I love bedside tables with lots of closed storage because no matter how big a master bedroom may be, there never seems to be enough space for clothing and bits and pieces.
Bedrooms that have only a smallish nightstand on one side of the bed and a big, much higher bureau on the other, look sort of like the Titanic going down – off-balanced.
Instead, a matching pair of nightstands with drawers for storing underwear, socks and books can make any bedroom look more balanced and feel more tranquil. Plus, it’s more equitable for couples to each have their own chest.
For some reason, furniture manufacturers who sell bedroom sets seem to provide only one night stand, hence the discrepancy. Why just one? (These must be the same culprits that sell sofas with matching love seats, even though the resulting L shaped configuration is uncomfortable for conversation and difficult to configure in many homes.)
So, I say, let’s start protesting and demand that two nightstands come with every bedroom set. As my favorite civil dissident, Henry David Thoreau, said, “It takes two…”