Over and over, when asked what baby item to skip, readers have urged parents-to-be to forgo a traditional changing table. Typically they're not very attractive and their utility is relatively short-lived compared to more versatile furnishings. This advice is especially true in small nurseries.
Instead, opt for a dresser, bureau, or desk at a suitable height and width and commandeer the surface for a few years. When your baby is out of diapers, you still have a functional piece of furniture.
Here is a selection of twenty rooms without traditional changing tables to give you an idea of other options. In fact, looking through our archives it was hard to find more than a handful of rooms with "official" changing tables.
It was also interesting to see where and how parents stored diapering supplies. Many are absent from the photos; either removed temporarily when the photos were taken or, presumably, hidden away in the drawers of these pieces. Other parents hung a shelf above the changing area to hold supplies.
(Images: as linked in original posts)