Here’s Why This Budget-Friendly Furniture Staple Makes the Best Nightstand, Especially in a Small Space
As far as bedroom furniture goes, a bed isn’t the only essential: Bedside storage is a must for all your nightly necessities. If you’re anything like me, your nightstand is your faithful companion from bedtime until morning. But what if you don’t have space for a dedicated bedside table? Here’s an idea: consider putting a rolling cart next to your bed. Arguably, carts are the one budget-friendly furniture staple that work harder than a typical nightstand while taking up less square footage.
If you already own a cart or two (who doesn’t?), I’m guessing it’s parked in the bathroom or kitchen. Once you realize the ample storage opportunity it provides per square inch compared to a typical nightstand, you’ll be rolling it into your sleeping quarters in no time. Think two-, three-, or even four-tier carts here — you’ll have all your essentials within arm’s reach, without the bulkiness of a traditional bedside unit.
Carts can be taller than the average nightstand, and to ensure everything looks balanced in your bedroom, consider your bed height in relation to the cart. For most beds, three-tiered carts are a safe bet, that is, unless you have a low-slung platform bed. Almost all carts can be either horizontally or vertically oriented next to your bed, making them even more flexible for the tightest of quarters. And there’s more: easy cleaning. Roll it out, clean it, and roll it back.
While carts are utilitarian, they don’t have to look it, especially in a bedroom. Luckily, there are a slew of carts out there that can fit with your decor scheme without breaking the bank. Here, check out three that are as practical as they are pretty.
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