Can you use a bookcase as a nightstand?

Can you use a bookcase as a nightstand?

I needed to carve out a space for myself so I didn’t go crazy. I have an art desk with a tall etagere bookcase in the living room–AKA free new nightstand. I swapped out the Milo Baughman side table that I used as a nightstand and there we go!

How can I make my nightstand look good?

Rules: On top: Keep to two items, vary the scales of those items and always throw in some greenery. On bottom: Three books in corresponding color palettes and in ideally some descending sizes. Add a bowl or small box on top of books if there is enough space between the top book and the bottom of the drawer or shelf.

What to do when you don’t have a nightstand?

Bedroom Design Ideas: 8 Unique Nightstand Alternatives To Try Now

  1. Go Vertical With a Bookcase.
  2. Pull Up a Chair.
  3. Consider a Console.
  4. Work It With a Desk.
  5. Do Double-Duty With a Dresser.
  6. Float a Shelf.
  7. Move a Stool Over.
  8. Trunk It!

What can I put next to bed instead of nightstand?

Top 10 Alternatives to Nightstands

  • A Small Stool. Economical and simple, a small stool can provide a small tabletop for your bedside items while easily complementing a variety of bedroom designs.
  • Side Tables.
  • Tree Stump.
  • A Pouf or Small Ottoman.
  • Short Ladders.
  • Restored Crates.
  • Accent Chairs.
  • Hanging/Floating Wall Shelves.

How can I make my Ikea furniture look better?

How to make your IKEA furniture look more expensive

  1. Knobs and pulls. A super simple way to add some excitement to your room is to simply change, or add knobs and pulls to your IKEA furniture.
  2. Furniture legs.
  3. Make it float.
  4. Change the tops.
  5. Switch the fronts.

How do you dress up a plain nightstand?

Twine Accents. Wrap the nightstand legs with twine as much or as little as you want. To get this look, add a dab of hot glue to the back of the nightstand leg, then press the end of the twine into it until it dries. Slowly and tightly wrap the twine around the leg, applying hot glue every few inches as you wrap.

How do I paint my IKEA Malm nightstand?

How To Paint An Ikea Malm Dresser

  1. Disassemble The Unit. If your Malm dresser is new, paint it before you assemble it.
  2. Scuff-Sand All Surfaces. Sanding is the most important step in the process of painting your Malm dresser.
  3. Apply De-glosser.
  4. Prime All Surfaces.
  5. Paint.
  6. Allow Paint To Cure.
  7. Apply Clear Sealer Or Wax.

What can replace a nightstand?

What can I do in place of a nightstand?

Bedroom Design Ideas: 8 Unique Nightstand Alternatives To Try Now

  • Go Vertical With a Bookcase.
  • Pull Up a Chair.
  • Consider a Console.
  • Work It With a Desk.
  • Do Double-Duty With a Dresser.
  • Float a Shelf.
  • Move a Stool Over.
  • Trunk It!

When you don’t have space for a nightstand?

Wall shelves are one of the most versatile alternatives to nightstands. They offer a clean, efficient look while also providing enough space to store some books, water, and your phone. Even though they work best for small bedrooms, even bigger ones can benefit from replacing bulky furniture with shelves.

How can I make my IKEA bedroom furniture look expensive?