Nightstands are trending …

I googled “Emily Henderson nightstand” (as I’m sure you all do often) last night and was surprised to find a bunch of bedrooms that I styled but had kinda forgotten about. So to get you in the nightstand competition spirit, here are some more to inspire you. It’s easy you guys, and already I have seen a few on the contest page that are awesome and worthy of winning the pair of Serena and Lily nightstands.


Ahh, “Antique Geek Chic.” I loved that episode. And yes, this “nightstand” is an antique store display drawer thing. Anything that is around the same height as the mattress and is a solid surface can be a nightstand, friends. Trust.

nightstand styling

photo by mark champion

Exhibit B.  A rolling typewriter table = nightstand.

green zen bedroom

This one I just found and totally forgot about — it was one of the few rooms that I forgot to shoot afterward. Oh, the screen behind it was just so god damn pretty. Anyway, these were a pair of crappily finished nightstands that we had sprayed green, and cost us around $150 each. Turned out totally cute. Although that is not my favorite styling moment.

chinoiserie bedroom

photo by Bethany Nauert

Again not a nightstand, but why not do it? That dresser looks amazing right there, adds more storage, and helped the layout of the room so much.

photo by bethany nauert

One can never argue with the power of the canopy bed. God, I could kiss myself, I love that bedroom so much. If I don’t have a daughter I will STILL have a crazy girl bedroom in my house. Maybe I’ll dress up my cat as a girl, who knows? Maybe I’ll take her out clothes shopping with me, you never know. Maybe all the neighbors will talk, Brian will divorce me, and I’ll get locked up in a loony bin, who knows?

blue tufted headboard

Ah, remember this? This was more recent, but still a pretty little moment. Don’t forget to lean cute art on your nightstand if you are into that sort of thing. Which apparently I am …

pretty gray bedroom

Ahhhh … that was my bedroom four years ago. Shot by Terilyn Fisher. I made that headboard as soon as I got back from “DesignStar” when I was in crazy productivity mode. Brings me back.

So you see, friends, nightstands are trending. Don’t miss out, style your nightstand for the contest and get people to vote so you can win some dope nightstands from our friends at Serena and Lily. You have til March 25th. Enter here.




  1. Jessi

    For the contest I used a tv tray and a piece of fabric to make a nightstand…use what you got right? :) There are some really great entries!!

    • Emily

      Nice job, Jessi. That’s what i’m talking about.xx

  2. Jessi

    oh and i’ve noticed the same alarm clock from target in like 3 pictures! how funny is that!?

  3. Courtney

    Shouldn’t the people with the WORST nightstands win this competition? Why do people who already have such great nightstands need new ones? Doesn’t make sense to me!

    • Emily

      Its not about the best nightstand, its about the best styling of said nightstand. And ‘worst nightstand styling’ didn’t seem like a great contest. :)

  4. Antique Geek Chic was when I started my total crush on you and your style. Love these nightstands!

  5. mara

    Is the contest open to US-Citzens only or is it worldwide?

  6. Jackie

    I tried to enter the contest, but you have to have a Facebook login. I am not on Facebook and I do not wish to join. Is there another way to enter the contest?

  7. I’ve always loved that girly bedroom with the orange chandelier!

  8. Kate

    Just entered. This was the kick in the butt I needed to look at our house with fresh eyes. Can’t wait to see everyones entries.

  9. Pam

    Where can you see the entries? Do you have to enter first?

  10. LOVE the way you hung the chandelier above the white dresser. I want to try doing that!

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  12. Jane

    Help, my photo isn’t showing up!

  13. Sarah

    My photo isn’t showing up in the contest either… and I’ve tried entering several times!

  14. Melissa Merrell Carandang

    I just entered, thanks so much for sponsoring this contest! My styling was long overdue and I needed the extra push!

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  16. Shelley

    Love all of your bedside stylings. I laughed out loud at your cat comments. You are seriously obsessed, but in a good way. You are talent times 10.

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  18. Oh my gosh, I LOVE that green nightstand. So different!

  19. I realllly want to know where you got that Gentleman Figurine off the desk.. the white one with a gold tophat

    Do you have a closer photo of it or a link to where you bought it orrr the brand name or designer name??

    thanks :)

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  21. Selema

    I love the green nightstands! What color and brand of paint did you use?

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