Nightstands and end tables typically have comparable dimensions. The standard height for both is about 25 inches. Although there is a wide variation in depths from piece to piece, nightstand generally tend to be less deep than end tables.
Are end tables shorter than nightstands?
Bedside tables tend to be thinner with more drawers, while end tables are more likely to be shorter with extra space on the bottom. However, the two tables are similar enough that they can be used interchangeably.
Should a bedside table be higher or lower?
As a general rule of thumb, the top of your nightstand should be level with the top of your mattress, or about 2-4” taller. Its much easier for somebody to reach above to grab something when theyre laying on the bed, as opposed to reaching below.
Whats the difference between a nightstand and a side table?
A nightstand is typically defined as a small, low bedside table that usually has drawers. A bedside table is defined as a small table beside a bed. Some believe there is just one main difference: Nightstands are expected to have at least one drawer, while bedside tables are not.
How wide should a console table be behind a sofa?
RULE: Make sure your console is the same height or a few inches shorter than the back of your sofa. It should also ideally have about 6″ of space on either end. It just looks strange to have a sofa console table thats taller or wider than your sofa.