No Nightstand, No Problem—Here are 5 Better Alternative


It’s no secret that furnishing an entire apartment is daunting and involves extensive decision making—and while it may be tempting to load up your shopping cart at a mass market retailer and call it a day, don’t settle! With a bit of creativity, you can make your space look totally one of a kind. How, exactly? Opting for a bedside table that’s a bit off the beaten path is a great place to start. In fact, you may be able to put together the perfect nightstand setup using pieces you already own—read on for our five favorite alternatives to traditional bedside tables to get started.

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1. Trunks

Photo by Roxanne Kwiecinski

Trunks—whether vintage or contemporary—make for excellent bedside tables, as they’re full of storage potential and style. Keep off-season quilts and sheet sets inside, or simply use a trunk to hold extra books, magazines, or anything else that needs a proper home (we won’t judge). Have a couple of trunks that would look lovely placed together? Go ahead and stack them up, as blogger Roxanne Kwiecinski did in her space.


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