the challenges that this can pose when it comes to creating your perfect setup. As someone who has always loved everything interior design-related, I cannot rest until a home feels right and I am really passionate about helping others get there too, no matter what their living situation, style, or budget may be. It’s not always the easiest to figure out, but the journey is fun and the results are so worth it.

After interior design, travel, art, and photography are my next big passions. When I’m not writing or editing homes content, I’m usually tapping into other creative outlets, exploring galleries in London or further afield, taking photos, scribbling, or drawing!