25 Unusual Nightstands That Are Functional

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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.

a couple of chic suitcases with copper detailing for a girlish touch in the bedroom

a couple of chic suitcases with copper detailing for a girlish touch in the bedroom

a cool stack of suitcases, they aren't vintage but look awesome anyway

a cool stack of suitcases, they aren't vintage but look awesome anyway

a couple of vintage suitcases stacked on each other as a creative bedside table with a vintage feel

a couple of vintage suitcases stacked on each other as a creative bedside table with a vintage feel

a stack of vintage suitcases is ideal for a shabby chic or just girlish bedroom

a stack of vintage suitcases is ideal for a shabby chic or just girlish bedroom

a stack of vintage suitcases is great for storage and will bring a vintage feel to the space

a stack of vintage suitcases is great for storage and will bring a vintage feel to the space

a stack of vintage suitcases highlights the rustic vintage style of the bedroom

a stack of vintage suitcases highlights the rustic vintage style of the bedroom

a stack of vintage suitcases adds color and interest to the bedroom making it more special

a stack of vintage suitcases adds color and interest to the bedroom making it more special

a vintage suitcase reupholstered and put on legs to create a cool nightstand

a vintage suitcase reupholstered and put on legs to create a cool nightstand

a vintage suitcase put on wooden legs adds interest to the space and gives hidden storage space

a vintage suitcase put on wooden legs adds interest to the space and gives hidden storage space

a vintage suitcase placed on trendy hairpin legs gives a cool boho chic nightstand

a vintage suitcase placed on trendy hairpin legs gives a cool boho chic nightstand

a vintage suitcase painted white and put ona  white table for a shabby chic bedroom

a vintage suitcase painted white and put ona white table for a shabby chic bedroom

Trunk Nightstands

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.

a large vintage chest painted black brings a unique personalized touch to the bedroom

a large vintage chest painted black brings a unique personalized touch to the bedroom

a vintage wooden trunk renovated to use it as a bedside table with enough storage

a vintage wooden trunk renovated to use it as a bedside table with enough storage

a vintage wooden trunk adds personality to this industrial masculine bedroom

a vintage wooden trunk adds personality to this industrial masculine bedroom

a vintage rustic trunk is perfect for a shabby chic or rustic vintage bedroom

a vintage rustic trunk is perfect for a shabby chic or rustic vintage bedroom

a vintage trunk is a cool idea to make a statement and to get hidden storage at the same time

a vintage trunk is a cool idea to make a statement and to get hidden storage at the same time

a vintage wooden trunk covered with printed fabric for an industrial touch

a vintage wooden trunk covered with printed fabric for an industrial touch

Ladder Nightstands

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.

a little wooden ladder and stool for storing all the stuff you may need

a little wooden ladder and stool for storing all the stuff you may need

a shabby chic ladder is a nice nightstand that doesn't take much space and features open storage

a shabby chic ladder is a nice nightstand that doesn't take much space and features open storage

a small black ladder can be a nice nightstand idea for a Scandinavian bedroom

a small black ladder can be a nice nightstand idea for a Scandinavian bedroom

a small vintage ladder acts as a bedside bookshelf and doesn't cost a lot of money

a small vintage ladder acts as a bedside bookshelf and doesn't cost a lot of money

a stylish little ladder bedside table looks really cool and can accommodate a lot of things

a stylish little ladder bedside table looks really cool and can accommodate a lot of things

a tall ladder nightstand for much open storage and a tiny trunk under it

a tall ladder nightstand for much open storage and a tiny trunk under it

a vintage rustic ladder brings much open storage and looks very eye-catchy

a vintage rustic ladder brings much open storage and looks very eye-catchy

an industrial ladder bedside table is a cool idea to add a textural touch

an industrial ladder bedside table is a cool idea to add a textural touch