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1. Hang a piece of art or lean it against the wall to give your nightstand a layered look.

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2. Pick a statement lamp to brighten up your space.

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3. Try an unconventional nightstand, like this rolling cart.

rolling cart

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4. Use books to create height in your vignette.

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5. A woven wall hanging channels a 70s bohemian vibe.

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6. Succulents will survive far longer than a bouquet of fresh flowers.

succulents

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7. Lacking counter space? Use a wall sconce.

sconce

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8. Create “same but different” styles on either side of the bed.

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9. A floating nightstand is a great space-saving solution.

floating shelf

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12. Swap out a digital alarm clock for something that’s quirky and vintage.

alarm clock

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11. Pick accessories that are meaningful to you.

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12. Use a chic serving tray to group tabletop items together.

tray

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13. Hide any eyesores with stylish storage baskets.

storage baskets

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14. Use a decorative catchall to collect jewelry, watches and pocket change.

catch-all

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15. Try a shared nightstand between two twin beds.

unconventional

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16. If you have trouble keeping your nightstand clutter-free, opt for a design with a deep drawer.

drawer

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17. And finally, use the nightstand as an excuse to bring a pop of color to your bedroom.

colour

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