Nightstand or Overrun-with-Books Stand?

Nightstand or Overrun-with-Books Stand?

Adrienne Breaux
Mar 23, 2011

The bed is arguably the most important piece of furniture in a bedroom. And while we're making bold bedroom furniture statements, we'd also argue that the nightstand, in all its glass-of-water-holding and book-stacking glory, is the second most important furnishing.

We've all got our own nightstand uses, no doubt, but ours is absolutely being overrun by a stack of books nearly as tall as the stand itself. What started out innocently enough, with just one or two books currently being read stashed there for a little reading before bedtime, has exploded into books that have just been read, books that will be read soon and books that should be read. With spring here and decluttering taking place around the rest of the home, we concede we might need to take a stab at our night/book stand.

What's your book to nightstand ratio? Are you like us and faced with a stack of books that seems to be channeling the game Jenga? Or do you prefer to keep things simple and just keep the book you're currently reading next to you? Does your nightstand go bookless? Feel free to comment about your by-the-bed book levels, and how you keep those levels in check with any really cool nightstand furniture ideas or tips.

More nightstand ideas and inspiration:
What's On Your Nightstand?
Alternative Nightstands
Alternative Nightstands: Think Outside the Box
Nightstand Inspiration
Wall-Mounted Nightstands
5 Small Nightstands for Under $5

Images: Adrienne Breaux

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