The nightstand gets short rift in the furniture world IMO.
Sofas, dining room tables and coffee tables are what people invest a great deal of time researching and buying but fail to appreciate the purpose and potential impact of the lowly nightstand.
Here’s why I think the nightstand is so important.
I don’t know about you, but I have a bunch of stuff I need at arms-length when sleeping. Here’s what I need instant access to:
Cell phone: it’s my alarm clock plus pre-sleeping reading device such as Kindle books)
Book: While I read Kindle books, I also enjoy going old school at times as well.
Lamp: I love night lights because of the ambient light they give off which helps set a slumber mood.
What else? Ahhh, that’s right, a place for my coffee cup. Each morning I love enjoying a cup of coffee in bed and my nightstand is where I put it. My cup of morning coffee wouldn’t be possible without a nightstand.
While function is key, so too is design otherwise I’d just get an old milk crate and slap a piece of plywood on top. While I’m all about DIY, that’s not going to do it for me.
I like design and I like unique.
Below is a series of 15 unique nightstand designs. Love them or hate them, they are different. Enjoy.
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.