We’ve lived in two of the most expensive places to live in the country, needless to say, we’ve unintentionally become tiny living enthusiast. When cost of living is high and you’re trying to pay off student loan debt, you get incredibly good at living small and doing without. Our first tiny house experience was when we moved to New York and we lived in a 325sqft cottage. After that we moved into a small apartment, gained a few more sqft and a bedroom. I was over the moon happy to have a bedroom.
While our space is tiny and we’ve given up things like a conventional stove and oven, we’ve figured out how to really make things work, and keep our stuff to a minimum. Because our space is limited we get creative with furniture or the lack of furniture. When we went looking for a new bed frame we knew we needed something with storage and we found this Brimnes storage bed from Ikea and it was perfect. The large drawers meant we could avoid having a dresser, saving us space in our bedroom.
Our next step was to figure out some kind of bedside table. We wanted to find something inexpensive, easy, and that would work with our bed. We knew we had to find something that we could easily attach to the walls.
We headed to Target and found something perfect, a wood file organizer. In it’s simplest form it’s a wood box and in our case that was just what we needed.
Installation was easy. Tyler pulled out his drill, and he simply anchored the boxes to the wall. We picked the height that was going to work best for us and it was high enough that we could open the drawers from our bed.
We have loved these creative bedside tables and I found some amazing alternatives that I think ya’ll will love. Wood filling or organizing boxes are easy to find and they are just as easy to paint to suite your decor aesthetic .
FLOATING BEDSIDE TABLES FOR TINY LIVING
Organizer Crate : These are the closet wood boxes to the ones we currently have and they would be so easy to paint any color.
Wood Storage Cabinet : I stumbled upon this wood organizer and thought it was so cute and perfect as a bedside table. I love the little drawers in it.
Wood File Organizer : This wood file organizer is another amazing find that would work great as a floating bedside table. Again, this could easily painted any color.
Keep in mind that all of these options are on the smaller side and are ideal for small spaces. We have a full size bed and our bedroom is small too, so having small bedside tables worked for our space.
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This past year I was wanting to change up our bedding in our room and I loved the contrast of navy blue and white. I ended up dying the bedding we had, which was a mint blue. It took a few tries to get the darkness I wanted, but in the end I loved the navy. I found y’all some amazing navy quilt coverlets and white pillow covers.
Navy Quilted Coverlet : I loved the texture of this bedding set. Texture is such an easy thing to add to your space, that allows you to keep things simple, but not boring.
White Pillow Sham : These pillow tufts are on point.
Navy Lightweight Coverlet : This navy blue texture has a beautiful feminine feel and I love that.