A successful relationship needs to be built on balance and equality. Having only one night stand next to the bed is supportive of little more than a one-night stand. In narrow rooms this can be difficult, but this set-up is ideal, as it gives each person a place to put their keys, wallet, phone, or other belongings before going to sleep. It is literally a support structure for each person. If one person has this but not the other, it speaks to a lack of equality in the relationship. Even if you are single, you should still have two side tables because this is preparing you to welcome someone else into that space. Each one should have a matching lamp, which represents each partner having a shared point of view.