7 Unconventional Nightstand Ideas That are Anything but a Snooze

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7 Unconventional Nightstand Ideas That are Anything but a Snooze – Wit & Delight


I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for new ways to reinvent the personal space that is my bedroom. It’s my favorite reading spot every night where I line my nightstand with scented candles and set the lighting just right so the ambiance allows me to relax. It’s the place where I spend my sleepy Saturday mornings waking up slow and my ultimate refuge from the outside world where I recharge my batteries and find some much needed alone time. I’ve always had a thing for the intimacy of bedrooms and I think Pinterest is the perfect place to dream up new and creative ways of decorating the space that is nearest and dearest to you. I worked with our content manager Francine to find a handful of our preferred unconventional nightstand ideas that are fun, eclectic and sure to inspire. What do you think? What is your favorite way to freshen up your bedroom?

7 Unconventional Nightstand Ideas That are Anything but a Snooze – Wit & Delight

1. A Chair // Adding a chair that fits your room’s theme is a cute, fun, and laidback way to decorate your bedside that is just plain adorable.

7 Unconventional Nightstand Ideas That are Anything but a Snooze – Wit & Delight

2. A rolling cart // Debatably the most versatile accessory that every home needs, the rolling cart is the perfect piece to move around your house when you’re feeling a refresh. Wishing there were drawers? Put a basket or bin on the bottom tray for added storage.

7 Unconventional Nightstand Ideas That are Anything but a Snooze – Wit & Delight

3. A stool and ladder combo // There are a million different ways to achieve this look, which allows you to get creative when hunting for your own stool and ladder. Tip: When shopping, don’t limit yourself to big-box-retailers. Some of the greatest finds come from a neighbor’s garage sale or your local thrift store.

7 Unconventional Nightstand Ideas That are Anything but a Snooze – Wit & Delight

4. Luggage // For a more unconventional nightstand, stack a few vintage suitcases or an old trunk beside your bed. This look is charming, nostalgic and acts as the perfect built-in storage solution.

7 Unconventional Nightstand Ideas That are Anything but a Snooze – Wit & Delight

5. A stack of books // Are you like me and enjoy reading four books at once depending on your mood? I usually have at least a handful by my bedside. A stack of books is a quaint way to build your own nightstand that is actually quite useful.

7 Unconventional Nightstand Ideas That are Anything but a Snooze – Wit & Delight

6. A chest of drawers // If you love thrifting as much as I do, you will gravitate toward this idea. Visit your local estate sale, flea market or antique auction to find a great chest of drawers that is truly one-of-a-kind.

7 Unconventional Nightstand Ideas That are Anything but a Snooze – Wit & Delight

7. Floating shelves // This floating shelf is the perfect nightstand solution for those of you looking to conserve space while keeping a clean and uncluttered look near your bed.

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Stefani Ellenbecker is the Editorial Director at Wit & Delight. When she’s not feverishly editing or writing about style and interiors, she runs her bohemian shop  Arden Trading Co. where she sells artisan-made home goods. She lives in Minneapolis with her fiancé Muhamed.

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BY Stefani Hodzic // W&D Editorial Director - December 26, 2017

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  1. Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    December 26th, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Cute ideas! The floating shelves look nice! They’d work in a small room like mine, too! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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    December 27th, 2017 at 10:20 am

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  3. homeia

    December 28th, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Cute idea – thanks so much!

  4. Ana

    January 2nd, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    I adore the idea of chair! 🙂
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  5. Bonnie Hart

    January 5th, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    I love all the different ideas! My favorite is the luggage. Not only does it look unique, but can also be used for additional storage.

  6. KMP Furniture Blog

    January 9th, 2018 at 8:12 am

    The luggage and the ladder are totally cool and out of the box, love how they look. I would recommend the floating one for those who lack space in the room. It’s very practical

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  8. Bianca

    July 9th, 2018 at 9:37 am

    The classic accents are giving a classy look to your kitchen against the white and black background. Also the colorful rugs and wallpapers are complementing it really well. Loved all your ideas.

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