Bedside tables are essential for any bedroom. Every bedroom needs a nightstand to hold a table lamp, alarm clock, glass of water, book or tablet. If the bed is wood, nightstands often match the bed in cherry, dark brown, oak, black or white. Nightstands are sometimes called bed side tables. Some people look for tall nightstands, depending on the bed height. Nightstand furniture can have one drawer or two or three drawers and sometimes no drawers at all. Some bedroom nightstands have cabinet doors. Nightstands are sometimes the only bedroom furniture paired with a bed in very small bedrooms. Nightstands are the second piece of furniture after a bed in 3 piece bedroom sets and 5 piece bedroom sets.