We have smaller bedrooms. In comparison to most master bedrooms, ours is for sure on the modest scale. It's also one of my favorite, not Scot's, things about our home. I love the challenge of utilizing the space you have in the best and most practical ways. It makes you think outside of the box design wise.
One of the problems we ran into, having a smaller bedroom, was lack of space for nightstands. Everything that I was browsing was either too stocky, or didn't match my vision. They also were astronomical budget wise, and I'd much rather put that investment towards something else, like our diy modern wood play set we're currently building in the backyard. I remembered that we had a few cabinet pieces leftover from our kitchen renovation, as well as some scrap wood. I knew I wanted to create a floating nightstand in order to take up less floor space, so I came up with a basic idea and started creating. This is what I came up with.
I love that it matches the aesthetic of everything else we have in our master bedroom, as well as serving it's purpose. You can find the alarm clock we purchased here. You can purchase the cactus print here.
I plan on purchasing this basket to go on the bottom portion of the floating nightstand. It will help keep loose items in place and organized, and for just over $10 it's a steal. Not a huge fan of the black cord for the clock, so I am also going to track down a white one to help it blend into the wall a little better.
There you have it! A completely free diy floating nightstand (using materials we already had on hand). You can easily create the same look by yourself for under $20 using a single piece of wood and making all of your cuts! I'll probably eventually paint the support beam to match the wall, but for now it doesn't really bother me, since I'm never sitting at this position. It's hidden from view when standing.
Thank you so much for stopping by and reading today! Would love to know what items you keep on your nightstand in the comments below!