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20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Today, I want to talk about nightstands. You know, that little item most of us ignore once they get into bed. We just put our glasses on the nightstand, or our cell phone, or any little item.

Most people don’t pay attention to how their nightstand looks. To be fair, when purchasing a bedroom set, your bed usually comes with two nightstands. But there are people who buy a bed only, and then make their own nightstands.

Even if you’ve purchased a bed with nightstands, it’s always a good idea to spice things up. Therefore, today we will look at several ideas for a nightstand you can make on your own. And they’re all unique in their own way.

1. Nightstand with Driftwood Legs
20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Photo: sustainmycrafthabit.com

Starting off with a little bit of a rustic element. I know most of you are more into modern and contemporary furniture pieces. But for those fans of the rustic style, I want to give you a simple, easy solution.

2. Suitcase Side Table
20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Photo: theweathereddoor.com

One thing I love about nightstands is that they can store so many things. You don’t realize how much you can store in the nightstand until you start using it. In that spirit, I always want to give you something more. And today, that is a suitcase nightstand that can definitely hold everything you need.

3. X-Leg Nightstand 
20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Photo: brittanystager.com

You wanted something modern, and I’m here to deliver that to you. Modern style is all about shapes and forms, and the X sign is definitely one of those signs. The craftsmanship is also top-notch. And I have to admit, I love the touch of natural wood.

4. Mirrored Nightstand 
20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Photo: thesteenstyle.com

To be fair, most of you will find no use for the mirrors on the nightstand. They’re too far down to be useful. However, mirrors are a staple in a modern and contemporary interior. Which is why I added that element here.

5. Floating Nightstand with Decorative Sides 
20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Photo: mylove2create.com

Speaking of modern elements, I want to give you an idea for the latest trend on the market. In the past few years, floating furniture has become one of the hottest trends in interior design, from floating cabinets to floating beds to floating tables and everything else. Now, we have a floating nightstand. You can take things to the next level by installing some illumination underneath it.

6. Nightstand with Pull-Out Ledge 
20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Photo: thatsmyletter.blogspot.com

I am a very practical person. And I love my furniture to be practical, not just beautiful. I can definitely find many uses for this pull-out ledge. How many uses can you find? Feel free to share all the uses in the comments below.

7. Industrial Modern Pipe Nightstand 
20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Photo: yayapartmenting.com

There’s no escaping the industrial style these days. Personally, I’m not a big fan of it, but I love when you add a subtle touch of the industrial in the interior. Nightstands are a perfect way to do that. Oh, and for those who don’t know, the single biggest characteristic of the industrial style is copper pipes. And lots of them.

8. Easy Floating Nightstand with Lamp
20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Photo: brettbara.com

I talked about how you can add illumination underneath a floating nightstand. This is the opposite of that. The primary function of the nightstand here is to serve as the basis for a lamp. But you also get some storage inside.

9. Two Matching Nightstands from One Table
20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Photo: hgtv.com

I’m not a fan of matching things. Like, matching T-shirts. Or matching costumes. Or any of those matching things couples do. But every now and then, I can be persuaded to give it a try. This nightstand is definitely one of those things. And for one simple reason: I love it when you can get two items from one.

10. Old Wine Box Nightstand 
20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Photo: pillarboxblue.com

Those of you who have followed me for a while know that I’m a huge fan of recycling. As in, reusing and repurposing old things into something new. It’s just a matter of perspective. When you look at things from a different angle, you can find so many uses for even the simplest item. Take this wine box, for example. I’m sure you didn’t think you could turn it into a nightstand!

11. IKEA Nightstand 
20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Photo: kristimurphy.com

The Swedish furniture company is one of the best at multipurpose furniture. Anything you find at IKEA has at least two uses. The thing is, you don’t usually see the second use (which is why I’m here—to tell you that things can be used in many different ways). And that’s one of the reasons why I love IKEA. The second is the price.

12. Concrete and Wood Nightstand 
20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Photo: diypete.com

If you want to get handy, I have something for you. Crafting this nightstand will definitely make you feel like a very creative and skillful person. And I’m sure the effort invested will pay off later on.

13. Tight Corner Nightstand 
20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Photo: bandbbuildalife.com

Not all of us are blessed with a huge bedroom. Some of us have to make it work with whatever we have. And if that is the case with the space in your bedroom, fear not—I have an idea you can use. You can fit a nightstand even in the tightest of spaces. The only question is how important the nightstand is to you.

14. Cheese Box Nightstand 
20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Photo: designsponge.com

We had a wine box, so why not a cheese box? You certainly get the feeling by now that everything can be turned into a nightstand. This cheese box definitely gives a rustic feeling to the interior.

15. Nightstand and Pet Bed from Old Dresser
20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Photo: diynetwork.com

Speaking of transforming old items into something new, this is definitely one of my favorites. For starters, I am a huge dog fan. I love dogs. This nightstand makes sure your dog has a convenient place in your home. I love it.

16. Cinder Block Nightstand 
20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Photo: dwell.com

No, it doesn’t look beautiful at first glance. And it probably won’t look beautiful on the second glance either. But what this nightstand brings to the room is functionality and practicality. You get a few storage units and a bit of an unconventional decoration.

17. Gold and Marble Nightstand/Side Table 
20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Photo: thesweetestdigs.com and petra.metromode.se

I’ve talked previously about how much I love functional and practical items. You can put this side table/nightstand in that category. The thing I love the most is that you can bring this table anywhere with you. You need a side table in the living area? You got one. And if you need a nightstand in your bedroom, you can have that as well.

18. Mid-Century Nightstand 
20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Photo: burkatron.com

I’m sure you’re wondering why this is called a mid-century nightstand, when it clearly looks modern. Well, it’s all about the legs and the look. The craftsmanship is very modern, but the look of the nightstand is very much like those we find in medieval castles.

19. Hanging Nightstand 
20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Photo: theweatheredfox.com

We had a floating nightstand before. A hanging one is a different take on the same idea. And one thing about hanging furniture pieces is that they don’t take any space. You have to love that if you’re living in a small apartment with a small bedroom.

20. Wall Mounted Basket Nightstand 
20 Creative DIY Nightstands Every Bedroom Needs

Photo: ikeahackers.net

I’ll finish with another practical item for your small bedroom. A basket isn’t a common choice for a nightstand, but I’ve come to understand that baskets are perfect for adding storage in any home or apartment. That includes the bedroom as well.

That’s all for today. I hope you enjoyed. Share your ideas in the comments below.

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