A nightstand is a must for every bedroom that allows storing some small stuff you may need right before and after fall asleep. But usual nightstands are boring, if you want to add personality to the interior, it’s better to rock something special. We’ve already shared some really unusual nightstands but today we are going to show you some not only unusual but also functional items that work.
The most popular and non-typical bedside tables are trunks, suitcases and ladders due to the plenty of storage space that they all have. Trunks and suitcases will provide hidden storage, and ladders will give you open storage space, enough for small and not only items. All of them can be DIYed or at least renovated from existing items, which is another advantage. Now let’s take a look at some examples to make you choose easily.
Suitcase Bedside Tables
Vintage suitcases can be transformed into many pieces including nightstands. Just renovate the suitcase – reupholster or repaint it and place it on some legs or right on the floor, and voila. If one suitcase isn’t enough, make a cool stack of suitcases attaching them to each other or not. The great advantage in such a nightstand is plenty of storage space, plus such a piece can be easily made by you – there are lots of DIY projects to do that.
Vintage trunks are also a nice idea for a nightstand and they are sure to add character to your bedroom. Find a vintage piece and change it if you want or leave it as it and place next to your bed – voila! Such an item also has much storage space, which is a very practical idea.
An old ladder is a great piece to turn into a nightstand, and if you have some old piece at hand, just repaint it and place next to your bed or leave it shabby as it is. A ladder has much open storage space and there are various pieces from tall to smaller ones, you can give it any look you like. There are ladders of metal and wood, choose what you like and spruce up your space with it.