Next to Perfect: 7 Unexpected Items You Can Use as a Bedside Table

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Tree-stump Stand
Regardless of whether you'd describe your home decor as eco-chic, this tree stump used as a bedside table can add a comforting outdoor touch to your living ... more 
Photo by: HouseandHome.com
Tree-stump Stand
Regardless of whether you'd describe your home decor as eco-chic, this tree stump used as a bedside table can add a comforting outdoor touch to your living space! Paired with these bright colors, this stump gives this room a homey, warm feel.
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Fri, Jan 11, 2013 1:12 PM EST
When it comes to interior design, I try to stray from boring, store-bought furniture that can be built from a box. Lately I've been on the hunt for a new bedside table -- one that stands out among my other furniture but also serves its purpose, to be a place where I can set all of my nighttime essentials. Sure, I'm a fan of traditional furniture, but escaping one's comfort zone isn't such a bad thing either. I figure there's no better time than now to add a few creative, unconventional touches to your home than now! After all, a new year has begun. To inspire all of your new home-design efforts in 2013, I've rounded up a handful of gorgeous alternative nightstands. Why stick with what's common when you can use something that reflects your personality and something that's practical? Click through for 7 unexpected items you can use as a bedside table! - By Jan Halvarson



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