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The best nightstands for small NYC apartments

When you have a small apartment you have to be choosy about the furniture you decide to bring into the home. When bedrooms are small, or when they are part of one open studio-style space, one of the furnishings that it is tempting to skip is the nightstands. If you are single you only need to worry about one nightstand rather than two, but it is still an important piece of furniture that can actually help you save space and take advantage of storage.

Finding the nightstand is easy with online furniture shopping options, but you will want to pay close attention to product descriptions to make sure it meets your purpose. Here are a few things you should keep in mind when you buy nightstands for small apartments in New York City.

Create the illusion of more space with modern and industrial styles 

You might want the cozier atmosphere of a shabby chic, eclectic, or bohemian-style bedroom, but that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate elements from other design styles. The clean lines and shades of white and slate are perfect for creating the illusion of more space. 

In addition, nightstands are a small enough piece of furniture that doesn’t distract away from other furnishings or décor in the rest of the room. If you do want the nightstand to gain some attention, look for geometric nightstands or those with an attractive pattern or face.

Replace your dresser with a nightstand

If you are worried about not having room for both the dresser and the nightstand, consider keeping the nightstand instead. If you hang most of your clothing you can get a nightstand with a drawer or two for keeping your delicates and other items that can’t be hung in the closet. You can get a lot of different closet organizers to make the most of that out-of-sight space, which is important when you are in a studio apartment.

Multi-functional nightstands

If you thought you were doing well finding small pieces of bedroom furniture to store your underclothes and a surface for lamp, glasses, or beverages. But the benefits don’t stop there. If you look for the right nightstands, you’ll find some that offer even more functionality, including built-in charging stations and cord organizers. This eliminates even more clutter in your bedroom.

You can also look for nightstands that have a top felt-lined drawer for storing valuables safely out of sight. You can also find nightstands with cedar-lined bottom drawers to protect items like additional throws, heavy sweaters, or terry cloth and flannel pajamas.

Consider unconventional nightstands

Do you have just one small corner for a nightstand? Don’t feel like you have to stick to furniture that is labeled as such. Corner accent tables can function well as nightstands if you don’t need drawer storage, and they fit neatly out of the way against the wall. Many of these accent tables still have cord management and charging stations.

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