bedroom makeover // my search for small space friendly nightstands

The bedroom makeover has sort of stalled… don’t get me wrong, we’ve made some EPIC progress, but at the same time there are a few big impact pieces that are still missing from the room. One in particular is a nightstand. I scored these lovely vintage Lane pieces on Craigslist for a song, but as soon as the wallpaper went up, they suddenly didn’t feel right. There’s something about the scale and the tone of the wood grain that isn’t jiving with my vision. It’s actually been really hard for me to figure out why they aren’t quite right! And thus began my search for a white nightstand that is also small space friendly…

my search for white small space friendly nightstands for my tiny house bedroom renovation / makeover. get all of the shopping resources on jojotastic.com

On either side of the bed, I have about 23″ inches to play with which is apparently small for many nightstand manufacturers. Who would have thought?! I’ve scoured the internet to find options and there are some really great ones out there. Our top 3 requirements are:

  1. provides storage
  2. complements the wallpaper
  3. actually fits in the space

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my search for white small space friendly nightstands for my tiny house bedroom renovation / makeover. get all of the shopping resources on jojotastic.com

But then I found all of these and started to majorly question whether we need the storage on our nightstands. I know, I know. This basically goes against our #1 priority. But they are just so pretty and would really make the wallpaper sing. I don’t know what to do…

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my search for white small space friendly nightstands for my tiny house bedroom renovation / makeover. get all of the shopping resources on jojotastic.com

My preference would be to include something vintage in the room because so much of the pieces are new and I like to always do a mix. I’ve been eyeing these options, but I’m still not totally sold! The issue is that most of the vintage nightstands are too wide or the ones I like stylistically aren’t white. Also, we need a pair of matching nightstands which can be difficult to source. Oh, and don’t even get me started on how much some of these cost…

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Clearly I’m having a nightstand crisis. Which one do you think I should put in our space? Help!

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  1. 4.28.17
    Elissa K. Waybright said:

    Have you thought about floating “drawers?” Ones that you mount on the wall with a couple drawers? That might be your best option if you’re not wanting something to feel so cluttered.

    • 5.1.17
      joanna said:

      I actually HAVE thought about those! There are some really cute options out there… hmmmm. thank you!!

      • 5.1.17
        Elissa K. Waybright said:

        ?? I would’ve got them for my shed home, but I don’t have much places to store things and I have cinderblock walls (hard to drill into) so I felt the need to go traditional. The nightstand I ended up with is a mid century number from Target. It doesn’t take up much space, if you were interested in a more traditional look, but I think the floating drawers are where it’s at!

        • 5.1.17
          joanna said:

          good to know. thanks again!

  2. 4.24.17
    joanna said:

    I’ll definitely remember you wanting the nightstands if we do end up selling them!

    And I love your feedback. The more I think about it, the more I think drawers are important for us. I read a LOT and there is always a massive stack on my nightstand. Having a drawer these past few weeks has been so nice because I can stow my stack of reading away.

    So many decisions!! Thanks for weighing in!

  3. 4.24.17

    The West Elm Penelope nightstands were high up on my list when I was looking for small space nightstands! http://www.westelm.com/products/penelope-nightstand-small-acorn-h701/

    • 4.24.17
      joanna said:

      those are cute! thanks for sharing :) I’m worried we may need more storage though…