Every nursery we design needs a good side table. Even if it’s a small piece, having a side table next to your glider gives you a spot for a bottle, small lamp or even just to put your phone. Since nurseries are often small, we always try to maximize the storage if possible. Believe it or not, there are a lot of side tables out there with storage!

We always look for study options that won’t tip over easily, and nothing with sharp edges (so round is usually a good choice). Find some of our favorite side tables with storage below that are nursery-friendly, stylish and functional.

Storage Tables with Storage for the Nursery

1. Oak Rattan Side Table: We absolutely love this side table. The lid makes the storage look seamless and the rattan texture gives the table an airy and coastal look. A drum style side table is typically one of the more sturdy choices since it has no sharp edges and a solid base.

2. Organic Storage Side Table: The playful and gorgeous organic shape gives this side table a sculptural feel. It’s a multi-use piece of furniture that can definitely grow with your child.

3. Boucle Storage Side Table: This cream boucle side table is super cozy and has a great textured look. It’s a great neutral option and is perfect for storing an extra blanket! If your glider is also boucle, maybe skip this one though—it’s always best to mix textures when they are next to each other.

4. Fluted Oak Side Table: This is an understated round side table with fluted details with a nod to the Scandinavian style. A seamless hidden door with a soft-close function gives access to a storage space.

5. Black Storage Side Table: This black, solid wood side table is a great piece to add contrast to your nursery design. The canning detail feels airy and doesn’t take up too much visual space. The little shelf is perfect for storing a couple of bedtime books.

6. Wood Side Table With Drawer: This is a petite option for a compact space. This charming little side table has a laid-back cane detail with a small drawer. Sometimes just the smallest amount of extra storage helps!

7. White & Neutral Side Table: We love this one! It feels like a timeless piece with a gorgeous geometric wood pattern and subtle gold details. The open shelf is perfect for a decorative basket or some pretty books.

8. Scalloped Wood Side Table: We are pretty smitten with this little night stand. It has two drawers that offer extra storage and the scalloped detail would be adorable in a nursery. It comes in a black version as well.

9. Natural Cane & Black Side Table: Contrasting neutral cane with a black wood frame blends modern and boho together. This table has two selves for semi open storage and a beautiful curved back shape.

10. Elephant Side Table: This adorable wicker elephant side table is playful and will easily transition into a playroom. It’s perfect for holding swaddle blankets or a few toys, and the whimsical shape will encourage your little one to help clean up their toys!

11. Walnut Swivel Side Table: Mid-Century Modern is still a design trend we’ll be seeing for years. This walnut side table has a hidden storage space accessible by a swivel door. This one come in an oak finish as well.

12. Fluted Drum Side Table: This side table has a warm wood finish, ribbed detail and loads of storage inside. The mango wood naturally has lots of depth and interest, and would work for a nursery with a rustic feel.

Before finalizing your side table choice we recommend testing the table for sturdiness, especially if it’s going to be sitting on a rug. If you don’t need the extra storage, check out our post on Our Favorite Side Tables for the Nursery as well!


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