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1 // The pretty pocket organizers from Normann Copenhagen are perfect for anyone with limited space, they come in different sizes and colours and can be placed however you like. Here they are styled in Scandinavian Love Song’s bedroom – so simple & stunning!

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2 // If you have a low bed the idea of creating a nightstand with a stack of magazines or books can be a great and fun solution. This might not be the best if you tend to store many things on the nightstand, so keep it minimal like here by Decordots.

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3 // Having trouble finding a nightstand you like? Why not use a chair like seen on Fantastic Frank? The back of the chair can also be great for hanging items on like for instance the magazine you are currently reading or a lamp.

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4 // Using a small ladder as a nightstand can be very handy as you will have a lot of space for little decorative items as well as books, glasses, hand cream etc.. I love this DIY ladder from The Merrythought!

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5 // A temporary solution I am using at the moment is the IKEA Bekväm stool, it works great as a nightstand and is handy to have in the house incase you need to get something that’s up high. Here you can see it in a styled home via 55 Kvadrat.

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6 // Keep it minimal with a box shelf on the wall like this one found here. Either buy one or even make it yourself in any size you want.

Scandinavian bedroom fermliving nighstand plant dekolehti

7 // The Ferm Living plant box is very versatile, why not use it as a nightstand like here by Varpunen? Put little plants in it as well as books and anything you need nearby.

Scandinavian bedroom mamaisonblanche nighstand crate wood

8 // Wooden crates are a great way to use something you might have or can find for free instead of going out to purchase a nightstand. But be conscious that if it is untreated wood it will attract a lot of dust so it might be a good idea to treat it first! This photo is from Ma Maison Blanche.

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9 // A little squared shelf in the same colour as your wall like in Stylizimo’s bedroom can be a great minimal way to have a nightstand without it being too visible.

Scandinavian bedroom passionshake nighstand treetrunk

10 // Bring a part of nature into the bedroom by using a tree trunk as a nightstand like Passion Shake did here.

I am currently making my own DIY nighstands which I will hopefully share with you here on the blog soon. Keep your eyes peeled!

Ingrid Opstad

That Scandinavian feeling is a blog by Ingrid Opstad, a Norwegian journalist living in Italy. Ingrid wants her blog to represent the feeling of coziness and calm with a Nordic simplistic, minimalistic style. The blog is intended to share her knowledge and love for Scandinavia; touching upon everything from interiors, design, lifestyle, travel to hygge. A place where you can get inspired to find that Scandinavian feeling yourself, no matter where in the world you are.



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    January 24, 2017

    2 and 6 are my favourite !!!! Even if I know I could never leave it as minimal as n.2 ( I tend to collect way too many books and magazine :)

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      Ingrid Opstad

      January 26, 2017

      I love number 2 too Silvy, but my bed is way too hight! Yes its so hard, for some reason the nightstand always seem to be the place where you accumulate too much. Because of that I am trying my best to minimise what I have on it, if I don’t use it – it has to go!

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    January 28, 2017

    yeah that’s good technique!!! declutting declutting declutting :) have a lovely weekend!!!

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      Ingrid Opstad

      January 30, 2017

      Thanks, hope you had a lovely weekend Silvy!