Our new (but 100-year-old) house has a small guestroom. There is really only one spot to put a bed because of the placements of the windows, doors, radiator, and the en suite. Since many of our most frequent guests are couples, we want to have at least a queen-sized bed. Unfortunately, this leaves us less than 11 inches on each side of the bed to place bed side tables.
It turns out that nightstands don’t really come smaller than 11 inches – even from Ikea. There might be some ultra-modern options out there, but that won’t really work in our century home. I even tried looking for plant stands to serve as nightstands but they also are generally at least 12 inches wide. Although I didn’t have luck finding exactly what I need for the room, I spent many hours searching, so I thought I would share what I found.
Below are some really great narrow nightstands that I wish I could use. All are 12 inches or less in width:
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I love the legs and the color of this nightstand. I plan to ask Brian make me nightstands based on this image.
This nightstand is narrow but has tons of storage with a drawer and two baskets. It is also sold as a set of two.
This is actually a plant stand, not a night stand, but it could certainly serve that purpose. Because it is unfinished you could easily paint it to match your decor.
I really like the curved legs of this nightstand which is sold as a set of two. Two drawers also allow for decent storage.
This nightstand is a bit plain, but you could easily add a snazzy handle or knob to jazz it up a bit. It also has a place to run charging cords through the back.
Although it has a bit of a generic name, sometimes you just need a simple bedside table. Comes in white and black.
Although the minimalist, rustic design of this nightstand isn’t appropriate for our century home, this is an extremely practical nightstand. Because it is mounted on the wall it doesn’t take up floor space and because the light is part of the nightstand, it doesn’t take up space on the table surface.
This two-toned piece could be farmhouse, but I think it could also work with transitional, traditional, or coastal decor as well.
These are the best narrow nightstands I found on my search. There are many other ideas out there for using non-traditional items as nightstands in small spaces, but I’m not sure that would work in this space.
What do you think? Would you use any of these in your home?