Sneak Peek: Chris and Julie Thomas. "Our bedroom is definitely tight on space (we don’t even have a closet), so it was really tricky to find bedside tables that would fit. In the end, Chris had pieces of walnut cut to a custom size, then he sanded and stained them and attached them to the wall with brackets. To make the small space more cheerful, we’ve hung some bright art. The painting to the right was given to us by our good friend and talented Hawaii artist, Pegge Hopper." #sneakpeek
Finding the Right Height for a Nightstand and Lamp First, your nightstand should be about the same height as the top of your mattress, give or take a few inches. Ideally, err on the higher side. Then, when choosing a lamp, you want the bottom of the shade to be about even with your chin level when sitting up in bed. That provides ideal reading and task light without glaring in your eyes.