What to use instead of a bedside table: 7 D-I-Y ideas!

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Your bedroom is small and you don't know what to place next to the bed? Here are 7 brilliant ideas for you to create space-saving and special DIY bedside tables!

Bedside tables are essential for organizing and decorating the bedroom, but they are not the only possible solution. Today we will give you seven ideas to make a DIY bedside table, a series of creative and original solutions to be used instead of the classic cabinets!

These ideas for alternative bedside tables can come in handy for several reasons. Furnishing a small bedroom often means not having space for the bedside tables: in this case it is necessary to play with cunning and strive to complete the preparation of the room with functionality but without losing sight of the style!

Here, furnish with the do-it-yourself bedroom also create original and handy bedside tables, perfect even for a small room. You can use old suitcases, or create a pile of books to use as a real bedside table. Or you can take advantage of the potential of disused objects or old furnishing accessories by transforming them into DIY bedside tables.

Let's find out what to put in place of the bedside table by working a little with your imagination and do-it-yourself!

1. A rustic DIY bedside table with wooden boxes!

Comodini fai da te con le cassette in legno

Wooden boxes can be transformed into elegant and trendy furnishing elements! Try creating do-it-yourself bedside tables with boxes: you can paint them or leave them to nature, or decorate them as you wish and transform them into particular, charming and handy bedside tables.

Using fruit boxes instead is not only a creative idea for the bedroom, but it is also a smart solution if you don't have space for bedside tables. You can hang them on the wall like a shelf, or simply place them on the ground (vertically or horizontally) or join them together to create a cabinet. Have fun with the decoupage and do not forget that creating a bedside table with wooden boxes is an effect idea and (above all) practically at no cost!

2. Shelves instead of bedside tables, an elegant space-saving solution

Mensole al posto dei comodini

Furnishing with shelves is always a smart way to enhance a wall, but shelves can also become an excellent alternative to the usual bedside tables, especially if you have limited space in the bedroom. The shelves instead of the bedside tables are a space-saving and at the same time elegant solution, an idea for decorating the bedroom with DIY and with a personal touch.

Do you want something different and even more spectacular? Use a longer shelf, like the one you see in the picture or to be placed above the head of the bed: you will have so much more space to decorate and fill at your leisure!

3. An idea with a Nordic charm: the DIY bedside table with a wooden trunk

Comodino con tronco in legno

Here is an idea for an alternative bedside table that will make lovers of Scandinavian style go crazy: the wooden block to be placed next to the head of the bed!

Placing a wooden trunk in the room instead of the bedside table is an ecological choice and allows you to furnish the bedroom with a solid object in warm tones, a solution that will add a touch of Nordic charm to the sleeping area. You can decide to use a wooden trunk left in its natural state, or you can rely on DIY and create a do-it-yourself bedside table with iron feet, like the one you see in the picture.

4. A chair instead of a bedside table for a very special bedroom

Utilizzare una sedia come comodino

The chair to be used as a bedside table is a simple, inexpensive and truly affordable solution for everyone and will make the bedroom furniture really special! Not to mention the practical advantages: using a chair as an original bedside table saves you time to dust the floor and also gives you extra support for your clothes (as well as for books, lamps or alarm clocks).

If you love DIY, you can retrieve an old wooden chair and paint it to best match it to the bedroom, while a metal chair will become a perfect addition of style for a modern or minimal-style sleeping area.

5. A vintage alternative to the bedside table? Try with a console!

Una consolle al posto del comodino

Using an old console instead of a bedside table is a really refined idea for a fairly spacious bedroom with a retro flavor, an effect solution that will create a really intriguing niche next to the bed.

A console recovered in an antique shop or an elegant Provencal desk (if you love a more shabby chic variant) allow you to have a surface also suitable for decorations. A romantic table lamp, a vase of fresh flowers or small photo frames will accompany your evenings and give the room so much more intimacy!

6. Use stools as small creative bedside tables!

Sgabelli come comodini creativi

Stools are such versatile accessories that they can even turn into creative bedside tables! The important thing will be to choose a stool with a surface that is spacious enough to be able to arrange everything you need before falling asleep.

A solution of this type is perfect if you don't have enough space for a real bedside table and it will add a truly personal touch to the bedroom.

7. A coffee table instead of a bedside table, a practical and quick furnishing solution

Tavolino al posto del comodino

Adding a table to the head of the bed and using it as a particular bedside table is a trendy choice that also guarantees you a good dose of practicality! A small table will give the room a twist in an instant and you can easily move it to other rooms in the house, replacing it with a real bedside table or another piece of furniture.

In this case you can really indulge in choosing a table suitable for you, and this applies both to the style and to the size. Just remember to choose a compact and more slender table if you have little space in the room, so as not to crowd the room too much and optimize the spaces.

Did you like these ideas for an original and space-saving DIY bedside table? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment to this article!

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