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Unexpected Swaps for Traditional Nightstands

Vintage suitcases

Whether you’re a vintage décor enthusiast or all about modern décor, I think everyone can appreciate a nice vintage decoration piece in their home. And perhaps, the best way to give your old luggage, that has survived wear and tear of travel with you, for so many years, a grand restoration, than to use it in your home décor as a decoration piece.  If you have a mismatched set of different sized suitcases then what you can do is you can spray paint them a similar color so that they look like a set and then you can stack up small suitcases on the larger one. Another tip to make a suitcase nightstand is to attach the legs of a discarded old table to the suitcase to give it a finished look.

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A trunk

The best thing about using a trunk is the perhaps the fact that you  can store so much stuff in it and have easy access to it as well. A trunk nightstand is your way of incorporating an ancient world look, in your room. If you’re a strict lover of modern décor and not a fan of vintage pieces then you can also paint the trunk to give it new life.   

Mount a floating nightstand

A space saving idea for a nightstand is to mount floating nightstands on walls. Let’s face it, not everyone is able to afford a house with big rooms. So if you have a small bedroom and you want to make the most of your small space then floating nightstands help you do just that. You’re also able to vacuum your whole room without knocking anything on the nightstand. Not only is this a great space saving tip but it’s also very affordable.

Books as a nightstand

Stacking up books to act as a nightstand is a great idea since typically everyone’s nightstands are stacked up with books. You can also use magazines for this purpose. Let us know if this tip worked out for you or you just ended up wanting to read the book at the bottom of the stack.

Playful swinging trays

Traditional nightstands touch the floor but who says you have to do something traditional for your room? With these swinging trays you add a playful element in your room and you get a place to put your books, phone and edibles at night.

Vintage ladder

Vintage ladders give everything a proper place that you need for the night. This way ladders keep everything organized that need to be on your nightstand and clutter is significantly reduced. Everyone can find an old ladder lying around their house. If you seem to think that the ladder is a little too old for your room then to give it a new life you can paint it. A fresh coat of paint can make it look absolutely new.  

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Author Bio: This article was written by Rida Maqbool. She loves interior designing, home décor and art & craft. She blogs at thecanvasprints.co.uk.

Author: Robin Salvador

Robin Vinz Salvador is a part-time travel blogger, part-time digital marketing specialist, and full-time dreamer. He loves the photographic medium for expressing what he loves about life. He always finds himself lost during travel. But he loves unfamiliar territories and finding his way around. Aside from his taste for adventure, he loves two things while traveling - meeting new friends and food.

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