A Night Stand is a bedside table and is sometimes called a night table. Fairly self explanatory, the nightstand sits beside a bed. A smaller bed usually calls for a single nightstand. A larger bed that sleeps more than one often calls for a night table on each side. It can be a pair or it can be two different tables that complement one another. Some nightstands have one or more drawers to house our night time stuff; remotes, lip balm, etc.