Ever since we wrapped up Regan’s big vintage bed switcheroo, I have been on the hunt for the perfect narrow bedside tables to fit on either side of her bed. I *think* I’ve finally found a winner.
The bedrooms in our house aren’t spacious by any means, so we’ve had to get creative over the years finding small nightstands to make the most of our space and friends’ spaces. (I don’t know about you, but if I have to choose, I’d rather have a big bed to sprawl out in alongside a slim bedside table.)
So I pulled together 20 favorite skinny nightstands to work in small bedrooms as well as some nightstand ideas to help make the most of your space, if you have the same challenge in your home.
1. Replace Glass Doors in Nightstands
Conceal clutter in behind glass doors in nightstands by replacing the glass with cane webbing. It takes just a few minutes and is an inexpensive way to create a new look.
Tutorial: DIY Cane Nightstand Makeover
2. Change the Hardware
It’s so easy to add a little of your own style to a basic nightstand by simply replacing the plain knob or pull with one that makes a statement.
3. Keep Charging Capability in Mind
We got these nightstands for Olivia’s room that has a compartment in the back to run a power strip with a USB port as a device charging station.
If your nightstand doesn’t have a hidden compartment for running power cords, simply place a power strip inside of the top drawer and drill a hole with a hole saw bit in the back of a nightstand to run a cord to an outlet behind the bed.
4. Keep a Basket Underneath
If you need extra storage in a nightstand that has an open shelf, place a basket inside instead to conceal clutter.
5. Search for Living Room End Tables
Sometimes I have better luck finding a narrow bedside table that works better for a bedroom when searching for end tables in the living room category. Since our guest bedroom really doesn’t require much storage, this end table worked perfectly.
6. Use a Stool
Especially in a temporary bedroom, like what we set up on our home office using an air mattress, it helps to use a stool as a makeshift nightstand. But it works well in a regular small bedroom too, if you’re very limited on space.
20 Favorite Small Nightstands
If you have a small bedroom, here are my top 20 favorite narrow nightstands that still make a statement.
Do you have any other nightstand tricks you’ve figured out in your own home?
I finally found the perfect nightstand for Regan’s room on Facebook Marketplace, and I can’t wait to get started on painting it! More on that later though.
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