It took a decade of apartment-bouncing before I finally scored a bedroom big enough to fit night stands on either side of the bed. A queen-sized bed at that! In New York City! I know. What is this life of luxury I lead?
Well, before this, I lived in a bedroom that was the exact width of my full-size mattress. Length-wise, beyond the mattress, there was just enough room for a door to open. I lived there until I woke up one morning screaming because I thought I was in a coffin. There was definitely no room for a nightstand in there!
Before that, I lived in a room that somehow had 4 doors. Not even joking. It was the biggest room in the apartment but it also housed the apartment's only closets. Having a room that was partially “communal” was difficult. Trying to arrange furniture so that you didn't block any of the doors was even more difficult. Needless to say, there was no room for nightstands in there either.
But now, finally, I have room! Not enough for anything large and in charge. But, the cute little nightstands I have are enough for me to not have to worry about accidentally kicking over glasses of water on the floor. They are also just big enough for me to put lamps on them, so I no longer have to get up to turn off the light after dozing off from reading. My room also looks so much more complete — and chic — with nightstands. I highly recommend it.
The thing to keep in mind when shopping for nightstands for super small spaces is that the tables should be functional, but also decorative.
Luckily, there are more compact night stands to choose from than you think! Here are just a few …
Murray Drink Table
Kartell Max Beam
Triangle Side Table
Kiley End Table
Sachem Drink Table
A splash of color is a good idea for any home décor.
Tri White Marble Side Table
At once simple and ultra-elegant, this marble night stand is the clean, uncluttered aesthetic you need to usher in sweet dreams.
Ritz Tall Side Table
Talk about mood lighting. For dramatic effect, you can place a light on top of the table to reflect off the mirrored top.
Spark Shell Craft Contemporary Floating Nightstand
St. Germain Side Table
Componibili Storage Unit
Remember what I said about double duty? This piece functions as both nightstand and storage, which is something you can basically never have too much of.
Willa Arlo Interiors Deklan Mirrored End Table With Storage
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