The bedside table in the bedroom is both a functional and a decorative element of furniture. Therefore finding the perfect nightstand is important to achieve the desired impact in your bedroom. However when the space in the room is relatively limited this can be quite a difficult task since in many cases you will have to choose between style and functionality which is always a difficult choice and an unwanted compromise.
In this article we will give you some uniquely original ideas for nightstands that save space and at the same time have a unique design that can make them a decorative accent in any modern bedroom.
This is our first proposal for nightstands that will give an original touch to your bedroom, saving a lot of space, especially on the floor, which will be free to place other furniture and objects.
In this publication we will share ideas of how to make your bedroom more modern and original with hanging bedside tables. In other articles we already showed you some ideas for floating furniture to save space. And here we are going to focus on some unique hanging nightstands that offer comfort, style and of course a lot of originality.
The hanging nightstand is a very creative option for any bedroom. In addition, you can be sure that it will stand out a lot and that such a nightstand will not be seen everywhere. You can find a hanging nightstand for almost every style of interior design and if not you can also go for a DIY one. There are many tutorials on the internet, but you can also use our photo gallery to get original ideas that are very easy to carry out.
Advantages of Floating Nightstands
A hanging nightstand does not take up any floor space, which is ideal for small bedrooms. In this way you can use the free space for other purposes such as to leave your shoes there at night. Another advantage is its mobility and lightness, so it can be disassembled at any time if you decide you no longer need it.
However, there are also disadvantages related to this type of hanging furniture. Chief among them is its lack of stability. Of course, a floating nightstand can be discreetly attached to the adjacent wall and if you decide not to do so, you have to avoid placing glasses or other fragile objects there that can easily fall and break or melt.
Floating Nightstand Examples
Now let’s take a look at some examples.
Swing-Style Floating Nightstand
To add a quirky and quirky touch to your space, you can opt for a swing-style hanging table. Usually this floating table is made from a piece of wood of different thickness and rope or thread of your choice and it looks quite elegant. You can stain or paint it as you like to suit the style of the space in the best possible way. If it is an attic bedroom, use four strings to make the nightstand more stable. Make sure your swing is next to the wall, as swings are generally quite narrow and can’t hold too much stuff. A rocking nightstand is great for adding a playful and fun touch to an adult or even children’s bedroom.
A cute wooden rope swing style nightstand brings a cute summer feel to the space.
A swing style hanging nightstand is great for an attic bedroom and is very stable with 4 strings.
A swing as a nightstand is a creative idea and a way to add a fun touch to an adult space.
A low hanging nightstand designed as a rope swing and a wooden plate for a contemporary space.
A fresh modern bedroom with a boho touch and a thick rope floating nightstand and a piece of wood.
Round Shape Hanging Nightstand
Round hanging nightstands usually have three strings. If you want to have an elegant and modern table in your bedroom, you can opt for a round table of any color, with elegant strings. Do you want to add an industrial touch? Make a metal and rope board, but the most popular option is a natural-looking hanging table made with a piece of raw edge wood and some rope. You can design your hanging table as you like to make it fit perfectly in the bedroom, there are many ideas in the photos we show you here to inspire you.
Ideas for round hanging nightstands
A boho style bedroom with a dark wood and thread hanging nightstand that makes the space even more boho.
A Pair of Metal Hanging Nightstands for a Vintage Style Guest Bedroom.
A creative rope nightstand and a piece of raw wood for a natural touch in the bedroom.
A cute hanging rope nightstand and a slice of wood to add a natural touch to the space.
A hanging nightstand from a piece of wood and some yarn for a modern bedroom.
A hanging bedside table with two levels, the first as a plant stand, the second as a bedside table.
A duo of hanging metal nightstands to make a unique statement in the bedroom.
A moody bedroom with a hanging nightstand from a slice of wood and a rough twine to give a rustic touch to the design of the space.
A natural hanging rope bedside table and a raw edge piece of wood to create a rustic style space.
A rustic hanging rope nightstand and a piece of wood for a rustic vintage bedroom.
Other Original Nightstand Ideas
If you have a small room, you may have to make some compromises when it comes to furniture. However, one must-have thing you need is a place for all your bedside essentials. A nightstand is something we take for granted until we fall into the situation of not having enough room for one. The bedroom without a place for your favorite books, a light to read, your night tea, alarm, etc. it cannot be called comfortable and welcoming. Fortunately, there are creative solutions for having a nightstand in your small space. Something else some of these solutions are so original that many of you will want to use them to add a touch of design to your interiors.
Reduce the size of the traditional nightstand by using a wall-mounted option like this one. The bedside lamp attached to the edge of the headboard also helps save space on the bedside table.
Functional bedside tables that take up almost no space
And if not only space but also budget is limited, then try some chairs that you can find in a flea market or in second-hand furniture stores. You will be amazed at the touch of originality that this simple solution will add to your room.
Maximize your wall space with a shelf next to or above your bed for easy access, just like in this room.
Another original and easy trick is to use an IKEA Lack shelf as a bedside table: it is minimalist, elegant and functional without taking up much space.
Combine storage and light in one with this creative project. This is a perfect way to add a night light and provide a landing spot for your phone and some books, without taking up any floor space at all.
A skateboard nightstand, like this one from Home Stories, doesn’t take up much space, and it’s definitely an unexpected touch. The stool helps to anchor the nightstand and prevent it from rolling, and the art behind is a nice addition.
IKEA Shelves as Nightstands
The IKEA Lack Wall shelf (as seen in this IKEA photo) is another great option for a nightstand in a small space. It is less than a foot wide and can be wall mounted or placed on the floor. All those shelves mean plenty of room for your nightly needs and other storage, too.
If you’d rather not have all your stuff outdoors, a wall-mounted nightstand like this has the same minimal look as a wall-mounted bookshelf, but with the option of hidden storage. (Floating your furniture is our favorite trick to minimize the impact of furniture in a small space.)
Here’s a sweet little DIY idea. In this photo, this small table is paired with a larger one, but it could work just as well on its own.
And this little stool takes up hardly any floor space, yet has all the essentials: a lamp, reading glasses, a book, and a glass of water. This IKEA nightstand idea could be the smallest of all. A photo shelf takes up almost no space, but it’s perfect for your phone and a glass of water – really, everything you need.
More ideas for original bedside tables
What is a bedside table? Of course, we all know what pieces identified as nightstands look like in the furniture store: small tables, usually with a drawer or shelf. But all that a nightstand is, at its most basic, is a place to put the things you want to use immediately before going to bed or immediately after waking up, so you don’t have to awkwardly bend over and lift your iPhone from the bed. flat. Realizing this, many smart people have reused all kinds of things that are not generally identified as bedside tables. Here we will give you some of our favorite examples.
A Stack of Vintage Suitcases Actress Constance
Zimmer’s home shows how much fun playing with furniture can seem. He was missing a nightstand by the side of the bed, and he thought it would be a good idea to design the place by bringing in some vintage suitcases that he has been collecting for years.
An old chest used as a nightstand creates a cool, antique vibe, and think of everything you can hide in there!
If you think about it, a chair is already a nightstand anyway: each chair is shaped like a small table with a backrest. In any case, it is advisable to place the bedside lamps on the wall (as seen here), due to the fact that some chair seats are not perfectly flat.
Drum as a nightstand – fun, cheeky, and if you can find one at a thrift store, cheaper than buying traditional furniture.
Ladders seem to be infinitely useful around the home and can serve multiple purposes, some of which are quite unusual at first glance. This is why it is not surprising that a small staircase in the bedroom can play the role of a bedside table or multi-level bookcase.
Bonus points if it’s a Chanel No. 5 (which we suspect is a DIY).
The basket as a nightstand might seem a bit unusual, but it would make a fun choice in a guest room (or anywhere else where storybooks are the main concern). This is another situation where a wall-mounted lamp would be a good idea, as a lamp in a basket can seem a bit strange.