Projects & Improvements

Make It Yourself: 9 Smart & Stylish DIY Nightstands for Small Spaces

published May 5, 2016
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(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

A nightstand is a nice thing to have: everyone could use a little spot for a glass of water, and maybe a lamp, and a little bedside reading, and their phone while it’s charging. If your bedroom’s too tiny for a traditional nightstand, you could try one of these 11 nightstands that are perfect for small bedrooms — or, if you’re feeling especially crafty, use one of these nine DIYs to make your own.

Above: DIY Parsons nightstand from A Beautiful Mess. (You can get your lumber cut to the proper length at the hardware store, so this is a great project even if you don’t have a lot of tools.)

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DIY hanging table from Monsters Circus.

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DIY crate nightstand from Dwell Beautiful.

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DIY hanging shelf from Vtwonen.

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DIY tray table from Vtwonen. (The bottom shelf provides tons of extra storage.)

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DIY bedside table/lamp combo from Elle South Africa.

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DIY midcentury nighstand from Burkatron.

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This photo from Varpunen doesn’t have an accompanying DIY, but it’s a fairly simple and easy to execute idea: a wooden cube, painted in geometric patterns and mounted to the wall.

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For super duper small spaces: a DIY wall mounted side table from Poppytalk.