Growing up I never had bedside tables. I always had a twin bed and it was always pushed up against the wall, mostly due to the fact that because I was the youngest, I was always given the smallest room in the house! It wasn't until I grew older and found my love for all things home decor that I discovered the wonders of having a table right next to my bed.
Fast forward to… last night, and gone are the days of having bed-side tables in our bedroom. My fiance and I upgraded from our full sized bed to a king and realized that there simply isn't room for our bed-side tables anymore.
Surprisingly, I don't miss them. Even with the much larger bed in the room, the space looks just as roomy and spacious as it did before — mostly because we chose to get rid of the tables. Sure it's going to take a little getting used to, and I'll have to find a new place for my nightly glass of water, but I'm really enjoying the change.
This new change got me thinking — are there others that share this same desire to go bed-side tableless? If you're not ready to go for the gusto, maybe explore the option of using a less traditional side-table. Chairs and dressers are popular alternatives, as well as stacks of books and suitcases.
Have you said adios to your bed-side tables?
Images: Liezel Strauss, Jill Slater