As a designer, I love to design a space that is encompasses style and function, allowing a room to become multifunctional. One of my favorite style meets function looks is utilizing a desk as a nightstand alternative.
When a desk replaces a traditional nightstand, not only are you creating a unique design statement within the bedroom but the space takes on an even more personal and intimate feel.
This old school desk becomes really stylish with a coat of white paint, updated pulls and a ceramic garden seat as a chair alternative.
I love the look of a large secretary next to the bed. The drop down shelf is the perfect spot for nightstand necessities and a spot for guest to write out postcards, read or journal.
When using a desk as a nightstand, don’t try to match the look on both sides of the bed. A chest of drawers opposite balances the weight of the desk.
This small rattan bench gives this desk night stand a light and airy feel. When tucked under the desk it will just look like an accent to complete the look.
A substantial and heavy desk like this is a great option when your headboard is heavy and oversized. Plus, a desk with drawers turns a nightstand into the perfect vanity.
A lucite desk is great when you want the space to visually feel open and airy.
I love how this desk blends into the wall and how the bookcases were incorporated to create an intimate work space within the bedroom. The bookcase alcove looks like a large piece of art!
Another beautiful lucite desk option!
A parsons desk next to the bed is simple and modern.
A vintage desk is a great way to add architectural interest while still keeping the function. I adore this old rustic desk.
I’ve never had the perfect bedroom setup to use a desk as a nightstand but I’m hoping one day I can make it happen.
So, what do you think of the desk as a nightstand look? Love it or leave it??