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Easy DIY Projects for Nightstands

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Easy DIY Projects for Nightstands

Besides the coffee table, nightstands are some of the most highly used surfaces in the whole house. They’re located right near our bed, so it’s often the go-to spot to place our phones, glasses, books, and other items. Thus, any nightstand DIY projects should take into consideration both the aesthetic look of the furniture piece as well as its function.

The following are a handful of easy-to-do projects for your nightstand(s).

Alter the Height

Most of us use our nightstands as places where we can lazily reach for our phone or reading glasses while still half asleep upon waking up. An easy DIY project is to adjust the height of your nightstand to make it easier for you to reach your belongings. If your nightstand is too tall, you might want to consider sawing down the legs, if that’s an option. For nightstands that are too short, you can install furniture raisers.

You’d be surprised at how much more comfortable you can make that reach over from your bed!

Use a Valet

You can make it easier to find your stuff by using a small valet (a tray for holding miscellaneous items). That way, your items will always be in the same place every time — hopefully you won’t need to rummage through couch cushions looking for your phone anymore! It’ll also keep your nightstand relatively free of clutter.

Valet trays can sometimes get cluttered too over time. Try out a standing valet and limit it to just a few items to keep things neat.

Easy DIY Projects for Nightstands

Decorate the Top

Decorating a nightstand is similar to decor for a dresser: feel free to add some nice flowers or a photo frame, and keep them relatively centered. However, it may be a good idea not to overcrowd the nightstand surface. That way, you can still use it as a place for placing your wallet, etc.

Lay Down a Doily or Crocheted Towel

Speaking of decor, a simple DIY improvement is to cover the nightstand top with a doily. These crocheted works of art create a simple, non-intrusive pattern on the nightstand top and are great for putting under lamps, pots, fans, and other round items. You can also use a square or rectangular doily to cover more of the surface area. Lastly, they have the added bonus of preventing items from slipping off the nightstand!

Easy DIY Projects for Nightstands

Repaint the Nightstand

And of course, a final DIY project to consider is to repaint your nightstand. This is an easy one, since most nightstands are relatively small and don’t involve that much surface area to cover. Popular colors include turquoise or lavender; another option is to re-stain it to preserve the natural wood-grain textures. Adding in some gold trim is also a nice touch, especially if the nightstand is a neutral color, like white or black.

These super-easy DIY projects can really help you dress up your nightstand. You can also apply these tips to other similar furniture pieces located throughout your home. Are you looking for more comprehensive changes to your interior decor and design themes? Renting furniture can provide you with additional options for your home. Contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental — we have complete room packages, as well as individual items, including nightstands.