Finding a nice and practical nightstand at an affordable price can be difficult. To be honest, I think the selection are really bad, and I hope we will have a better variety in the future.
Maybe the clue is to think outside the box and use a multifunctional furniture, like this clever idea over at Fantastic Frank where they have used a VIPP kitchen shelf as a nightstand. Since I prefer to have the bedside table hanging on the wall, I find this to be a perfect idea!
If you want to make a similar one on a low budget, you can buy the IKEA version “BOTKYRKA” ( it will then be a bit longer, but with a good saw, you can split it in two. Spray paint it the color you prefer. )
See also the Low Budget Nightstand I have in my own bedroom, if you need other ideas.
Photo via Fantastic Frank