Small rooms need their storage as much as (or more than) their larger counterparts. Which means that when a small bedroom needs to prioritize between a dresser and a bedside table, the dresser often wins:Here is another bedroom that sneaks in storage by using dressers as bedside tables. These are a good height for use beside the bed, but even when dressers are a little too tall, the storage they provide outweighs their slightly awkward height.
One tip: A lamp placed atop a too-tall-dresser-as-bedside-table can be fitted with a cord switch so you can turn it off without getting out of bed.
Do any readers use a dresser as bedside table? How have you made it work for you?
Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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