5 Creative Uses for Nightstands

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589_BR61__71139.1455401002.864.850When furnishing your home, you don’t need to use each piece as it was originally intended. Take a nightstand, for example. You will no doubt buy at least one for each bed. However, there is so much more that you can do with a nightstand and it can easily be used in other rooms. Here’s a look at some of the ways that you can creatively use nightstands elsewhere in your home:

Increase Bathroom Storage

Nightstands are a good fit for extra storage in most bathrooms, especially since they don’t take up much floor space. Since nightstands are on the small side, they can easily hold extra items, such as small towels. Since nightstands come in different shapes and sizes, you can easily find one that will be perfect in that space. The drawers are perfectly sized to store smaller items such as cosmetics and beauty products.

Store Extra Kitchen Items

When you need more space for extra items in your kitchen, consider using nightstands to hold smaller items, such as linens and kitchen utensils. They are small enough to be tucked away discreetly in a corner of the room but can still add to the overall aesthetics of the room. Since the kitchen is a prominent room in your home, you’ll want to make sure that the nightstands you choose match the existing décor.

Create Space for Houseplants

Do you struggle to find space for all your houseplants? Consider using a few nightstands to store them all. Arrange the plants on the surface of the nightstand and use the drawers to store all your plant supplies. If you want to get even more creative, open all the drawers and fill them with potting soil. Remove some of your plants from their pots and place them directly in the drawers! Be sure to research each of your plants so that you can find the best way to transplant them without harming them.

Use Them Instead of End Tables

Nightstands are also a great alternative to using end tables by couches or chairs. The benefit of using nightstands is that they usually have more storage space and that will enable you to store items such as books, remote controls, games, and toys. End tables don’t usually have a lot of storage and since nightstands come in different shapes and styles you can easily find one that will match your décor.

Place it in the Mud Room

When entering your home, the natural impulse is to find a surface to place items such as the mail, your keys, or your purse on. While you may have your mudroom organized to accommodate these items, sometimes it makes more sense just to place them down until you can put them where they belong. A nightstand is great for this because not only will you have room to drop these items down, but the drawers can also be used for storage.

These creative ideas will help you use nightstands throughout your home, not just in the bedroom.